Natural Heritage Museum-Tuo Le Ancient Ginkgo Area

Natural Heritage Museum

Tuo Le Ancient Ginkgo Area

by Live in Guizhou

Image Source: Sina News

Tuo Le Ancient Ginkgo Area is located in Tuole Village, Shiqiao Town, Panzhou City, Guizhou Province, China. It is a tourist attraction that combines natural and cultural landscapes, centered around ancient ginkgo trees. With its long history and rich cultural heritage, it offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, allowing visitors to get close to nature.

The entire Tuole Village boasts over 1,200 ancient ginkgo trees, with trunk diameters generally ranging from 50 to 150 cm, and the largest reaching up to 220 cm. These trees typically have an age of over 300 years, with the oldest one being 1,500 years old, and their trunks can reach several tens of meters in height. This area is renowned for having the highest density and best-preserved ancient ginkgo trees in the world.

The branches of the ginkgo trees extend in all directions, covering the entire Tuole Village with their roots. In summer, the layers of green leaves turn into a golden hue, and the fallen leaves carpet the stone pathways, the roofs of houses, and the harvested rice fields. Even the clear streams and small stone bridges over them in the village are adorned with golden ginkgo leaves, creating a picturesque scene.