Dien Lan Thon Trang Ecotourism Area – A Captivating Destination in Tien Giang
For those with a passion for orchids, a trip to Tien Giang to visit Dien Lan Thon Trang is a must. Here, you’ll witness the beauty of various orchid species and have the opportunity to admire the artistry of many artisans cultivating orchids in a vast space, including modern laboratories for breeding, tissue culture, and a contemporary nursery.
Moreover, this place is also an eco-tourism area designed in a Homestay style, combining accommodation with entertainment, recreation, and relaxation, infused with the rich culture of the people in the Mekong Delta.
Location and Directions to Dien Lan Thon Trang
Situated at 284 Ap 5, Tam Hiep Commune, Chau Thanh District, Tien Giang Province, Dien Lan Thon Trang is easily accessible.
It’s approximately 10 km from the center of My Tho City and 70 km from Ho Chi Minh City. The route to Dien Lan Thon Trang is straightforward and convenient.
For those traveling by car, take the Trung Luong Expressway until it ends, then continue straight on National Highway 1A. After about 3 km, you’ll reach Tam Hiep Commune, where you’ll find Muoi Hue Grocery Store. Turn left and travel approximately 1 km to arrive.
If you’re on a motorcycle, take National Highway 1A to Tien Giang, and when you see the Phat Mau Temple on the left, prepare to turn right onto the expressway. After about 3 km, you’ll reach a roundabout, and from there, follow the above route.
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What Does Dien Lan Thon Trang Offer?
Dien Lan Thon Trang is characterized by its outstanding landscape, particularly the vast orchid garden spanning 1.5 hectares, home to over 200,000 Dendro orchid pots. Visitors are mesmerized by the sea of elegant and enchanting orchids in shades of purple and white.
The owner has arranged for tourists to visit the tissue culture laboratory to learn about the orchid production process. With tissue culture, it takes 1-2 years to nurture orchids to maturity for cultivation. Each orchid plant continuously produces flowers for at least 6 years.
During the tour, visitors can purchase potted orchids or orchid cuttings wholesale or retail for display, business, or as gifts.
Another ideal stopping point for visitors is the nostalgic area displaying ancient tools of local gardeners and farmers. This area features old-fashioned items such as boats on the dock, Lambretta scooters, cyclos, and even cars from the 1960s.
Dien Lan Thon Trang also boasts a wine cellar with over 1,000 bottles, ranging from 10 ml to 100 liters. It includes imported wines of significant value and wines infused with Vietnamese medicinal herbs, such as ginseng, licorice, and medicinal honey. The wine cellar is attractively and impressively displayed.
Moreover, visitors can rent traditional costumes like ao dai, ao ba ba, along with accessories such as scarves, hats, baskets, and wooden clogs for photo sessions.
For those who wish to explore the surrounding residential area or take a boat trip on the river to enjoy the scenery, Điền Lan provides Lam (a traditional Vietnamese vehicle) and tourist boats.
Dining Options at Dien Lan Thon Trang
After indulging in sightseeing and photography, Dien Lan Thon Trang serves local dishes with a distinct Mekong Delta flavor, including deep-fried elephant ear fish, duck simmered in sour soup, and various hotpots. All at reasonable prices in a cool and beautiful setting.
Dien Lan Thon Trang Homestay
To meet the accommodation needs, Dien Lan Thon Trang has an adorable Homestay system stretching along the sandy shore, providing a floating feeling that comes with being in a riverine area.
Ticket Prices for Dien Lan Thon Trang
The entrance fee is VND 30,000 ($ 1.2) per person, but it’s waived if you dine on-site. For VND 60,000 ($2.4) per person, visitors also get traditional clothing.
With its enchanting scenery, a blend of tradition and modernity, unique landscapes, and a refreshing natural environment, Dien Lan Thon Trang stands out as a prominent model of Mekong Delta tourism, attracting a large number of domestic and international tourists.
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