What’s strange about two special cinnamon trees costing thousands of dollars in Van Yen?

Two special cinnamon trees have been sold by the owner for 140 million VND (more than 6000 USD) and the size of it needs two people to hug. The buyer peels the bark, the seller keeps the wood to use. In the capital of cinnamon tree Van Yen of Yen Bai province, there are still some giant cinnamon trees.

Two special cinnamon trees costing thousands of dollars

Two special cinnamon trees costing thousands of dollars

Van Yen district is considered the cinnamon capital of Yen Bai province. Cinnamon is grown in most communes of the district. For many years, the Dao and Tay people here have lived well thanks to the cinnamon tree. Accordingly, when planting cinnamon, nothing is discarded, from leaves and branches purchased by factories to press essential oils to cinnamon broken  for export. Cinnamon wood is also used to make furniture. Therefore, Van Yen people consider the cinnamon tree as a tree to get rich.

Two special cinnamon trees

The roots of two special cinnamon trees cost thousands of dollars in Van Yen

Vien Son commune is the place where the Dao people live. For many generations, Dao people have considered cinnamon as a precious medicine. Not so that in the forest, or behind the house, there are ancient cinnamon “tools”. Mr. Ban Tien’s family, in Khe Dua hamlet, Vien Son commune, sold a giant pair of cinnamon for 140 million VND. This record was established by the people as the highest in Vien Son. Thanks to selling this pair of golden cinnamon trees, Mr. Tien was able to build a house and build a beautiful set of traps made from cinnamon wood.

Two special cinnamon trees costing 6000$

two special cinnamon trees cost thousands of dollars in Van Yen

According to cinnamon growers, the bigger the cinnamon, the more essential oil it has. The cinnamon trees that meet the standards of medicine are bought for half a million dong for 1kg. This year, the Dao people are extremely excited because the price of cinnamon is high. Fresh cinnamon sold at the garden for 20,000 VND/kg. They even do not have enough goods to sell.

Growing cinnamon doesn’t waste anything. From leaves and branches purchased by factories to extract essential oils to cinnamon bark as medicine. Cinnamon wood is used to make household items.

 

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