Swaying in a buffalo wagon on the village road running between the rice fields, riding on the back of a buffalo or standing behind a buffalo for plowing is the experience offered for tourists by a travel agency in Hoi An.
On August 22, a travel agent in Hoi An City, Quang Nam province officially put into service buffalo wagons. This eco tour is held in Cam Thanh commune. This tour is favored by many foreign visitors.
They enjoy taking pictures while sitting on this “vehicle.” "Initially I felt a bit shaky, but then I gradually adapted to it and was happy to see the countryside of Hoi An without the noise of the engine," said a visitor.
At downhills or bends, visitors have to jump off the wagon to help the driver to hold the buffalo on the track.
The distance on the buffalo wagon is more than 3 km. Visitors can have conversation in quiet space.
In the long road, the buffalo takes a break and the visitors take grass to feed the cattle.
When traveling to Vietnam in 2011, the Facebook social network founder Mark Zuckerberg also rode a buffalo in Sa Pa.Visitors laugh when sitting on buffalos and wade in the fields, in the dress of Vietnamese farmers.
Visitors try to till the field by rakes pulled by a buffalo.
They also try to bail out water by a long-handles bucket.
After cutting rice from the field, they pluck rice off the ears by machine.
They are also instructed to grind, pound rice and make com lam (rice in bamboo cylinders).