A thrilling story about the treasure of a thousand-year-old Diospyros decandra tree in Hanoi

 Despite experiencing rain, sun, and bombs during the war, but for a thousand years, the lush tree is still lush, the canopy looks like a giant elephant, covering the ancient temple, creating an ancient space.
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The thousand-year-old tree grows right next to the temple of Prince Ly Linh Lang (Nhuan Trach village, Van Thang commune (Ba Vi – Hanoi) located on a large, bowl-shaped land, located in the middle of the village, in one space. Wide open space, in front of the temple has a lake.
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Trees over 32m high, trunk circumference of more than 12.5m, trunk diameter is 3.9m.
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Despite the age of thousands of years, the tree is still exceptionally lush. The canopy looks like a giant elephant, covering the ancient temple. 
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According to Mr. Tuc (resident of Nhuan Trach village), from a young age, the tree has been prosperous, radiating green shade. “Up to now, no one knows exactly how old the tree is. Someone said that if compared to history books, the tree must be thousands of years old. Villagers consider the tree as a sacred treasure, witnessing the Historical ups and downs in this land “, Mr. Tuc said.
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Mr. Tuc added that there are very strange stories about the tree and the temple, specifically in June 1954, the French colonial plane bombed the village, destroying the village temple, but the tree and the temple. nearby was unaffected.

During the years of the American resistance war, too, the lance and the temple not only stood firm but also sheltered some units of the 1506 Regiment (Engineering Command) and the 305th Division.

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Therefore, the old tree is considered a symbol of the strength and endurance of people and things in a good place, becoming a spiritual fulcrum for the community to encourage each other to overcome difficulties. to stay and develop.
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 Many people said that because it grows in the sacred land near the old temple, the new tree has a special shape, luxuriant branches and large leaves. It took more than 10 people to connect their arms to embrace all the eyes.
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According to villagers, every year the tree still bears fruit but not much.
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Despite the age of thousands of years, the tree is still lush without the oil of old age.
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The old tree is associated with legends and thrilling stories passed down from generation to generation.

On March 19, 2011, the Vietnam Association for the Protection of Natural Resources and Environment held a ceremony to recognize the Vietnamese Heritage Tree of Thousand Year Old Trees in Nhuan Trach Village. Trees in Nhuan Trach village are evaluated by experts as one of the oldest trees in existence in our country. Here also find archaeological relic Phung Nguyen (2,000 – 1,500 BC), is historical proof for the existence of millennia of ancient trees and temples.

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