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Van Phuc Silk Village

On the Nhue River, 10 km southwest of Hanoi Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
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As featured in Hanoi off the beaten path
Ranked #70 of 95 attractions in Hanoi
Type: Shops, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Van Phuc Silk Village visitors can learn how the fabric is woven and shop for textiles in a traditional silk-making village just outside the Hanoi... more » Owner description: Van Phuc Silk Village visitors can learn how the fabric is woven and shop for textiles in a traditional silk-making village just outside the Hanoi city limits. « less
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Pasig, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We went here as part of our day tour to Doung Lam Ancient Village. What to do? Nothing much. You just take a peak on how they make silk and then you will visit a shop that sell their finished silk products and you'll realize after that it is cheaper to get them in the Old Quarter.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Went there as part of a day tour. Just a short street was shops selling silk products. Totally not interesting and not worth the time. I'd you are looking for silk products, shops in the old quarters are more interesting.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We watched silk worms eating mulberry leaves, saw the cocoons, saw spinners spinning silk, saw operators winding silk on spools, watched the weavers following elaborate paper cutout patterns on the looms, and saw the beautifully patterned silk emerging from the looms.

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Disney World, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Oh how I wish I listened to most of the reviews here on T.A. I just can't hear the word "village" and not think that it will be a charming and quiet locale full of locals working on their handicraft. And after going to Ba Trang pottery village, which is just that, I was hoping Van Phuc would be the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I expected the silk village to be more like the colorful, bustling center or Hoi An, so it was a bit of a disappointment. There were significantly fewer shops, and the merchandise was rather limited. Primarily only ready made clothing (as opposed to the custom shops you can find in other parts of Vietnam) and scarves. Not really any decorative... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

It's very easy to get here. Take xe ôm (motorbike taxi) for about 4-5 dollars each way. A lot more expensive by taxi. Here, you'll get to see how they produce silk products. And you can purchase good quality and cheap silk here. This is my go-to place when I need to by gifts for my international friends. About 5... More

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Koriyama, Japan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Go there if your purpose is to buy silk fabrics and scarf. Otherwise, do not come here coz nothing for your visit. The good thing is the price of silk is cheaper than Dong Xuan market and not crowded.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is originally a village people produce silk and silk products. However, it seems the business has come down and nowadays not so many silk factories. Most products can be found in Hoan Kiem Area and even cheaper there. Products not exceedingly cheap and this place is quite far away from the city. Not a particular attraction for tourists or... More

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Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

When I heard about "Village", it crossed in my mind that it is very old and traditional, but in fact, it is modern. One minor of this village :( Also there are many silk shops there, but the real silk is little. Silk there might make in China, not from Van Phuc. If you have to use the good product,... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Perhaps we missed something but all we could see were the silk shops near the main street. The name is misleading as it isn't a village at all and was just in Hanoi. There was construction on the street which I guess hid the looms and silkworm workshop. The city should put up a map near the 'welcome to Silk... More

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