Hidden dragon

  • Specie: Chinese Banyan (ficus microcarpa 榕樹)
  • Location: Tai Hang Road (opposite the entryway to Wang Fung Terrace)

Sometimes photos just can’t do justice to a tree. Take this massive Chinese Banyan on the side of Tai Hang Road for example. It grows on an incline beneath the side of the road with its immense system of trunks hidden behind the roadside barrier.

From the road, you can only see the upper part of the tree. This is pretty impressive on its own but nothing like the view you get when you look over the side.

The trunks of multi-limb tree span the length of a bus, supporting a network of buttresses that wind and twist upwards out of the foundation, like a giant serpent swimming on the hillside.

If you are ever in the area, check out this monster, and remember to look over the railing and down to its magnificent body.

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