The heritage banyan at a sacred temple

The ancient banyan at the temple dedicated to Tan Vien Son Thanh in Quyt Hamlet, Ba Vi, Hanoi, is the green "treasure" of Doai - the cloud-covered land. It is believed that the tree has witnessed the history of a thousand years.

The heritage banyan at a sacred temple

The banyan tree is located on the grounds of the temple dedicated to Saint Tan Vien in Yen Bai. Photos: VNP/VNA

The heritage banyan at a sacred temple
The banyan of Quyt hamlet was recognized as a Vietnam Heritage Tree. 
The heritage banyan at a sacred temple

The banyan of Quyt Hamlet was recognized as a Vietnam Heritage Tree.

The heritage banyan at a sacred temple
The first trunk of the banyan tree has a diameter of 40m.
The heritage banyan at a sacred temple

Seen from afar, the banyan’s giant canopy covers a large area. Photos: VNP/VNA

The heritage banyan at a sacred temple
Many kinds of symbiotic plants on the canopy of a banyan tree in Quyt Hamlet.
The heritage banyan at a sacred temple

Little plants grow on the roof of the temple.

The heritage banyan at a sacred temple
Little plants grow on the roof of the temple.
The heritage banyan at a sacred temple

Part of the tree trunk.

The heritage banyan at a sacred temple
The banyan tree sits in front of the temple.
 
The heritage banyan at a sacred temple

With an estimated age of thousands of years, the banyan tree is still growing. 

The heritage banyan at a sacred temple
Tourists visit the 'green treasure' of Quyt Hamlet. Photos: VNP/VNA


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