Nine-headed willow grows in the Gobi Desert in Bashilangan Township, Pishan County, Hotan Region, Xinjiang.

The main part of the willow tree is leaning against the mountain, and part is lying on the ground.

From a distance, the tree grows out nine crowns, hence the name "Nine-headed Willow".

  The branches of the nine-headed willow are intertwined, dense and lush, some are straight and thick, and some are shaped like a Wolong.

There is a spring under the willow tree, and the bottom of the spring is constantly gushing out, merging into a stream.

According to Turxun Yasen, senior engineer of Geology and Mineral Resources of the Tenth Geological Brigade of Xinjiang Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, the spring is a tectonic fissure spring, and its formation time is relatively old.

  Regarding the formation of the nine-headed willow, Tursun deduced that it was related to human activities at that time, that is, the villagers who first discovered the spring planted willow trees by the spring, and then the willow trees continued to grow and grow. new tree.

After a long period of reciprocation, it has formed a unique desert spectacle today.

(produced by Sui Zhiyuan and Wang Chao)

Responsible editor: [Sun Jingbo]