Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Peculiar Plants Tourism

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1852

Plants with certain peculiar and unique features can attract tourists, such as (1) extremely old pines, such as the Xuanyuan Cypress in Huangling, Shaanxi, the Zhou Pine in the Jin Temple of Taiyuan, and the Sui Plum Tree at the Qing Temple of Tiantaishan in Zhejiang; (2) trees with beautiful shapes, such as the Welcoming Pine and the Jiulong Pine at the Jeitai Temple in Beijing; (3) attractive colours, such as the red leaves of Xiangshan in Beijing; (4) alluring fragrances, such as the Osmanthus in Lushan, the ‘Drunken Flower’ of Tanzania (Chrysanthemum) and the ‘Drunken Grass’ of Ethiopia; (5) large trees, such as the Giant Tree of Tianmushan, the Giant Ginkgo of Qingchengshan and the General Cypress of Songshan; (6) trees with odd functions, such as those can grow bread, produce oil, and eat insects; (7) trees with strange appearances, such as the ‘sophora tree embracing a cypress’ at the Yao Temple in Linfen, the three-layer fruit trees in Shanyin County, Shaanxi Province, the...

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