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    • Ginkgo Tree of Hasong-ri, Yeongwol
    • Ginkgo Tree of Hasong-ri, Yeongwol
    • Ginkgo Tree of Hasong-ri, Yeongwol
    • Ginkgo Tree of Hasong-ri, Yeongwol
    • Gingko tree in Yeongwol
    • Gingko tree in Yeongwol
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 Classification Natural Monument   76
 Name of Cultural
 Properties
Ginkgo Tree of Hasong-ri, Yeongwol
 Kind of Cultural
 Properties
 Quantity 1,596㎡ (Protected area)
 Designated Date 1962.12.03
 Address 190-4, Hasong-ri, Yeongwol-eup, Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do  Yeongwol-gun  Gangwon-do
 Age
 Owner Yeongwol-gun
 Manager Yeongwol-gun
 Description A ginkgo tree can be as old as a fossil.

Found in Japan, China and Korea, the gingko tree was introduced to Korea along with Confucianism and Buddhism from China.

In fall it produces beautiful leaves which are resistant to insect damage.

As ginkgo trees provide broad leafy shade, they are often planted in arbors or by roadsides.

The ginkgo tree in Yeongwol is assumed to be about 1,000-1,200 years old.

It is about 29m in height, and has a girth of 14.8m.

The tree was originally planted in front of Daejeongsa Temple, but the temple has long since disappeared, and it is now situated in the middle of the village in Hasong-ri.

This ginkgo tree is still used by locals as a resting place.

According to local belief, no animals or insects can approach this ginkgo tree because it was inhabited by a snake with supernatural power.

Also, although children fell out of the tree, they never got hurt.

Lastly, a long time ago, an infertile woman who wanted to have a baby prayed continuously to this tree and finally gave birth.

The ginkgo tree in Yeongwol has been well tended and preserved for many years, making it an important material for biology research.

It has been designated as Natural Monument (No.

76) for its protection.
 
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