Big Banyan Tree, located 7.5km south of Yangshuo, is one of the main scenic attractions of Yangshuo county. It is said that the banyan was planted in the Jin Dynasty and is famous for its age and towering beauty.
The banyan tree is now 17 meters high, 7.1 meters around the trunk, and covers an area of 1000 square meters. When we look closely we see that it has beautifully twisted roots and gnarled branches. Its crown is round with an exuberant growth of branches and leaves. There is a huge branch stretching out straight starting just 1 meter above the ground. Enduring wind and rain for thousands of years, it is surprising that this branch has not been harmed.
The Tall Banyan is on the west bank of the Jinbao River. There is an ancient ferry crossing under the tree called "Rongyin Gudu". Across the river, rocks of varying sizes, fascinating mountains and wonderful caves,make this area a must see.
A scene from the famous old movie Liusanjie was filmed here at the Big Banyan Tree. The famous love scene has made this a popular spots for lovers amd movie buffs.