Each year the huge Ginkgo Biloba lose a huge amount of leaves that create a golden carpet of rare and fascinating beauty. Located within the walls of the temple Buddhist Guanyin Gu, in the region of the Zhongnan Mountains in China, the rite of autumn leaf fall is followed by numerous tourists from all over the world.
The tree was planted in honor of Emperor Li Shimin, the founding father of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), and in a few years will accomplish the goal of fourteen centuries. Ginkgo Biloba is also known by the name of “maidenhair”, and is a species unique in its kind considered a true “living fossil”. This tree is very useful for numerous purposes, including also to achieve some medicines. Its properties are known from ancient China, but in Europe the tree was cultivated relatively late, well over 1,500.