Ancient: The 300-year-old banyan tree at Lâm Sơn temple in Quảng Ngãi Province’s Nghĩa Hành District. VNS File Photo.
Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — A huge banyan tree is attracting curious visitors to the central province of Quảng Ngãi’s Nghĩa Hành District.
Planted in the temple courtyard in Lâm Sơn village in Hành Nhân Commune some 300 years ago, the tree is 25 metres tall and 6.8 metres across.
According to the village elders, over the decades, despite being impacted by wars and natural disasters, with the protection of locals, the tree has been growing well, symbolising the rise and vitality of the local people and land.
It has been associated with the cultural and spiritual lives of many generations of people in the area, they said.
It has been acknowledged as a heritage tree by the Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment.
It is the second ancient tree in Quảng Ngãi Province to be thus honoured after a 220-year-old thị tree (diospyros decandra) also in Nghĩa Hành District. — VNS