Troh Bu acknowledged as country’s largest orchid reserve

Update: 00:00 | 18/07/2017
A two-hectare wild-orchid reserve in the Troh Bu Botanic Garden in Dak Lak Province has been recognised as the largest of its kinds in the country by the Vietnam Record Organisation (ViệtKings).
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Situated around 12 kilometres from Buon Ma Thuot City, the reserve has around 200 species of orchids.

The garden used to be a natural forest before being destroyed by local residents to grow crops.

troh bu acknowledged as countrys largest orchid reserve

Visitors relax at the Troh Bu Botanic Garden. (Photo: daklak.blogspot.com) 

Nguyen Tuan Hung, now 45, decided to grow coffee and fruits to serve tourists as a homestay model.

But after seeing trees thrive, he decided to develop it into a small forest with wild orchids. This was in 1995.

Currently the reserve has around 10,000 orchid plants, including many rare and valuable varieties such as nghinh xuan (rhynchostylis gigantea), gia hac or phi diep (dendrobium nobile), hoang thao thai binh (dendrobium pulchellum), and long tu (dendrobium primulinum).

Hung said the garden is also home to birds and animals like peafowl, pheasants, rabbits, turtles, flying squirrels, and wild boars.

Visitors to the place can also see the largest lithophone and tree-trunk canoe in the country besides many unique cultural facets of the region’s ethnic minorities.

Kieu Thi Xuan, a visitor from HCM City, said her family was amazed by the cool climate in the area and the hundreds of orchids.

Hung said the accommodation, ethnic food and entertainment available to visitors are improving.

The reserve attracts over 10,000 domestic and foreign visitors a year. 

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(Source: VNA)