Tra Que village was established more than 300 years ago surrounding by De Vong River and Tra Que Lagoon. In the initial time, the ancestors’ native people earn money for their living by catching fish on riverbank. After that, they moved into land for farming. Thanks to the advantages of natural conditions, they planted different sorts of vegetables on this fertile land. Gradually, planting vegetables becomes their traditional job.
With more than 40 hectors of farming land, this traditional job has survived for many previous generations. But only when the development of Hoi An’s tourism industry, Tra Que Organic Village spreads its images widely to international visitors.
Tra Que’s vegetables are always ranked as one of the best quality of vegetables because of its fertile land and a special organic fertilizer making from a kind of fresh water algae under the surface of De Vong River.
Herbs is the most well-known kinds of vegetables the villagers plant. There are more than 20 kinds of herbs such as lettuce, melissa, and basil. When all of them are mixed together, it is a complete combination of 5 different tastes. It is said that herbs of Tra Que Organic Village is one of the indispensable ingredients for famous specialties in Quang Nam Province. It brings the fabulous tastes and the unique features for those Vietnamese dishes.
Far from Da Nang City about 20km to the South, Tra Que village is an ideal destination for everyone who wants to discover the special characteristics of Vietnamese culinary and people’s lifestyle. In Tra Que village, local people cultivate the agricultural lands not only for farming but also serving for tourism. Visiting this destination, you can stay in small houses of local people and enjoy many interesting things from their daily life.
In the early moment of day, you have an opportunity to become a real farmer. Following the local people to their field, you will be guided how to plant a plant with only extremely simple tools such as shovel, hoes, and sprinklers. The local people will introduce to you the traditional methods for growing up vegetables. There are no high technology and toxic chemicals. Instead, almost of those process is man-made and nutrients for vegetables are made use of available materials in their daily life such as straws and compost.
Besides, the Vietnamese clothes and several essential things (conical leaf hat, sandals) are prepared for visitors, which help them more harmonious with the local people’s life.
The space of Tra Que Organic Village also offers a taste of serene and tranquility for your soul. Escaping from the bustling life of big cities, everyone really enjoy fresh atmosphere of a Vietnamese village, taking part in a happy day of local farmers, and freely learn about Vietnamese vegetables in the fields. After a busy day for discovering the daily life of local people, you can enjoy the delicious taste of Hoi An specialties blending with attractive perfume of Vietnamese herbs.
With its pristine beauty of Vietnamese fields, Tra Que Organic Village is also a wonderful place for taking photos, in particular, at sunset. The golden light of sun combining the wild features of Tra Que’s nature creates a sublime picture about a peaceful village in the Central Land of Vietnam.
In 7th May of lunar calendar, Tra Que’s local people hold Cau Bong festival for welcoming a new year. Many offerings are prepared for presenting for their deity including both traditional fruits and animals. It is said that the festival expresses the wish of local people about a better life in the future.