Seven kilometers the south away from the County of Yangshuo, you will find a prominent and towering tree: the Big Banyan Tree(大榕树). It has survived in wind and rain over centuries since it was planted during the Sui Dynasty (581-618). It is also famous because the Chinese film ‘The Third Sister Liu'(电源《刘三姐》) was partly shot here. Thus a beautiful love story adds to the magic of this centuries-old tree.

This tree, measuring 7 meters (about 23 feet) in width and 17 meters (about 55.8 feet) in height has experienced extensive growth over the years. Although its stem is very old and its roots twist, its branches and leaves stretch out so lushly that the sunshine hardly penetrates its shadow. Sitting in its shadow on even the hottest day of the summer, you barely break out in a sweat. It is under this tree that The Third Sister Liu(刘三姐) declared her admiration to her lover The A’niu(阿牛哥).

To the south of the Big Banyan Tree is the Moon Hill(月亮山). A village under the hill offers you a chance to experience the true village life free from metropolitan stress and trouble. Under a mysterious layer of haze you will find tranquil scenery comprised of leveled rice terraces and crystal brooks. This sightseeing spot should definitely be incorporated into your travel plan.


20 CNY (per adult)

Children under 1.2m(1.2m not included) are free of charge.
Half-price ticket applies to children between 1.2 – 1.4 meters
The Big Banyan Tree Scenic Area Administration reserves the right to change the pricing

Hours: 08:00 am – 5:30 pm

Address: Alongside the banks of the Jinbao River, Gaotian Town, Yangshuo (阳朔高田乡金宝河畔)

Big Banyan Tree