Welcome to Hoalanvietnam.org, the Web site of the Orange County Vietnamese Orchid Society, a nonprofit organization.
Our Web site was created in August 2004 by Vietnamese orchid lovers in Southern California. Our aim was to help people understand orchids, especially those species that thrive in the wilderness of Vietnam. Since we started, we have had more than 10 million viewers from all over the world.
Most of the articles are written in Vietnamese. Some of the articles are translated from lectures originally written in English by authors such as Dr. Leonid V. Averyanov from University Komarov in Saint Petersburg, Russia; Dr. Karel Petrzelka of Czechoslovakia; and Botanist Gruss Olaf of Germany. At this site, you will find many pictures, stories, poems, paintings, music, and video clips about the most beautiful, most striking, and most glamorous orchids. To find them (on their web site), please click on the links in the column on the left hand side of the main page.
• Lan Rừng VN từ A-Z = Pictures of Wild Orchids of VN from A-Z
• Tranh Hoa lan = Orchid paintings
• Hoa lan & truyền thông = Video clips(# 13,14, 16)
• Thư viện hình ảnh = Pictures of our society activities and orchid collections of Vietnamese growers from around the world.
Going forward, we hope to translate more short stories, poems, and research papers into English and enable all orchid lovers to share their varied experiences with this most fascinating flower.
Editor's Note: Although not perfect, here is a link translated to English using an on-line translator. It is not perfect but could be of some help.