Standing in the sub-tropical rainforest near the Laodaonong village of Tongbi Pass in Yingjiang County, 76 km to the town, the so-called King of Banyan tree is 40 m tall, with more than 168 new trunks grown from dropping aerial roots.
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Each year, more than ten aerial roots are still increased. The tree crown covers an area of 9.2 mus. It looks like a grove and is called “one tree makes a forest”. According to the experts, this tree is over 300-year-old and is the biggest and greatest banyan in China so far.
Image: Oliver Huang
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