Tra Que herb village
For tourists who come from big cities and who are curious about the Asian countryside, Tra Que village in Hoi An is obviously a good choice. One of the great things about this tour is the nature that surrounds the village. Beautiful rice, wandering buffalo, small river close by and there are fisherman gently passing the time away
Escape from the bustling city just about 15 minutes by cycling from Hoi An old quarter, you will enjoy farming area with nice weather and lovely people, a green area called Tra Que vegetables village. In Tra Que, farmers use neither manure nor chemical fertilizers but a kind of algae found only in a lagoon in this village. The vegetables, hence, look green and beautiful naturally in their fields as well as possess outstanding tastes and flavors. Vegetables in Tra Que are loved and highly appreciated throughout Hoi An and nearby areas due to its freshness, good quality and safety.
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
Tourists visitting Tra Que Village are often fascinated by watching the farming procedures of local farmers, including: raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables and many other activities which are rarely seen in modern daily life…
A tour to Tra Qua village endures in half day and can be arranged by bike, by boat or by van.