As an idyllic space with cool green vegetable fields, Tra Que Vegetable Village brings a sense of relaxation and comfort, bringing you back to a peaceful childhood with wonderful farming experiences through nearby hands on activities, close to the people here. Let’s learn more about this place with Premium Travel Vietnam to see what is special here!
- 1 TRA QUE VEGETABLE VILLAGE HISTORY
- 2 TRA QUE VEGETABLE VILLAGE INTRODUCTION
- 3 WHAT TO DO IN TRA QUE VEGETABLE VILLAGE
- 4 WHAT TO EAT IN TRA QUE VEGETABLE VILLAGE?
- 5 HOW TO GET TRA QUE VEGETABLE VILLAGE FROM HOI AN?
- 6 THINGS TO DO AROUND TRA QUE VEGETABLE VILLAGE?
- 7 SUGGESTION FOR TRA QUE VILLAGE TOUR?
- 8 TRAVEL AGENT TO BOOK TRA QUE VEGETABLE VILLAGE TOUR?
TRA QUE VEGETABLE VILLAGE HISTORY
Originally known as Nhu Que, the vegetable village of Tra Que in Hoi An was uncovered more than 400 years ago. By the legend, a King of the Nguyen Dynasty supposedly ate a local vegetable while passing through the village at the beginning of the 18th century. He felt cinnamon aroma of this veggie but he also realized a cool aroma of camellia so he changed the name of the plant from Nhu Que to Tra Que.
TRA QUE VEGETABLE VILLAGE INTRODUCTION
Tra Que vegetable village is around 3 kilometers to the northwest of Hoi An city. This traditional village has been here for almost 300 years and it covers the land of 40 acres.
Here, there are more than 20 different varieties of leafy vegetables and spices intercropped by local residents. On the fertile land between Tra Que lagoon and De Vong river, this region produces green vegetable items that are well-known across the country. The locals use enhanced methods in addition to seaweed harvested from the Co Co River to fertilize the crops, ensuring that the veggies in Tra Que village are constantly in season and have an exceptional flavor that is unmatched anyplace else. This method allows for the production of incredibly clean vegetables in a closed-loop system that benefits the environment and the health of consumers.
At present, vegetables in Tra Que village are not only used in Hoi An but also be exported to many parts of the country.
WHAT TO DO IN TRA QUE VEGETABLE VILLAGE
BEING A FARMER
Visit the Tra Que Vegetable hamlet, one of the intriguing tourist destinations in Hoi An, you will see what a real farmer does for a living. They will lead you through the process of tilling the soil, planting seeds, watering plants, and harvesting crops. Even though you’re a little worn out, but you’ll have a better understanding of what it’s like to be a farmer and a better know how simple life is there.
JOIN A COOKING CLASS
When visiting the vegetable village of Tra Que in Hoi An, you not only see green garden with varieties of herbs and veggies but you also can take part in a mini cooking course by the local chefs who will instruct you on how to choose the ingredients and make Hoi An delicacies like Banh Xeo and “Tam Huu”. Thus, you will know how the locals combine some local herbs with ingredients to create such delicious food.
WHAT TO EAT IN TRA QUE VEGETABLE VILLAGE?
In Hoi An, Banh Xeo is a highly popular cuisine. The dish is filled with shrimp, pork, and bean sprouts and has a golden, crispy crust. You can slice it into pieces, roll it in rice paper, and serve it with raw veggies when eating.
Of course, it will be a mistake if you don’t try “Quang” noodles, a delicacy of Quang Nam province, if you visit Tra Que vegetable village. There is nothing better than eating fragrant, chewy “Quang” noodles with shrimp, pork, and raw garden vegetables collect from this village.
This is unique to Hoi An’s Tra Que Vegetable Village. Shrimp, pork, basil, and green onions are rolled up in the meal is known as “Tam Huu” or “three friends”. You dip it in a small amount of sweet and sour fish sauce with garlic and chili when eating.
HOW TO GET TRA QUE VEGETABLE VILLAGE FROM HOI AN?
Any location around Hoi An is not far from the vegetable village of Tra Que. It is frequently walkable for those staying close to the Old Town or An Bang Beach. From Hoi An center, if you follow Hai Ba Trung street then Tra Que Vegetable Village will be on your right on the way to the beach.
If you stay on beachfront resorts, let’s follow Lac Long Quan street and make it right at the crossroad of Lac Long Quan and Hai Ba Trung street.
Besides, if you want to cycle here, you can follow some winding green field roads that connect the town with the countryside.
THINGS TO DO AROUND TRA QUE VEGETABLE VILLAGE?
AN BANG BEACH
It is only 1.5 km to the north of Tra Que town that you will find this excellent sandy coastline. Visitors can discover this unspoiled areas and can lie in the sun, and enjoy seafood at seaside restaurants and bars beside the clean, unpolluted water. You can also enjoy some water sports as well.
HOI AN OLD TOWN
The biggest tourist destination in the area is Hoi An Old Town, which is located 3 kilometers from this location. Visitors can find breathtaking sights to admire and enjoyable activities to take part in, day or night. This is a World Heritage Site with many tourist attractions like ancient houses, temples, assembly halls and so on.
If you would like to have a fun water buffalo ride, you can cycle along the village lane connecting Tra Que and Cam Chau village then meeting by chance a guy sitting on buffalo. Thus, you can ask permission to have a short buffalo ride to experience or you can book tour here.
The nipa (coconut) palm forest of Cam Thanh is well known spot in Hoi An for the tourist to come to know about the fishing life of the local people and participate in rowing unique basket boat ride, casting fishing nets with local fishermen.
SUGGESTION FOR TRA QUE VILLAGE TOUR?
- 8:00: Departure to Tra Que vegetable village.
- 9:00: Start the journey to discover Tra Que vegetable village. You will hear the guide introduce Tra Que vegetable village and Tra Que vegetable village history.
- 9:30: After that, you will experience and participate in the process of producing and taking care of vegetables in the garden. At the end of the labor process, visitors will enjoy basil juice and soak their feet with herbal leaves.
- 12:00: After that, you will have lunch and rest.
- 13:00: Guide will take you back to the hotel. End of the trip to Tra Que vegetable village.
TRAVEL AGENT TO BOOK TRA QUE VEGETABLE VILLAGE TOUR?
So, if you come to Vietnam and would like to find the travel agent in Hoi An to book Tra Que Vegetable Village Tour, do not hesitate to contact us:
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100 Tran Van Du street, My An ward, Ngu Hanh Son district, Da Nang city
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