Tra Que is one of the more than 400 years old land that is about 3km to the northeast of Hoi An Ancient Town. Throughout the historical transformation, Tra Que people have moved from the fishing net on De Vong River into a dewy sunny farmer in their own field. That is the origin of the famous vegetable growing village in Hoi An – Tra Que. It is surely an interesting destination for your Vietnam tour for family.
Tra Que vegetable
According to the elders of the village, the name of Tra Que village associated with vegetable cultivation on the village land. The first name of Tra Que Village is Nhu Que, meaning the scent of vegetables is like the scent of cinnamon. In the early 18th century, there was Nguyen Dynasty King who once sailed on De Vong River heard rumors of villages with many strange vegetables. The king came to visit and enjoy dishes with flavors from vegetables. Among the vegetable, there is a special one that is a spicy vegetable like cinnamon and aromatic as tea. So the king changed the name of Nhu Que to Tra Que. An interesting story to start your Vietnam countryside tour, right?
Visitors try being a farmer
Tra Que Vegetable Village is surrounded by De Vong River and Tra Que Lagoon so there is a cool, fresh space with natural terrains here. Tra Que vegetables not only have a distinctive aromatic flavor but also are especially clean by being fertilized by the inorganic fertilizer from the moss from the river around the village. In addition, the soil at Tra Que Vegetable Village is fertilized with saltwater from De Vong River, which is porous and rich in nutrients for growing vegetables.
If you ever try specialty in Hoian on Vietnam tailor-made tours, you can easily find that most of the dishes have the fragrant vegetable on them. Do you know that all of that vegetable raised in Tra Que? Incredible, right? Tra Que Vegetables Village is famous for its 20 various kinds of leafy vegetables and spices. Especially, there are many kinds of vegetables that are very delicious such as basil, perilla. The vegetables have five tastes that are spicy, sour, sweet, bitter and acrid. Thanks to their special flavor, Tra Que vegetables have contributed to the famous folk food in Hoi An and Quang Nam.
Specialty made from Tra Que vegetable
Tra Que Vegetable Village has been supplying vegetables for restaurants, hotels, and people in Hoi An as well as localities in Quang Nam and Da Nang. Moreover, Tra Que vegetables have been used as an important ingredient to give flavor to the village specialties such as Tam Huu, Banh Xeo, Cao Lau, Quang Quang, Vegetables with garlic, etc.
The vegetables, basil, lettuce, lettuce fish, green onions are all fresh and clean, which ensure you to have a very delicious meal. Supermarkets in Quang Nam, Da Nang, from the South to the North buy vegetables here to provide consumers, which have affirmed and wraparound the Tra Que vegetable village.
In 2016 Tra Que Vegetable Village has about 300 households producing vegetables. Although the total area raising vegetable is only 18 ha, the productivity is 30 tons / ha, the total output is about 500 tons that is worth about 10 billion VND.
In recent years, Tra Que Village is also an attractive eco-tourism destination for domestic and foreign tourists. Tra Que Vegetable Village enriches the famous tourist services in Hoi An and develops tourism at the village. This not only helps the people in Tra Que Village get more income but also encourages them to keep their traditional work. The young generation in Tra Que Village inherits the work of their father staying in the villages to make their living. Tra Que beauty promotes to the unique of tourism of Hoi An in particular and tourism of Vietnam in general.
To have the best tours in Vietnam, you cannot miss the chance of trying to be a farmer in Tra Que for a day. Every visitors visiting the village will be taught by farmers here about how to take care of green vegetables. At the break, everyone is sitting in the hut drinking a bowl of green tea and looking at the new vegetable growing. At dinner, you will again enjoy the famous Hoi An dishes made from Tra Que vegetables.
One day as a resident of Tra Que Vegetable Village is a short time but enough to show you the deep love of people with plants on this land. The farming industry is hard, but local people surpass it all to develop Hoi An tourism industry like today with very attractive features. If there is a chance to have Vietnam tour for family, you must definitely visit this place.