Vietnamese Yellow Apricot Blossom

Dien Hoa village, in a central province of Vietnam, has become famous for growing bonsai apricot trees. Before the Lunar New Year many people visit the village to choose an apricot tree to decorate their home during the New Year festival, known as ‘Tet’. A 10 year old bonsai can cost thousands of dollars and older specimens more. By selling an old apricot tree, enough money can be raised to build a house. The flourishing trade has brought local villagers a more prosperous life.

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