The hundreds of years old almond tree has a diameter that is too big for 4 people to hug

Many residents and tourists from everywhere who have the opportunity to visit sub-area 6, Ha Trung town, Ha Trung district, Thanh Hoa province cannot help but be surprised when they see the ancient almond tree located along the old National Highway 1A.

Local people said that they do not know when the almond tree existed. When they grew up, they saw a large, towering almond tree on the side of the road. For many years, the almond tree has been closely associated with local people, this is also a place of memories for many people, especially on summer days, the almond tree radiates cool shade.

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The ancient almond tree growing next to the old National Highway 1A, passing through sub-area 6, Ha Trung town, Ha Trung district, Thanh Hoa province, makes many people admire.

“Listen to the elders that in the past, the almond tree was located in The grounds of But Moc Pagoda – a local sacred pagoda. Therefore, this ancient almond tree must be hundreds of years old. Through the changes of time, the almond tree remains green and produces fruit regularly. When we were children, we often went to the eagle tree to enjoy the fresh air and have fun,” Mr. Le Van Thai – a resident shared.

From observing the eagle tree, which is over 10 meters tall, has a wide canopy and an ancient mossy trunk. The tree’s root has a diameter as large as four people’s arms can’t hold the base. There are many rough lumps that appear like stalactites.

According to Ms. Phan Thi Lan – Head of the Culture and Information Department of Ha Trung district, the almond tree is currently the The only remaining vestige in the grounds of But Moc Pagoda. Since ancient times, But Moc Pagoda has been a sacred temple in the spiritual and cultural life of local people.