Tra Que is a charming little village located just a few kilometres from Northeast of Hoi An. Its location is between De Vong river and Tra Que alga pond (Cam Ha commune - Hoi An town). This village is famous for many kinds of vegetables in a long time: lettuce, salad, houttuynia, flagrant knoutwed, basil and coriander vegetables etc., The village is named after the sweet scented vegetables that spice up the everyday meals of the Hoi An people. Here a new spirit for traditional Hoi An dishes like Cao Lau, Quang noodles, the local ‘Tam huu' spring roll (made from Tra Que vegetables) and cake with meat (Banh xeo) has been enlivened.
The farmers use neither manure nor chemical fertilisers but a kind of algae found only in a lagoon in Tra Que. As a result, the vegetables both look beautiful in their fields as well as possessing outstanding taste and flavour. Products sell well and are highly appreciated due to the freshness, good quality and safety. Everyday all the year round, 8 tons of Tra Que vegetables are sold and people in Quang Nam-Danang area are addicted to having them in their meals. That is why many eaters, even the easiest ones said that they feel tasteless if their meals lack in Tra Que vegetables.
The residents have now found a newer way to supplement their income: tourism. Thanks to its special features, the village has become a very attractive destination for tourists, particularly foreigners. In fact, it is so popular that people wishing to visit the village would have to book a tour in advance. The highlight of the visit is a chance to try their hand at actual farming. You will take a trip around the vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake.
Tra Que vegetable village with all the nice herb being cultivated with high techonolgy make the vegetable here nicwe and fresh. Also you will live in the beautiful atmostphere, very relax and can feel peace of the vietnam village. If you ever stop over in Hoian shouldn't miss visit Tra Que vegetable village.
Kim Bong carpentry village is located at Cam Kim Hamlet. This village is very famous for its carpentry, as almost all Hoian ancient architecture were produced by their ancestors' talented hands at a time when Hoi An flourished as a major sea port. Kim Bong carpenters' techniques are perfect. Their sculptured works on the head of scissors, slanting, desks, altars, furniture, cabinets, trays, and the like, are masterpieces admired by everyone. Today, Kim Bong carpenters still keep their old career, although there have been many among them who have shifted to ship building and recovering historical monument or relics. Many products are sold as souvenir to tourists and over-sea.
In the 16th and 17th century Thanh Ha was a thriving village. It was famous for earthenware that was sold in many provinces throughout Central Vietnam. It was Thanh Ha villagers who made the bricks, tiles and floor slabs for the old buildings in Hoi An and the surround-ing areas. Nowadays many old buildings in Hoi An need restoring and the Thanh Ha villag-ers are the only contractors that can pro-vide standardized bricks, tiles and floor slabs exactly like the ones when the old port town prospered.
My Son - the address that attracts numerous Southeast Asia and Oriental art researchers , is the Sanctuary of the ancient Champa kingdom in the past. It was built from the 4th to 13th centuries in dedication to Shiva God of Destruction and Inventory.
My Son was the most abundant architectural complex representative of Champa arts with over 70 temples, however, about 20 temples and towers have been preserved quite well. The air of mystery in My Son comes from the towers built of bricks adorned with sandstone. They are joined together with no glue and They have stood up to sunlight and rain for thousands of years. In 1999 My Son was recognized by Unesco as World Cultural Heritage. Thus now it is ranked with other renowned relics in the Southeast Asia like Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Pagan (Burma) and Borodur (Indonesia).
On the journey back from My Son ,you can stop off at the Thanh Ha pottery village .At your own leisure you can walk through the village and learn about the villages who make the bricks,tiles&floors slabs for the old buildings in Hoi An ,the Thanh An potters are still using the sam methods as their forefathers have done for 100’s of years.
This excursion takes you north to an amazing complex of caves & temples set amongst marble cliffs overlooking the famous My Khe Beach.The Marble Mountains,also referred to as Ngu Hanh Son or Mountains of the Five Elements.
On the way back to Hoi An we will stop at the Cham Museum .At your leisure you can look at the statues displayed of female dancers and genies which were worshipped by the Cham people.
Having a journey to Cham Island by tourist boats, visitors will discover wild and romantic nature at Lao Islet, Dai Islet, Chong Islet, Yen Islet etc and will be mixed with rural lifestyle in warm greeting of fishermen, see the fascinating beauty of legendary places such as Huong plain, Chong plain, Ba cave, Au Thuyen, and Hai Tang pagoda and enjoy tasty seafood of Cham Island such as shrimp, fish, cuttle-fish and natural vegetables.
In addition, visitors can enjoy the delightful sensation of summer, play in the waves, sunbathe on silky sands, conquer imposing mountains, participate in sport activities: Jeskiing (water motor), parachuting, water-skiing, kayak or diving into the cave under the ocean and see hundreds of tropical fishes and corals reefs. Moreover, visitors can go Yen Island, go fishing and enjoy camp-fire activities with many funny traditional games.
Hoi An is an ancient town located in the lower section of Thu Bon River, Quang Nam Province, about 30 kilometers south of Danang city. Hoi An was a bustling international trading port,a meeting place of the trading ships of Japan, China and the West during the 17th and 18th centuries. Before this period, there was here also traces of Champa port which was known as a site on Silk Road along the sea. Hoi An ancient town today is a special example of a traditional port city in Southeast Asia which has been well preserved. Most houses here are of traditional architecture dating from the 17th to the 19th century, and are along the narrow main streets. Hoi An is also a land mark recorded much of the mixture of acculturation. The architecture of the city reflects the influence of chinese, japanese, portuguese, french and british traders. Hoi An still maintained an intangible cultural diversity and richness. Hoi An is considered as a living museum of architecture and urban lifestyle.
With outstanding value,in the end of 1999, UNESCO has recognized the ancient town of Hoi An as a world cultural heritage.
Tra nhieu, a village of Duy Vinh commune, is located on Thu Bon river bank. This is a peaceful, romantic area where typical features of Vietnamese villages are now still maintained. From Hoi An, by boat along Thu Bon river, 3km toward the southeast, you will reach the site. Here, you can enjoy fresh air, beautiful and poetic scenery. You can see all the village roads winding around local garden houses shaded by scented betel-nut trees. The further you walk through the village, the more peaceful and simple you feel about the local life. You can see some traditional handicrafts, community activities related to the river life. Tra Nhieu village has a wide range of livelihood such as farming, fishing, poultry and livestock breeding, mattress making.... Besides you can also enjoy some local specialties made with local ingredients.
One of the greatest pleasure of any visitor to Hoi An is strolling along the beautiful streets of the old town at night under the flickering lights of the many beautiful lanterns. These colorful lanterns are not only the symbol of Hoi An old town but also a part of the spirit of the Hoi An . We would like to offer you a tour to a traditional Hoi An handicraft village to make some lanterns.
Most visitors to Hoi an spend a lot of time walking through the ancient streets, buying clothes, shoes and paintings in the town’s famous shop, but how many visitors get to discover the simple life of the villagers, watch the children at play and experience the warmth of their welcome while enjoying the poetic and beautiful scenery such as bamboo, thatched cottages, rice fields, schools...Since then, they will experience somewhat the simple life of Hoi an ancient local people. These simple beauties themselves have contributed to make Hoi an ancient town as very famous as today. We honourly introduce to visitors this bicycle tour around Hoi an with more interesting hidden parts of the beautiful town. Everything is guaranteed to give you a sense of serenity.