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Vietnam’s Hoi An offers unique farming experience to eco-tourists

watervA tourist waters vegetable beds in the Tra Que vegetable village, Hoi An City, with instructions from a local farmer. Photo: Tuoi Tre. Click on image for larger file.

Long known for its century-old ancient town and one-of-a-kind delicacies, Hoi An City in central Vietnam has been gaining popularity among green-fingered tourists with its eco-tours that guarantee full immersion in the agricultural lifestyle of rural Vietnam.

Tuoi Tre News


After a tour around Hoi An Ancient Town, a group of young tourists from the UK and Ukraine decided to hop on rented bicycles to explore the Tra Que vegetable village with their own eyes, ears, and hands.

Arriving at the village at 4:00 in the afternoon, the group paid for a homestay house situated only 300 meters from the vegetable fields to spend the night, determined to hit them at first light the next morning.

Farm work in the village begins as early as 3:00 am, when farmers carrying flashlights tend and harvest their veggies in time for the morning market.

Upon learning that the group of tourists had come to learn vegetable tending, the female house owner quickly brought out a pile of dark-grey rural Vietnamese ensembles, a set of traditional clothing items worn by Vietnamese farmers, suitable for fieldwork thanks to their high absorbency and light weight.

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