Trà Quế Vegetable Village - honored as the National Intangible Cultural Heritage

Friday - 06/05/2022 07:00

On April 4, Mr. Nguyễn Văn Hùng - Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, signed a decision to recognize Trà Quế vegetable farming as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage: Traditional knowledge of folk crafts. This recognition of Trà Quế vegetable farmingas a National Intangible Cultural Heritage is considered a valuable opportunity to spread and strengthen the brand of the occupation villageas part of the goal torestore Hội An tourism in the near future.

Trà Quế Vegetable Village lies immediately adjacent to the Cổ Cò river, whose water has irrigated and created fresh and lush vegetable granaries. Trà Quế is now regarded as one of the must-see attractionsfor visitors to Hội An. The vegetable village is located on a favorabletraffic axis, only about 3km from the center of the ancient town and 20km from Đà Nẵng city, making it very convenient for tourists to visit and explore.
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Because the village farmeda variety of herbsand their aroma resembled the scent of cinnamon, it was previously known as Nhự Quế. In the 19th century, King Gia Long had the opportunity to enjoy vegetables here and commended the people's vegetable farmingskills and renameditTrà Quế, which has remained in use to this day.
With an area of more than 40 hectares and the cultivation of more than 20 different varieties of green vegetables, the dominant ones are herbs, basil, cilantro, perilla, and Ocimum, which come in a variety of flavors including spicy, bitter, acrid, sour, and sweet.The100% organic and clean vegetables are very popular in the local community and are widely used in restaurants and eateries.
In order to develop adistinct flavorof Trà Quế vegetablesthat cannot be found anywhere else, the locals here also employ algae from the Cổ Cò river to fertilize vegetables, in conjunction with modern vegetable farming techniques.Because of themanual methods, the closed vegetable farming process and the non-use of chemicals and pesticides that harm the environment and consumers' health, the farmers here produce super clean vegetable products.
Trà Quế is not just a place to produce clean vegetables, butitis also an ideal destination for touristswho love its freshness and peace,as well as typical delicious dishes made from vegetables in the garden.
Coming to Trà Quế vegetable village, you will be able to observe firsthand the vegetable farming process of thegentle farmers, who havealovefor nature and plants. In addition to these great feelings, you can experience the tour "One-day farmer in Trà Quế" to experience being a genuine farmer, carrying manure to fertilize vegetables, doing vegetable care jobs to learn more about the hardships of vegetable villagers.You will be able to participate in daily activities such as watering, fertilizing, and harvesting veggies. Besides, you can take cooking classes onQuảng Nam specialties using fresh ingredients fromTrà Quế.
Enjoying delicious dishes made from fresh and clean vegetablesis a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Tam Hữu is a must-order dish at Trà Quế, thanks to the natural sweetness of shrimp and pork, as well as the fresh and delicious taste of spicesvegetables. Shrimp represents aquatic animals, pork representsterrestrial animals and veggies are the goods that have helped to make this location famous for many years. All three come together in a dish that expresses the land's and river's attachment and affection.
In the middle of a fragrant vegetable garden, enjoying delicacies after a hard-workingtime as a farmer will make you feel more delectable than ever. Don't miss Quảng noodles - a specialty of Quảng Nam land with super clean green vegetables of Trà Quế vegetable village - Hội An.
With a ticket price of 35,000 VND, you will visit the monument of Tomb Nguyễn Điển- a famous mandarin who made a great contribution during his time as a mandarin under the three dynasties of King Minh Mạng, King Thiệu Trị and King Tự Đức; Trà Quế stone well from the Champa period which provided fresh water for the ancient residents. Simultaneously, you will observe farmers tilling the soil, fertilizing with algae, transplanting veggies, and watering;join in the farmer experience while sipping Trà Quếbasil seed drink.
The peaceful Trà Quế vegetable village in Hội An is associated with a long-standing culture and history, where peopleworkedfrom early morning till late eveningto maintain their ancestors' traditional occupation village for hundreds of years. On the weekend,let'sleave behind the hustle and bustle ofcrowded city life, and visit Trà Quế vegetable village with friends to experience the sensation of hoeing the ground and cultivating vegetables, as well as enjoythe simple but enticing dishes.


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