Visitors flocked to the Binh Dinh Convention Center in Quy Nhon on Sunday to admire a stunning assortment of ornamental plants and bonsai expertly cultivated by talented domestic artisans in the field.

“The organizer of the exhibition proudly presents the city’s largest ornamental plant exhibition to date, featuring an exceptional collection of highly valuable bonsai. The exhibition commenced on Saturday and promises to be a remarkable display of horticultural mastery.”

In addition to the showcased trees, the competition featured a staggering number of over 180 registered works of bonsai art.

Some notable attractions include ancient trees dating back centuries and meticulously shaped bonsai trees with unique forms.

An ancient Streblus asper features several branches, making it look like a tower cluster. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

An ancient Streblus asper features several branches, making it look like a tower cluster. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

An over-100-year-old bonsai owned by artist Le Van Dung in Thai Nguyen Province. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

An over-100-year-old bonsai owned by artisan Le Van Dung in Thai Nguyen Province, northern Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

Nguyen Thanh Nam, a resident of Quy Nhon, has expressed his delight with the exhibition, which is captivating visitors with a stunning variety of charming and exquisite bonsai trees and ornamental plants.

Nam expressed his admiration for a collection of ancient cedars and Streblus asper trees, some of which hold a remarkable value of tens of billions of Vietnamese dong. These captivating specimens leave a lasting impression.

Artisan Nguyen Duy Toan, a resident of Quy Nhon, is the proud owner of a 700-year-old Streblus asper. He acquired the tree from a farmer five years ago and meticulously cultivated and pruned it, resulting in an exquisite bonsai that resembles the renowned Duong Long Towers. The towers hold great cultural significance as a unique national architectural and artistic treasure.

“I hold a deep appreciation for the tree,” Toan expressed.

Nguyen Tuan Thanh, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Binh Dinh Province, stated that the event serves as a central platform for gardeners and bonsai artists from across the country to connect and collaborate.

“Esteemed attendees have the opportunity to appreciate a diverse selection of unique trees, offering a captivating experience for enthusiasts of ornamental plants and bonsai.” Thanh emphasized.

A huge stump of a bonsai worth over VND1.5 billion (US$63,165). Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

A huge stump of a bonsai worth over VND1.5 billion (US$63,165). Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

A unique bonsai on display at the ongoing ornamental plant exhibition in Quy Nhon City. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

A unique bonsai on display at the ongoing ornamental plant exhibition in Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

A spectacular bonsai on display at an exhibition in Quy Nhon City. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

A spectacular bonsai on display at an exhibition in Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

An ancient Streblus asper. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

An ancient Streblus asper. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

A visitor takes a photo of bonsai on display at an ornamental plant exhibition in Quy Nhon City, which kicked off on August 19, 2023. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

A visitor takes a photo of bonsai on display at an ornamental plant exhibition in Quy Nhon City, which kicked off on August 19, 2023. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

A work of bonsai art. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

A work of bonsai art. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

A charming bonsai. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

A charming bonsai. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

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