A 250sq.m museum includes displays, pictures and a national map depicting the distribution of varieties of Ngọc Linh ginseng. VNA/VNS Photo

HCM CITY — The newly opened Ngọc Linh Ginseng Museum in HCM City boasts over 400 varieties of the healing plant called a national treasure.

The museum opened in early December at No. 374 Nguyễn Sơn Street in Tân Phú District. It includes a display of Ngọc Linh ginseng tubers that are worth billions of Vietnamese đồng.

Nguyễn Tấn Việt, museum director, said that Ngọc Linh ginseng, which has medicinal properties, reflects the history and culture of Việt Nam.

“Having researched for years, I had a strong desire to build a museum so that others could appreciate and learn more about this precious ginseng species,” Việt said.

The museum is open to the public daily except Tuesday. – VNS