About Big Banyan Tree

The Big Banyan Tree Park in Yangshuo County is a top attraction that features a tall banyan tree approximately 17 meters high and 7 meters wide. It has survived over the centuries and radiates a raw, unmatched beauty that draws in throngs of tourists every year. The staggering banyan tree towering the skyline resembles a huge green umbrella with branches and a thick canopy that restricts sunshine from penetrating through. According to the traditions of the Zhuang People, in ancient times they regarded animals, plants, and mountains as gods and this 1,400-year-old banyan tree was also treated like a god and worshipped. Many domestic tourists still visit to worship the ‘God tree.'

Must See

  • Scenic Spots near Big Banyan Tree
  • Jinlong River
  • Independent raft piloting

How to reach

  • There are many ways to get to the Big Banyan Tree from Yangshuo County. One of the most popular ways is to rent a bike which can cost about CNY10 to CNY 20 per day or a motorbike which may require a deposit of CNY 100 or CNY 200.
  • You can also take a bus to Gaotian Town from Yangshuo County and get off at the scenic area.
  • Or you can drift along Yulong River to Gongnong Bridge, and then walk southwest for a few minutes.


  • Try to avoid visiting the Big Banyan Tree during Golden Week and the summer holidays.
  • The tree represents a symbol of love, which attracts many lovers who come here to make a wish.
  • The best way to visit the Big Banyan Tree is by bike from Yangshuo.
  • Tourists can take photos with the locals in their traditional garments.
  • Visitors can enjoy bamboo rafting too.
  • Visit a wonder stone museum that is near the site.

Visit Time

Monday to Sunday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Entrance Fee


CNY 15
CNY 10 for children between 3.9 ft. and 4.6 ft. tall

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Time you can spend

30 minutes


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