Golden ginkgo leaves light up Dai Temple

(| Updated : 2021-12-01

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As the winter season has swept through North China with frozen ponds and bare trees, a touch of autumn still lingers in Tai'an.

Dai Temple, which is located in Tai'an, East China's Shandong province, is a remote Chinese classical garden hidden on Mount Tai.

In late autumn every year, the ginkgo tree leaves at Dai Temple fall from the branches, covering the ancient temple with golden leaves.

Two old ginkgo trees in the temple's courtyard have lived for over 340 years. One is 27.5 meters tall and the other is 31 meters tall. They look powerful and luxuriantly golden, creating a marvelous autumn scene.

Ginkgo trees at Dai Temple have brought more color to the city's landscape, attracting a large number of tourists when they turn golden in the autumn.


An aerial view of golden gingko trees at Dai Temple [Photo/WeChat account: hitaishan]


The ginkgo leaves begin to turn yellow in late autumn in Tai'an, East China's Shandong province. [Photo/WeChat account: hitaishan]


Golden ginkgo leaves cover the grounds at Dai Temple. [Photo/WeChat account: hitaishan]


A view of a corner at Dai Temple [Photo/WeChat account: hitaishan]