Tra Que Vegetable Village – All Things You Should Know

Besides amazing things to do such as sunbath in An bang Beach or Walking on Hoi An Ancient Town at night. Hoi An is also renowned for Tra Que Vegetable Village. If you want to experience the feeling of being a farmer for a day, you should visit this place.

1. Introductions About Tra Que Vegetable Village

How many vegetable farming villages does Vietnam have? Probably a lot, but to find a unique vegetable village with many special features like Tra Que vegetable village is almost impossible.

Farmers in this vegetable village grow more than 40 kinds of vegetables on about 40 hectares. Although growing many popular Vietnamese vegetables, the outstanding and famous of this village are Vietnamese herbs such as onions, cilantro, cabbage, laksa leaves, herbs, basil, and perilla.

Even from a few hundred meters away from the village, you can also immediately smell the very mild aroma of herbs and vegetables in the air.

Perhaps Tra Que is a rare vegetable village still loyal to the ancient method of growing organic vegetables. The vegetables here are all naturally lush, partly thanks to the natural conditions of the soil, partly thanks to the clean water used from underground water, and the amount of raw green manure used from the seaweed collected directly from the lagoons surrounding this vegetable village.

These types of algae have a reasonably fast decomposition time. They contain many nutrients, so they are chosen by the villagers to make fertilizer in combination with other fertilizers to help grow vegetables without needing to use chemical fertilizers.

Previously, when visiting the Tra Que vegetable garden, you wouldn’t have to buy entrance tickets. However, since the People’s Committee of Hoi An Town officially put this place into tourism. Tra Que vegetable village has started to collect entrance fees. However, the ticket price is still very reasonable, only 35,000 VND / person. And anyone can enter the experience independently without using any tour services.

2. How To Get To Vegetable Village

Tra Que Village is located in Cam Ha Commune, Hoi An City. About 2km northeast of the city center lies between the De Vong river and Tra Que lagoon.

The way to Vegetable Village: From the center of the old town – along the Hai Ba Trung route – through the first bridge is Tra Que Vegetable Village, located on the right. Many tourists often use transportation to come to this Vegetable Village is a bicycle.

Tra Que Vegetable Village

 

2. Best Time To Visit Tra Que Village

According to our experience after traveling to this place, the best time to visit this village is from mid-February to May every year, with cold weather and no rain suitable for you to participate in outdoor activities.

3. Top Things To Do in Tra Que Vegetables Village

Experience a day as a farmer

In this village, many households provide sightseeing services and participate in cultivating clean vegetables. You will become a real farmer with slippers and conical hats, and learn how to grow vegetables, fertilize, and sow seeds from the farmers here. For travelers who have never lived and grown up in the village, this experience will be refreshing and enjoyable.

Tra Que Vegetable Village

Enjoy dishes made from vegetables.

If you do not like the vegetable growing activities. You can choose the restaurants around the vegetable garden to enjoy the unique dishes of Hoi An. According to visitors’ sharing, you must try a particular dish: dish “Tam Huu.” A specialty of Tra Que vegetable village.

This dish has main ingredients, including shrimp, pork belly, and basil. Shrimp and pig meat boil will sandwich with basil and then cleverly tied with a string of green onions. You will dip it with sweet and sour fish sauce, a little garlic, and minced chili when eaten.

Tra Que Vegetable Village

 

Take cooking classes

Besides the above activities, you can also take part in cooking classes. When participating in these cooking classes, the chefs will guide you to decorate, trim dishes, and prepare Quang Nam Province specialties from available ingredients such as Cao Lau, Quang Noodles, and Banh Xeo.

In addition to the activities above, you should try cycling or buffalo riding on the streets filled with sunshine and a cool breeze around the Tra Que Vegetable Village. Indeed, you will feel it exciting and peaceful.

4. Some Tips When Exploring Tra Que Vegetable Village

  • When participating in the experience of being a farmer, you should follow the people’s instructions and try not to step on their vegetables.
  • Every year, on the 7th of the lunar month. Tra Que people organize the Cau Bong festival to pray for favorable weather and bumper crops. If you can come here these days, you will be immersed in the happy atmosphere of the festival.
  • The best time for you to have a good photo with a bed of green vegetables is in the morning from 5:30 AM – 6 AM and in the afternoon from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Above is the experience of exploring Tra Que Vegetable Village; we hope you have an additional destination in your Vietnam travel itinerary.