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In pics: ancient ginkgo village in Tengchong turns to golden yellow

By : InKunming | Published: 2018-11-22

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[InKunming--YunnanThe ginkgo village in Tengchong, Yunnan, is golden in the late autumn of November. Ginkgo trees full of yellow leaves and houses built by volcanic stones paint a beautiful landscape with unique colors, making people from all around China intoxicated.

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As an ancient village on western Yunnan, ginkgo village has a history and culture of farming for a thousand years. Here has vast stretches of ginkgo forest with over 30,000 plants among which the oldest one is about 1,300 years old.

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The village, with a total area of 35.42 square kilometers, is 37 kilometers away from Tengchong city. There are various landscapes besides ginkgo trees, such as volcano, valley, idyllic scenery and ancient battlefield. 

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According to research, soldiers from the Central China came to live in the village during the Hongwu reign of Ming dynasty, forming the typical han culture. Nowadays, a great number of people come to the village to enjoy the autumn scenery every November, living in comfortable inns adapted from villagers’ houses.

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(Editors: Christine, Rachel)


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