Top 5 Ginkgo Viewing Destinations in Suburban Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu

2015-12-01

The best places to see golden ginkgo trees around the city, which also offer rewarding experiences for hikers because of charming scenery and vicinity to popular tourist sites.
The ginkgo viewing time has come into its best in late autumn and early winter, with ginkgo trees glorifying the season with the golden glow against the background of azure sky when the weather is fine. When the winds arise, the fan-like leaves dance down and soon you’ll find the pavements colored with yellow leaves, making a touching and photogenic sight for sightseers and shutterbugs.
The following sites are known as the best places to see golden ginkgo trees around the city, which also offer rewarding experiences for hikers because of the charming scenery and vicinity to popular tourist sites.

Baiyan Monastery in Dayi County
A glimpse of ginkgo trees in the mountains? Go to the Baiyan Monastery, where you’ll see a long stretch of a ginkgo forest.
The monastery is in Jinxing Township of Dayi County in western Chengdu and there are thousands of ginkgo trees planted in the neighborhood, among which are the Nine Ginkgo Trees of the Same Root, which boast a history of over 1, 000 years.

Transportation (self-drive):
Chengdu→Dayi Exit of Chengwenqiong Highway→along Dashuang Road of Xiling Snow Mountains→Yuelai Town→Jinxing Town


Yunding Mountains in Jintang County
The Ciyun Temple on the top of Yunding Mountains in Jintang County in northeastern Chengdu is known not only for its ancient architecture and grand view of the surrounding areas, but also for two giant ginkgo trees in the courtyard, which are nearly 1, 000 years old.

Transportation: North Bus Station or Jinsha Bus Station→Jintang County→Yunding Mountains

Qingcheng Mountains in Dujiangyan City
The ancient ginkgo tree with a history of 1, 800 years by Tianshi Cave in Qingcheng Mountains claims to be the No.1 Famous Tree in Sichuan. It has a height of 30 meters, a perimeter of over 7 meters and a crown diameter of 36 meters, standing proud with several other old ginkgo trees which also have a history of over 300 years.

Transportation:
CRH train (China Railway High-speed) to Qingcheng Mountains→Bus No.101 to Qingcheng Front Mountain→a climb to the destination

Gexian Mountain in Pengzhou City
Gexianshan Township in Pengzhou City is a hot spot for tourists in late autumn because of a ginkgo forest that covers a large field, making it one of the most preferable sites for taking “wedding gown photos”. A large number of ginkgo trees planted in the area are more than 100 years old, and the best known one is said to be the oldest in western Sichuan, with an age exceeding 2, 500 years.

Transportation (self-drive): Chengdu→Pengzhou→Gexianshan Town→Gexian Mountain

Baiyun Village in Pujiang County
Baiyun Township in Pujiang County, in southern Chengdu, has planted thousands of ginkgo trees on an expansive land of some 700 hectares in recent years, in an attempt to create a theme sightseeing spot and a new attraction for leisure and tourism.

Transportation (self-drive): Pujiang Exit of Chengya Highway→Chaoyang Lake Town

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