This particular Gingko tree (aka Gingko Biloba) is not just any tree. It was reportedly planted by Tang Dynasty's Emperor Taizong, the emperor portrayed in Fang Bingbing's Empress of China, from over a thousand years ago. Take a look at these stunning photos when the Gingko tree displays its full glory in late autumn.
The 1,400-year-old Gingko tree is located in an ancient Guanin (Goddess of Mercy) temple just outside of Xi'an in China's Shaanxi province. Xi'an was named Chang'an (eternal peace) in ancient times and was the capital for 10 different Chinese dynasties, including Tang (618 – 907). It is also where tourists from all around the world visit the famous tomb and terracotta army of Qin Shin Huan, China's first emperor