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Gingko forest in Nanxiong

 2013-11-23    Sylvia Lai    Sights    Shaoguan    1602  

Autumn is coming. It gets cooler and cooler. The sky is blue, the clouds are white and the leaves turn into golden yellow. Maybe autumn is the loveliest season with its comfortable climate and the colorful sceneries. When the beautiful season comes again, where would you like to visit? Today I want to show you a special place-Gingko forest of Nanxiong where you can appreciate the golden autumn fully. You’ll certainly fall in love with this place.

Nanxiong, a small city located in the northeast of Guangdong Province, which is well known for its gingko forest. It is the lowest altitude natural ginkgo area in China. The gingko trees of Nanxiong mainly spread throughout these small towns such as Pingtian, Youshan, Maozifeng, Zhutian etc. It has a long history since Nanxiong people began to grow the gingko trees for the economic use in Ming Dynasty. There are countless gingko trees in Nanxiong for example only Pingtian town-one of the small town in Nanxiong city already owns more than 5000 gingko trees. It is said that Nanxiong is honored as “the homeland of gingko trees”.

The seeds and the leaves of gingko have great economic use, playing a very important role of the agriculture of Nanxiong. But these gingko forests are not just for agriculture but also for tourism.
The leaves of gingko trees turn into golden yellow during the middle of November and the beginning of December every year. It is the best time to appreciate the wonderful autumn in gingko forest of Nanxiong. When the autumn comes, many tourists come all around China to enjoy the resplendent colors and the quaint villages. When you come to visit the gingko forest of Nanxiong, it seems that you come into a fairyland. The golden leaves are so charming, with the shape like the butterful and the golden flame, singing and dancing in the wind.
You can see gingko forest in many towns in Nanxiong. Here are two representative gingko forest towns to recommend.

1. Pingtian town
Pingtian town is an ancient town of planting gingko. Many gingko trees in Pingtian town are more than 100 years-old, making the forest looks more lush and ancient.  
2. Maozifeng forest
Maozifeng with the altitude of 1058 meters is in the northwest of Nanxiong city, it is only 42kilo meters from Nanxiong. The forest in the Maozifeng is far away from the city, with its clear air and the dreaming landscape of gingko forest. Here trees are luxuriantly, the environment is elegant and quite. It is really worth to visit.


1. November and December are the tourism months of Nanxiong. It needs to book the hotel in advance.
2. Because the forest is located in the mountains, so bring enough clothes for it may be a little cold in the night.
3. The gingko forest in Nanxiong attracted a lot of photography enthusiasts for its beautiful yellow color leaves of ginkgo trees and the natural environment. Make sure to bring your good camera to capture the bright autumn colors of the forest.

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