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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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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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Quiet pleasant walk

The place was really quiet, huge contrast with the busy preparation for Ted New Year in the Old Quarter. The shops sell similar things to Old Quarter silk shops but since it's so... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The place was really quiet, huge contrast with the busy preparation for Ted New Year in the Old Quarter. The shops sell similar things to Old Quarter silk shops but since it's so quiet, we had a leisurely walk and browse.

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Tigre, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We had here a nice day with a friend shopping around and checking for nice clothes made in silk. Most fancy shops use to charge more, so expect to find more western designs and prices too. Some sellers are not kind and follow you in all the shop what I found very uncomfortable, but I understand is a culture misunderstanding.... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Arrive Van Phuc village I was impressed by typical manner of an ancient village in the north of Vietnam with banyan tree, well, communal house, and the sound of power-looms everywhere. There are very much silk with various products like shirts, ties, crafts, dresses…

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

At the end of our walking/touring visit to N Vietnam, the 10 of us had to to do a craft village tour. So, combined with the Bat Trang Ceramic village (see my review) we had a splendid day out - Bat Trang in the morning, back to Hanoi for lunch, then Vin Phuc Silk village in the afternoon. You start... More 

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Thank Beaumaris32
South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

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 November 11, 2015 via mobile

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!

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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 

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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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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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