Tra Que Village (Hoi An, Vietnam)
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Tra Que is a charming little village located just a few kilometres from Northeast of Hoi An. Its location is between De Vong river and Tra Que alga pond (Cam Ha commune - Hoi An town). This village is famous for many kinds of vegetables in a long time: lettuce, salad, houttuynia, flagrant knoutwed, basil and coriander vegetables etc., The village is named after the sweet scented vegetables that spice up the everyday meals of the Hoi An people. Here a new spirit for traditional Hoi An dishes like Cao Lau, Quang noodles, the local ‘Tam huu' spring roll (made from Tra Que vegetables) and cake with meat (Banh xeo) has been enlivened.
Tra Que vegetable village with all the nice herb being cultivated with high techonolgy make the vegetable here nicwe and fresh. Also you will live in the beautiful atmostphere, very relax and can feel peace of the vietnam village. If you ever stop over in Hoi An shouldn't miss visit Tra Que vegetable village.
This village is famous for over 20 different kinds of vegetables and herbs such as basil, lettuce, spring onion, perilla, Vietnamese mint, cilantro,…In Hoi An as well as many other areas of Vietnam, people prefer to have meals with fresh vegetables. There are several dishes that need to combine with fresh vegetables when eating like banh xeo (pancake), spring roll, Quang noodle, cao lau, noodle soup…When several vegetables are mixed together, they will give you five flavors: spicy, sour, sweet, bitter, acrid which can make your mouth dances with satisfaction.
There are now about 220 households work on agriculture in this village, among those there are 130 households crop rotative vegetables intercropping on an area of 40 ha. Growing vegetables just can help them earning from 100,000 VND to 150,000 VND per day while they have to work despite the weather conditions. However, thanks to the development of tourism, the farmers here have chances to improve their life by offering service to tourists who want to visit their village as well as want to experience farmers’ life. Therefore, visiting Tra Que village is not just an interesting way to spend your holiday in Hoi An and discover more about the local life here but also chance to help local people improve their living condition.
If you go by yourself, you can rent a bike (just 20,000 VND/bike/day) and cycle to the village. - To enter the village, you need to buy the entrance ticket which just costs 20,000 VND/ 1 ticket to look around and explore by yourself.
If you love cooking, Tra Que Vegetable Village is also a good place to satisfy your hobby. Start the tour by visiting local market to choose ingredients for your dishes then cycle directly to this village. To make your meal more delicious, you will go to the veggies garden to pick some veggies for your cooking. Please have a look at Hoi An Cooking Class.
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