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Address: On the Nhue River, 10 km southwest of Hanoi Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: Van Phuc Silk Village visitors can learn how the fabric is woven and shop...
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.
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Van Phuc silk village , now in Van Phuc ward, Ha Dong disrict, Hanoi, 10km from the city centre, has been the most famous and long lasting silk weaving village in Vietnam with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Van Phuc silk village , now in Van Phuc ward, Ha Dong disrict, Hanoi, 10km from the city centre, has been the most famous and long lasting silk weaving village in Vietnam with various patterns. Since its first appearance, silk from Van Phuc village became a favorable product thanks to the skilful and sopisticated hans and souls of weavers which... More 

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Poland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Unless you are very keen to know the intricate process of silk making, the few stalls selling silk products are less appealing than the shops at Old quarters. An optional tour in my opinion.

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is mostly a couple of streets of silk shops selling very nice items. At the back of one of the shops, you can go into a room where they are making some silk objects, and watch the old machines working. Mostly of interest if you want to buy clothes or souvenirs, but not that different to what you can... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It would be boring for young kids. With the exception of the factory that you could visit where they showed you how they made silk garments, it was just a bunch of shops selling silk clothing items. Some were not cheaper than I could have gotten at home, but the wide variety and selection of items was good. It was... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Probably a visit is in place if your intention is to buy silk goods in Hanoi. There are more variety in terms of fabric selection than in the Old Quarter. Prices appear more reasonable, although you still have to bargain hard. They close pretty early, around 7pm

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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Address: On the Nhue River, 10 km southwest of Hanoi Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi

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