- Where To Go
During their stay in Hanoi, most tourists insist on a trip to Van Phuc Silk Village, the famous silk village of Hanoi to contemplate the genuine traditional silk-making industry.Van Phuc Silk Village is situated on the banks of Nhue Thi River, Nguyen Trai Road, near Ha Dong city, 8 km southwest of Ha Noi. It takes you only 30 minutes by motorbike to go there from the centre of Hanoi. The village has been much well known for its traditional sericulture, weaving, and silk products. Tourists coming here are lured by various beautiful shirts, crafts, ties, dresses and many other things made of silk available in the village. What is special is that the silk is made by very simple looms, which is the genuinely traditional Vietnamese way of making silk.
For centuries, silk has always been considered an extreme luxury, on par with rhinoceros horn, ivory and precious handworks in Vietnam. It has long been a universal byword of luxury, often worn by the richest, most powerful citizens. Most visitors somehow have heard about the significant role of this kind of material in Vietnam, yet might wonder where the cradle of Viet silk is. The mentioned Van Phuc Silk Village is proud to be the origin of best silk and silk-making industry of Vietnam, which is attached to a long-lasting history of more than two thousand years. Though passing by lots of ups and downs, during the recent years, the village’s craft has enjoyed revival due to a surging demand for silk in both the domestic and foreign markets.Today, the fine and lustrous cloth that originates from the cocoon of the silkworm is more affordable for “ordinary” folk. Furthermore, silk is currently enjoying a fashion renaissance, particularly since its many varieties can be made into a wide range of designs suitable for all facets of modern life. Should you intend to have a silk pair of formal clothes made, just come here and select your suitable materials, and professional tailors here will bring you satisfaction!
Van Phuc Village, a mecca of all things silk, is a great place to stock up on fabric, pre-made clothing and scarves at prices slightly cheaper than in central Hanoi.
If your next stop is the tailor, the shopkeeper can tell you how much fabric you’ll need. While it was once a hotspot for bargain hunters, local shops have caught on. The selection is still excellent, but prices are no longer rock bottom.
From the centre of Hanoi it takes only 30 minutes to reach Van Phuc Village. Positioned on the banks of Nhue Thi River, the village is famous for its sericulture, weaving and silk, and more than 90% of the households in the village are involved in some aspect of the silk trade!
The silk of Van Phuc Village is made on traditional looms. Make a half day of it from Hanoi, and pick up a beautiful shirt, tie, dress or handicraft item while you’re here
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