Bonsai is a Japanese word, but the art of growing these trees originates in China, where it is called "Penjing".
Penjing are often landscapes (where "Bonsai" are often individual trees). In this article we have listed the ten most beautiful Chinese Penjing landscapes.
(#1) Ikadabuki (raft) style Penjing landscape, by Matyie Che Makhtar
An ikadabuki (raft) style Penjing landscape, by Matyie Che Makhtar.
(#2) Casuarina Equisetifolia landscape by Eddy Sebayang
Spectacular and very realistic Penjing landscape by Eddy Sebayang, made up from Casuarina Equisetifolia trees. Read more on Penjing and its Chinese roots in the Bonsai History article.
(#3) Chinese Penjing landscape with figurine, by Matyie Che Makhtar
Chinese Penjing landscape with figurine, by Matyie Che Makhtar.
(#4) Penjing landscape by Yee-sun Wu
Chinese styled trees; a Penjing landscape including a miniature house and figurines. For more photos, check our Penjing website. By: Yee-sun Wu.
(#5) Penjing forest, by Zhuang Weijun
Stunning Penjing forest, by Zhuang Weijun
(#6) Penjing tree from China
Penjing tree from China, a Bonsai landscape that includes a rock scenery and figurines. By: Estavios Bonsai.
(#7) Flowering Penjing tree
Wonderful Chinese Penjing tree, in bloom. Photo by: Estavios Bonsai.
(#8) Rock landscape, by the Debreceni Bonsai Club
Full scale Penjing landscape, including a Bonsai tree, water, rocks, trees and figurines. By: Debreceni Bonsai Club.
(#9) Penjing style Bonsai tree, by Joko Sulistianto
Penjing style Bonsai tree in twin-trunk style, possibly a Chinese Elm Bonsai, by Joko Sulistianto.
(#10) Mini Penjing, by Robert Steven