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 Classification Natural Monument   30
 Name of Cultural
 Properties
Ginkgo Tree of Yongmunsa Temple, Yangpyeong
 Kind of Cultural
 Properties
Old Big Tree
 Quantity 1 Tree(260㎡)
 Designated Date 1962.12.03
 Address 626-1, Sinjeom-ri, Yongmun-myeon  Yangpyeong-gun  Gyeonggi-do
 Age
 Owner Yongmunsa Temple
 Manager Yangpyeong-gun
 Description A ginkgo tree can be as old as a fossil.

The tree was introduced along with Confucianism and Buddhism from China.

The trees are found in Japan, China and Korea.

The ginkgo tree has beautiful leaves in fall which are not damaged by harmful insects.

The ginkgo tree provides large, dark shade.

Therefore, it is often planted as an arbor or a roadside tree.The ginkgo tree of the Youngmunsa Temple is about 1,100 years old.

Its height is about 42m and its girth is about 15.2m.

This ginkgo tree is bigger than others, and it has knots under the stalk.

According to a legend, Prince Maui of the Silla Dynasty planted the ginkgo tree on the way to Geumgangsan Mountain with grief because he lost his country.

According to another episode, Saint Uisang of the Unified Silla Dynasty fixed a stick on the ground, and the stick grew into the ginkgo tree.

Under another story, the ginkgo tree bled when the branches of the tree were cut.

Also, when Japanese soldiers fired the Youngmunsa Temple in 1907, the ginkgo tree didn't burn down.

The ginkgo tree has warned Korea whenever the country has been involved in disasters.The ginkgo tree in the Youngmunsa Temple has been kept well by descendants for a long time.

Since it is valuable in biology, it is designated and protected as a natural monument.
 
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