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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
Fee: Yes

Van Phuc Silk Village visitors can learn how the fabric is woven and...

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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We stopped here as part of a private tour and while we enjoyed seeing how silk is made, the rest of the visit was simply ok. It felt "canned" and more like an amusement park area... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped here as part of a private tour and while we enjoyed seeing how silk is made, the rest of the visit was simply ok. It felt "canned" and more like an amusement park area in terms of the approach. Shops were lovely, the ladies selling items in the shop were lovely, but this is not a free market... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly locals, free tour through a silk manufactory. Many silk toys and clothes purchasable. There's a small marketplace next door that sells cheaper items, so it's worth shopping around.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

As a lace maker I was keen to buy silk thread which is not something they normally sell. However the management kindly agreed and I came away very satisfied. This is a wonderful place which needs more promotion!

Thank dccollyer
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 

2 Thank MsAnnHanoi
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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.

1 Thank Sebastian L
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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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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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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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