As Christmas and New Year get closer, it is time to plan another fun trip with families and friends. This holiday season, why not get in a car and tour around the province to experience the beautiful winter scenes in South China. This week, let’s set off to Nanxiong, the “hometown of ginkgo trees in South China.”
Maozifeng Forest and Pingtian, Nanxiong
Visitors are attracted by the yellow ginkgo trees in Nanxiong. [File photos]
Nanxiong is well-known for its ginkgo forest.
The leaves of ginkgo trees turn from chartreuse to golden yellow during the middle of November and December. Covering nearly 67 square kilometers, Nanxiong is the lowest altitude natural ginkgo forest in China.
The trees are mainly spread throughout Pingtian Township and Maozifeng Forest. As the “hometown of ginkgo trees,” there are more than 5,000 ginkgo trees there. Among them, more than 1,000 trees are over 100 years old, and the oldest one is more than 1,600 years old.
When autumn comes, the leaves gradually change to yellow. The fallen leaves make the area a golden sea. This may be why the two places are hot spots for photographers in autumn and winter.
Dishes made with ginkgo are must-try when visiting Maozifeng Forest and Pingtian Township.