Located in a peaceful space, next to the gentle Co Co River, Tra Que Vegetable Village brings a sense of comfort, giving you a tranquil atmosphere and experiences of the exciting farming of the farmers here.
Tra Que Vegetable Village
- Address: Tra Que Village, Cam Ha Commune, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
- Entrance ticket: 20,000 VND/person
- Estimated tour time: 1 hour
- Time to visit and experience: ½ day
Tra Que Vegetable Village has located about 3km from the center of Hoi An ancient town forward the northeast, on the way from Hoi An to Da Nang.
The village has an area of about 40 hectares, rotated by farmers to grow more than 40 types of vegetables following the traditional farming style for many generations.
Thanks to the source of clean water, fertile soil, and organic fertilizers that are mainly taken from seaweed and hyacinth in the Co Co River, the vegetables here have a great aroma and crispiness. This vegetable source supplies both Hoi An and a supermarket in Da Nang City.
Tra Que vegetables become an indispensable ingredient to make the famous Mi Quang dish of this land.
Not only have clean vegetables, but also Tra Que people have turned their organic vegetable village and growing method into a tourist destination and product to serve the sightseeing and discovery needs of many domestic and international tourists near and far.
Tourist information to discover Tra Que Village
1. Move to the vegetable village
Located quite close to the ancient town where there are many beautiful 4-star Hoi An hotels, it is not difficult to move to Tra Que.
The favorite means of transport for many visitors to this organic vegetable village is a bicycle. Riding slowly on an affordable bicycle, you have the opportunity to see the peaceful rice fields and villages, and easily visit the villagers’ houses of the vegetable village.
If you cannot ride a bicycle, or your hotel is farther away like in Da Nang, then a car is a suitable means of transport. Just hire a car with a driver from a travel agent and you can be assured of moving to this place. However, if traveling by car, you have to park your car outside the small alley leading to the village area. You walk a few hundred meters to see the vegetables.
2. Time to visit Tra Que Vegetable Village
The best times of the day are from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m to 5:30 p.m. This duration is usually not too hot and when Tra Que farmers come out to take care of vegetables.
The time of year to go to Tra Que is from October to December and from February to April every year, when this is the season with great weather for people here to grow vegetables. So, many kinds of vegetables for you to freely explore.
The summer months from May to September are quite hot, and vegetables are difficult to grow, so you should arrange a suitable time of day to visit to avoid the scorching heat.
3. Experience activities at Tra Que Vegetable Village
3.1. Visiting to discover vegetables
Of course, this is an integral activity at any of the famous attractions in Hoi An, and so is Tra Que Village.
You will be spoiled for discovering all kinds of green vegetables, pay special attention to the herbs here. It is because of the delicious herb vegetables, this place is also called Tra Que.
3.2. Farming experience
The unique tourism product of this place is to turn the daily activities of local farmers into exciting products, that is farming work.
You will be taught how to prepare the soil, fertilize, choose vegetables, grow vegetables, and how to water the vegetables with buckets.
3.3. Learn cooking
Learning how to prepare simple dishes from vegetable ingredients here will be an interesting activity that cannot be missed.
Tam Huu dish can be considered as a typical dish of the village of Tra Que, which is a combination of mints, green onions, shrimp, and meat, simple but tasty, making a unique balance between protein and vitamins.
In addition, Hoi An pancakes are also quite interesting for you to try your cooking skills.
3.4. Take pictures in the vegetable village
It is impossible to ignore the beautiful photos of the peaceful scenery and daily activities of the Tra Que people. Prepare your camera, get ready to capture beautiful labor moments here.
You carefreely take pictures because the people here are very familiar and friendly to tourists, as long as you don’t disturb them, or hinder the ongoing activities.
3.5. Enjoy lunch with local food
A meal with very authentic local dishes, such as sautéed spinach with garlic, fish in tomato sauce, cabbage soup, Tam Huu, and pancake can be the right choice for an enjoyable lunch.
When eating, you can watch the field of cool green vegetables. What is great relaxation, hard to find in a noisy city!
Notes when visiting Tra Que vegetable village
+ If you only come to the vegetable village to visit and take pictures, you can come anytime you like without reservation.
+ If you want to experience farming, cooking, or having lunch in Tra Que, you should book the service in advance. You can book through a travel agent, hotel, or directly with the local people.
+ Divided by Hai Ba Trung road, Tra Que has two areas. In Vienamdrive’s experience, the right side (if you come from Hoi An city center) is great for visiting in the morning, and the left side is great for exploring in the afternoon. The two parts are relatively similar, so you only need to visit one.
+ Besides Tam Huu dish, É juice is made from the seeds of the é trees which are popularly grown here. So, you should try this drink, it’s both cool and tasty, great for refreshment if you come here on a hot day.
Spending half a day in Tra Que vegetable village to explore, take pictures comfortably, and learn to cook some basic dishes here is worth ranging your time.
Please cover Tra Que Village on the list of outstanding places to visit in Hoi An for your trip!