Source: Yicai 1,400-Year-Old Ginkgo Tree Turns Temple Grounds Into A Lush Golden Carpet 2015-11-25 Wed 2015-12-02 Wed A 1,400-year-old ginkgo tree growing next to the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in China has turned the ground around it into a golden carpet, attracting visitors from all over the country. Said to have been planted by Emperor Taizong of Tang, this ancient tree stands in a temple built in the Zhongnan Mountains. The golden leaves have been falling since mid-November, and are an absolutely breathtaking sight. Source: Yicai Source: Yicai Source: Yicai What makes ginkgo trees even more spectacular is the fact that they have remained unchanged for more than 200 million years. That means they were around when dinosaurs dominated the earth, and are presently known as being a “living fossil.” Source: Yicai Source: Yicai Source: Yicai Source: Yicai By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:Yicai Tags: China / Ginkgo / Temple / Tree grape Japan 1,400-Year-Old Ginkgo Tree Turns Temple Grounds Into A Lush Golden Carpet Related Article China-Inspired Kawaii Look Featured In New Shoe Lineup From Japanese Fashion Brand Sucredoll World’s Largest Anime Figure “Evangelion Unit 01” Awakened In Shanghai Japanese Scientists Create World’s First Drinkable Alcohol Made from Trees Japanese Buddhist Monk DJ Combines Sick Beats with Religious Chants for Rave-like Services in the Temple 391-Year-Old Bonsai Tree Is A Miraculous Survivor Of The Hiroshima Atomic Bomb A Canine Mystery: How On Earth Did You Get Up There? And How Will You Get Down?