Yen Tu yellow ochna flower - precious tree of a sacred land

Yen Tu yellow ochna flower - precious tree of a sacred land

NDO - Whenever spring comes around, flower lovers wish to buy a yellow ochna flower tree to pray for a new year full of peace and luckiness and it is better if the yellow ochna flower tree stands on the holy Yen Tu Mountain. (Mar 15, 2018 18:29:32)

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