Every Fall, Something Absolutely Breathtaking Happens At This Buddhist Temple
The Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in the Zhongnan Mountains of China is amazing in its own right, but that is not why hordes of tourists flock to the historical place around this time each year.
Raking while those of us in the suburbs with large backyards see the entire notion of thousands of leaves ugh — it is counted by this unique temple as a blessing.
And it is quite clear why that is.
The 1,400-year old ginkgo tree drops its gold leaves autumn that are come, blanketing the courtyard it rests in with gilded petals ! that are.
It is believed the tree was put during Emperor Taizong of Tang’s reign (626-649).
Because of this, it lives on a national list for trees that are secure.
Monks come out to chant and pray with the tree.
It really is a sight to see first hand.
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A natural event as dramatic as this actually makes you reconsider raking as being a hassle.
Take a minute to really value the best thing about nature!