Tra Que Herb Village – A Must-Visit Tourist Destination in Vietnam

Vietnam, especially Hoi An, has plenty of tropical splendour and is rich in heritage. Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and there is plenty to experience if you find yourself here.

Tra Que Village

Many have described Tra Que as the ‘loveliest village on Earth’, and despite the grand nature of the statement, it is very agreeable. It is situated at the edge of Hoi An and attracts a bounty of eager visitors.

Image Credit: Anantara Hoi An Resort

Location

The village is simply 3km away from the heart of Hoi An, and is reachable even on foot. If you’re residing at a hotel in Hoi An Vietnam the likes of Anantara Hoi An Resort, then reaching the village is a simple task.

History

The village has existed for over 300 years now, and its initial settlers relied mostly on fishing to survive. After developing an agricultural system relying on the river’s seaweed as manure, the village rapidly developed a reputation for producing the finest vegetables in Vietnam.

Unparalleled Freshness

The village uses no chemicals or artificial repellents on their produce and crop, and their villagers have a strong sense of pride in their livelihood. Many believe that this village single-handedly revolutionised the standard of food in Hoi An.

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Museum of Trade Ceramics in Hoi An – An intriguing experience

When it comes to the Far East, one of their top exports is ceramics. It is a known fact across the world that ceramics and China go hand in hand. The countries of Asia pioneered the manufacture of ceramic items to that of an art form that has fascinated foreign nations for centuries, and will continue to do so for many centuries to come. Despite their prevalence in international culture, the history of eastern ceramics is overlooked by many. Enter the Museum of Trade Ceramics in Hoi An, Vietnam, a one-stop place where you can learn all you need to know about the heritage of eastern ceramics and the art of crafting fine porcelain.
The museum is located a short distance from the Anantara Hoi An Resort, which is a hotel in Hoi An Vietnam that has a UNESCO heritage site at its doorstep. The museum was built in 1975, utilizing a building that is almost as historical as the museum itself, for its beautiful traditional Vietnamese architectural style. The building is a two-storey masterpiece containing a courtyard and an anteroom that is readily accessible to the public. The location of Hoi An is perfect for such a museum because, although it is currently a fishing port, it used to be a major trade-hub for pottery from a range of nations including China, Japan and even the Middle-East. Most of the four hundred and thirty priceless artifacts were found in Hoi An itself, but some were discovered from sources such as wrecked ships and archeological excavations. Some of the most priceless and noteworthy specimens the museum contains include pottery from Chinese Tang dynasty that ruled in the seventh and tenth centuries, along with middle eastern specimens from the same era, as well as some specimens from Vietnam from the not so distant past.
So if you happen to be considering a vacation to Vietnam, the Museum of Ceramics in Hoi An is a locale that is sure to be on your repertoire.

 

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