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2016 Taiwan International Orchid Show

The annual Taiwan International Orchid Show Kicked off Saturday at the Taiwan Orchid Plantation in Tainan’s Houpi Township and was expected to generate export orders worth more than NT$10 billion over three years starting this year.

A display of rare monkey orchids from Peru and Ecuador would be a major part of this year's Taiwan International Orchid Show. The monkey orchid, which is known scientifically as Dracula simia, grows in the mountainous regions of Ecuador, Colombia and Peru and looks like the grinning face of a very small monkey.

Besides, president-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) also attended the opening ceremony which was held for the exhibition.  "Tainan is the “kingdom of orchids.” Orchids from Taiwan have been exported to as many as 86 countries, making it one of the nation’s most competitive industries", Tsai said.

One out of every six orchids produced around the world comes from Tainan, she added.

             The trade show was being jointly organized by the Tainan City Government and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, in cooperation with National Cheng Kung University’s Research Center of Orchid and other organizations.

President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) attended the opening ceremony.


President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) visited one of the vendors.


Rare monkey orchids, known scientifically as Dracula simia,look like the grinning face of a very small monkey. 


President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) visited the arrangement of Flaming plants.


An orchid flower arrangement welcomed visitors to the Taiwan International Orchid Show.


An orchid flower arrangement which symbolized " Fall in Love" displayed at the Taiwan Orchid Plantation. 


An orchid flower arrangement which symbolized "Get married" displayed at the Taiwan Orchid Plantation.


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