An ancient tea tree in Lao Chai, the northern province of Ha Giang Vietnam boasts a vast wealth of ancient tea trees that are still waiting to be discovered, developed and protected. According to scant mention in historic materials and scientific research, ancient tea trees are mainly located in the northern highland provinces of Lang Son, Ha Giang, Lao Cai, and Yen Bai. Some of them are said to be up to tens of meters tall with trunks that span the lenth of three mens’ arms. Following rare information supplied by ethnic minority peoples whose lives are closely connected to ancient trees, a group of Saigon Tiep Thi reporters journeyed to the Hoang Lien Son Range, which sits between Lao Cai, Lai Chau and Yen Bai provinces. The reporters said they followed the path that tourists usually take to conquer the famous Fansipan Mountain with a guide. It took them over three hours to reach their destination – some 2,200 meters above the sea level. During an hour-long trek through the forest, the team passed many tea treas which seemed to grow naturally without any sign of human interference. Some were so wide that it took two reporters to fully…
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