The Ginkgo Tree Planted 1,400 Years Ago

Nov 14 , 2021 | Culture

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Ginkgo trees are a species native to China and today retain great cultural significance. One Ginkgo tree planted in the courtyard of an ancient temple lives close to where the terracotta statues were buried in Xi’an China. And this tree has lived nearly 1,400 years. Our Host James Chau shares the story and cultural heritage of the Ginkgo tree.

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