Natural beauty and ecotourism in Tra Que


Tra Que is a 200 year old organic vegetable village located on the edge of Hoi An on Vietnam’s eastern coast.

The capacity of the people in this village to utilise the natural resources available to them is impressive.

Palm fronds are used to protect crops from birds, soil is fertilised with seaweed and carried with handmade woven baskets.

Ecotourism is also a source of income for the people of Tra Que and Hoi An.

The serenity and beauty attracts dozens of tourists who can live and work with the farmers in Tra Que and cook with the produce they helped grow.

Tourists can also experience traditional farming methods by visiting the fisheries and rice paddies which lie just outside the busy streets of Hoi An.

Tra Que Vegetable Village – Hoi An from Anna Hartley on Vimeo.


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Anna Hartley

Anna Hartley is in her third year of a dual Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in International Relations and German. Anna has a passion for travel and human interest stories and her goal is to work in print and television news and current affairs. Anna will graduate in July of 2015 and is already freelancing for local newspapers and searching for cadetships. Ultimately she has ambitions to work internationally, for the ABC or at a major national newspaper such as The Australian.

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