Centuries-old golden nanmu add color to Chongqing village

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2024-05-20 14:41
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A photo taken on May 16 shows golden nanmu trees in the Nanmu Bay scenic spot of Youyang county, Chongqing. [Photo by Su Zhigang/For chinadaily.com.cn]

Deep in the mountains of Youyang county in Chongqing, there is a small village famous for having the largest group of 1,000-year-old golden nanmu trees in China. Nearly 10,000 golden nanmu trees of various sizes can be found here, with eight of them being over a thousand years old. The largest one is 3,000 years old, and it takes about 8 people to wrap their arms together around its trunk.

Nanmu is a national second-level key protected plant and golden nanmu tree is one kind of this precious plant.

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