Tra Que Vegetable Garden

Vietnamese dishes pack a punch with fragrant herbs and fresh vegetables, and you can visit Tra Que Vegetable Garden to see how local farmers cultivate some of these essential ingredients. This farm is a short trip from Hoi An, and makes a lovely side trip from the beaches and busy, ancient town of Hoi An.

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Tours to Tra Que Vegetable Garden typically start with a bike ride that leaves from Hoi An, with a guide who can help you negotiate the sometimes tricky traffic. Visits can also incorporate a cooking class where you’ll learn how to cook classic Vietnamese dishes. You might even get to do a little farming yourself, and harvest greens alongside a local. Smelling all the fresh herbs will whet your appetite, and many tours to this area include conclude with a meal.

The fields here support a small but thriving community of farmers. You’ll observe some of the local’s eco-friendly farming methods, using natural materials like palm fronds to protect the baby plants from the sun. Water buffaloes wade among the vegetation, and their hooves churn the undergrowth as they till the fields.