Tra Que Vegetable Village Bike Tour
Tra Que – a little charming village lies on the edge of Hoi An, It is named after the sweetly scented vegetable.these vegetables not only make the Pho Hoi ‘s meals more sweet with different flavour but also make Hoi An specialities such as Cao Lau, Quang Noodle more memorable.If you come here to the village , you can also enjoy the cooking class conducted by the host with local “Tam Huu” spring roll which is primarily made from Tra Que vegetables or pancake with meat ( Banh xeo ) which is made with the enlivenment.
Experience one day living and working with the local people at the Tra Que vegetable village where you will have a chance to discover the daily life of farmers.
Hoi An has become synonymous with tailoring and it seems every other shop in the UNESCO old town is devoted to selling you new custom duds. The tailoring process can be overwhelming.
The skillful tailors of Hoi An are well-known throughout the world. Many of them can trace the trade through several generations of their family, and it’s not only women who are pulling a needle and thread. With deft fingers and a keen eye, they’re known by many as master craftsmen, able to copy any design they see. If you show them a picture of a coat, suit or dress, you can expect a nearly exact replica to be produced within 24-48 hours. The best tailor shops in Hoi An are well-known, and they are the reason that Vietnamese from all parts of the country will encourage you to visit this central city.
Walk Hoi An Ancient Town
Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
The surviving wooden structures and street plan are original , the survival of which is unique in the region. The town continues to this day to be occupied and function as a trading port and centre of commerce. The living heritage reflecting the diverse communities of the indigenous inhabitants of the town, as well as foreigners, has also been preserved and continues to be passed on. Hoi An Ancient Town remains an exceptionally well-preserved example of a Far Eastern port.
Take a trip to My Son
If you haven’t been to Cambodia and seen the ruins at Angkor, here in My Son, you will find Champa ruins similar to those in Angkor.
My Son is quite close to Hoi An so you can reach My Son either on bicycle by thought driving.
Full moon lantern festival
If you happen to be in Hoi An on the 14th day of any lunar month, you’ll be treated to central Vietnam’s version of a full moon party.
The Hoi An lantern festival is an age-old tradition that sees the entire old town shut off electricity, close to traffic and transform into a magical melange of flickering candles, multi-coloured lanterns and lively gatherings.
For the locals the night of the fullmoon is the time to honour their ancestors by setting up altars and offering fruit and flowers, burning incense and fake money outside homes and businesses in exchange for good luck and prosperity. This is a great time for a temple visit – each of the town’s pagodas are awash with activities, all free of charge. Monks hold candlelit ceremonies and the Phuc Kien (Fujian) Assembly Hall on Tran Phu Street hosts an inspiring gathering of local fishing families honouring Lady Thien Hau, goddess of the sea. All attractions are free for visitors on the night of the full moon. Other entertainment includes local street musicians playing traditional instruments, poetry readings, Chinese chess matches by candlelight and other traditional theatrics and games, a bit like musical bingo.
Local Market & Cooking Class
Learn to cook and prepare a traditional Vietnamese meal on a half-day cooking workshop in Hoi An. Discover the difference between Vietnamese foods from the North and South and various regions.
Together with a cooking assistant, visit Hoi An’s colorful food market and soak up the sights, sounds and aromas of the various produce. Intermingle with local sellers to purchase ingredients to use in your cooking class.
Once settled in the workshop environment, your cook will demonstrate how to prepare some of Hoi An’s best-known dishes, before you roll your sleeves up and cook them yourself.
Having cooked up a storm, sit down to a dinner of delicious local foods, including some that have been prepared by your own hands, and others by those of your cooking classmates.
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