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Yangshuo Big Banyan Tree

Big Banyan Tree 大榕树

Location

Inside the Shili Hualang area (十里画廊景区)

You can get here on a bicycle or electric scooter. At the moment, petrol scooters and cars are officiall not allowed in this area but some people do sneak in

Nearby

Gongnong Bridge (工农桥)

Yulong River (遇龙河)

Moon Hill (月亮山)

Assembling Dragon Cave

Jianshan Temple

Entrance Fee

25 Yuan

Free parking for bicycles and scooters

As the name suggests, this is a large tree. The Big Banyan Tree is a major tourist sight with the domestic visitors as it features heavily in the Liu Sanjie (Third Sister Liu) story; the one that the Light Show is all about. The Big Banyan Tree is where Liu Sanjie tossed her Silk Ball (a traditional custom) to her lover. He accepted and they lived here happily ever after.

Domestic visitors really enjoy the site and you will see many large groups pulling up for the chance to take photos.

Foreign visitors might be shocked to find that many of the photo opportunities involve animals in poor conditions. Monkeys are dressed up and chained; peacocks parade with the tails clipped off and taped back into what must be the preferred style. Go there only if such sites will not distress you.

You may be able to get a glimpse of the tree as you go past on the main road. That is enough for most foreigners.