Fig Tree King

Last updated by cactus at 2015/4/27

The Fig Tree King, located In the courtyard of Laykah township government, Hetian County, 22 kilometers from the city of Hetian, is about 4 meters high and takes a place of 0.1 hectares. This is an important tourist destination in Hetian. The crown of this tree looks like a huge but chic green mushroom. It is five hundreds years old, planted in 1507. It bears fruits for three times from June to October every year, and the golden yellow fruits of it are big, fresh, sweet and bright. It totally bears more than 20 thousands fruits every year. Its old age and its high fruitfulness make it the "King of Fig Trees".

Figs are generally called "the magical fruit" because their flowers hide inside the receptacles and are not easy to be found. The local people prefer to call them "fruit of good fortune and long life." It’s rare to see such a long live and fertile fig tree as Fig Tree King in China, so every year in spring, summer, and autumn, a lot of tourists from home and aboard came to appreciate the famous Fig Tree King.

Solo Adventure Tips:

Location:

In the courtyard of Laykah township government, Hetian County, 22 kilometers from the city of Hetian.

How to Get There?

Take bus No.2 to bus station of courtyard of Laykah (0.5RMB) or by taxi (15 RMB)
Take bus No.3 at southern short haul station, or take minibus (2 RMB).

Ticket Price:

30 RMB

Opening Hours:

More Tips:

Spring, summer, and autumn are best tourist season to visit. A lot of tourists from home and aboard come to have a look at the famous Fig Tree King every year.