Visitors to the charming Vietnamese town of Hoi An should make it a point to explore the idyllic Tra Que Herb Village. If you will be visiting this part of the country and are considering Hoi An hotels an appealing choice would be the attractive Anantara Hoi An Resort. This quality accommodation offers well-furnished rooms with a multitude of modern amenities which assure a pleasant stay.
Tra Que is a traditional farming village which is situated a mere 2 km from the town of Hoi An. An excellent way to visit this community is by hiring bicycles; on the way you will be captivated by the typical sights and sounds of the Vietnamese countryside. The visitor will see tranquil rivers, rice paddies and indolent water buffaloes basking in the muddy fields.
Much as you would expect the Tra Que Herb Village is a tranquil oasis where the resident farmers grow vegetables and herbs in the traditional manner much as they have for generations. However there are many activities available through which visitors can obtain an authentic experience of the local way of life.
Naturally gaining a taste of the local farming lifestyle will appeal to visitors more familiar with modern urban lifestyles. You will have the opportunity to experience the uncomplicated mode of life of the local farming community; you will be able to water crops, apply fertilizer in the form of seaweed extricated from the local lake and work the land with a hoe.
Another highlight at the village is the delectable Vietnamese food which is made from the produce grown at the village itself. This restaurant, called ‘Waterwheel’ has been acclaimed for its very fresh, tasty and healthy dishes which are made with great skill and finesse. Moreover you will be able to learn the unique recipes and techniques which are employed to make these delicacies. With so much to see and do a visit this enthralling village will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience.
Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+