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Address: Main road into Yangshuo, Yangshuo County, China
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This is a major attraction for Chinese tourists in Yangshuo

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see the textbook's tree in flesh

we have learned about this tree in our primary Chinese textbook, so its interesting to see it in flesh. The tree itself is kind of amazing, but around it there is nothing to... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Cynthia W
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Xi'an, China
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Xi'an, China
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

we have learned about this tree in our primary Chinese textbook, so its interesting to see it in flesh. The tree itself is kind of amazing, but around it there is nothing to look,maximum 20 minutes' visit. 20rmb/person, you can also enjoy a short doubled way rafting.

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Hong Kong
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80 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Other than seeing the banyan tree itself the place was full of local tourists, costumes you can hire to wear and pose on the grass, chained monkeys on bicycles and horses. I didn't expect this at all. By the banyan tree you there is a small river to cross over to the other side, have no idea what was there... More 

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Thank CassavaHK
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2016

If you are on your way to see moon hill, this place is just a couple of meters away along the same road. Can spend about 20 minutes to appreciate the grand old tree with its roots and canopy .other attractions nearby is not worth writing about . I just bypassed them and be on my way.

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Thank Albert K
Beijing, China
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I loved this little gem of a place. Main park is on the flat so easy walking - wheelchair accessible. The Banyan Tree is over 700 years old and is astonishing - the local villages care for it and the ariel roots have been guided and planted so it has the effect of lots of trees but it is actually... More 

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Thank Fran B
Shenzhen, China
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We were so looking forward to seeing the Banyan tree. But what a shame, they made this place an overpriced, boring, animal abusing attraction! Except for the tree itself, which is quite big and beautiful, there were chained monkeys and horses. We didn't bother going any further. It was a 10 min, and 20 RMB / per person wasted!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Don't go there! We paid the 20 y/p to get in and see the tree. That part was just so-so and mainly just to check off the tourist list. However, we're not going back and recommend everyone to stay away. Large signs say the site management is not responsible for all the other activities taking place inside, but they should!... More 

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Guiyang
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

There was a tree...that's it. Then they charged us 20 yuan each to cross the river on a bamboo raft. It was 30 metres across the river and took less than 2 minutes. What was on the other side of the river? Nothing. Literally nothing. Unless you count the 2 peacocks chained to the ground. They demanded 5 yuan if... More 

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Waikato
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

it was a nice enough casual walk around. Nothing overly exciting to see. stayed only about 20 minutes.

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Thank TokGirls
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

This is some mighty big old tree. From afar it looks like a small forest. It is not a very spectacular attraction but more for people who are nature lovers and want to see and be in a presence of some piece of nature that is ancient.

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Thank Angelycus D
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2016

It's a nice tree, maybe big for the area, but as tourist attractions go this one is nothing special. The surrounding area is nice and the park overall is ok too. Save this visit for the end of your trip if at all.

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