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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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Ranked #71 of 99 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The village is a few streets of "shops" selling silk. There's nothing interesting, original, compelling or otherwise worthy of spending the time to get there, walk-around and go back to Hanoi. Sure, there's a working mill where you can learn about how silk is made and watch-it, but it's really not so exciting. And I didn't find anything that was... More

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Brisbane
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Visited the Village, unfortunately it was at lunch time, so didn't see a lot of activity but it was interesting see the looms and the shopping was good. Went with a private guide and this was just a cheap as going with an organised tour but we were able to fit in a little more during the day. Some tour... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A place has so much shirt, dress,...which are made from silk by hand made. . everything in here are very cheap and special !

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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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Walt 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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