Beijing botanical garden trees. These stars, Zheng Banqiao Cao Xueqin has brought inspiration
Beijing botanical garden, there are 11 kinds of trees 638 trees, one of which (300 years) of 124 strains, two (100-299) of 514 strains, for the largest number of Platycladus orientalis, a total of 393 strains, followed by 79 strains of Sabina chinensis. These trees, mostly concentrated in the surrounding Wat Chayamangkalaram, Cao Xueqin Memorial hall. Cao Xueqin Memorial Hall in Wat Chayamangkalaram, the wryneck ancient ginkgo tree, ancient wintersweet so can say is "story" stars of the ancient trees, such as Zheng Banqiao, Cao Xueqin had to bring these talents inspiration.
Photo: Chen Yu
Beijing botanical garden is the most can not miss the things on both sides of the III Fodian, some strains of ancient ginkgo tree, are classified as trees at the national level. To the east of a height 22.5 meters; west of the line nearly 20 meters high, two Ginkgo trees more than 800 years in age, upright and vigorous, 4 people together can be surrounded by trees.
According to historical records, the Wat Chayamangkalaram was built in the Tang Dynasty, the original sandalwood temple Wofo, originally enshrined in the late Ming Dynasty and early Qing Dynasty III Fodian, disappear without a trace. The show is the Buddha Buddha Nirvana at the scene, according to legend, Shakya Muni in the two Nirvana Suoluo temple in the north, because not suitable for planting so much with horse chestnut, Sala, ginkgo tree instead of. The two trees in the Wat Chayamangkalaram, is the symbol of Shakya Muni's nirvana suoluo.
The first year of Emperor Qianlong, Zheng Banqiao to Beijing exam, riding tour Xishan Temple named after Shashi, visited the Wat Chayamangkalaram Abbot monk, Zheng Banqiao Qing ya, in the career that Everything is going smoothly. Until now, the temple and his inscription: "Xishan to node Wanshan green, blow the thick cloud cold smoke. Horse diameter for yellow rice cooked Yuqing temple, early autumn." The poem leaves temple Wat Chayamangkalaram, here it refers to the yellow, autumn two ancient ginkgo trees in the landscape.
Beijing botanical garden, Wat Chayamangkalaram king hall, and an ancient link, but also a great background. The planting time no definite records, reportedly planted in the Tang Dynasty Zhenguan years (the other pass, or planted in the Yuan Dynasty emperor Yong Zheng of Qing Dynasty), as the capital of wintersweet crown". At one time it was withered, and then sprouts, exuberant growth, so it is also called the "two degrees plum".
Had legends, "said Begonia withering wrote the red courtyard of a dream of Red Mansions" in a year and the following year, suddenly re flowering, lead Jia to banquet, is taken from the Wat Chayamangkalaram "two degrees plum". It is believed that Cao Xueqin in his later years have been living in the vicinity of the Wat Chayamangkalaram, and the creation of "a dream of Red Mansions", in the book the story or by Wat Chayamangkalaram "the plum to open two degrees inspiration and creation".
In addition, the "door Guhuai opinion, Ma Bridge brook conium maculatum" this sentence, in Xiangshan area residents word-of-mouth legend spread so far, is the description of Cao Xueqin was living in front of the scene. Now, the streams bridges have disappeared, but the tree still stands wryneck in front of Cao Xueqin memorial hall door, as if to tell people the story of the year. This is a silent trees, don't forget to stop it before it, think of things change as the old gifted scholars and beautiful ladies.
Beijing botanical garden is open at 6:00 - 21:00 (summer) 7:00 - 19:00 (winter); Wat Chayamangkalaram open time 8:30 - 16:30 (summer) 8:30 - 16:00 (winter).