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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
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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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Half-Day Van Phuc Silk Tour from Hanoi
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Nice silks,nice setting

Nice silks,but most shops all carry same selections, so very repetitive .. The nicer shops were quite expensive & no real bargaining .. Enjoyed seeing silk worms and the looms,but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2016
Tania P
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Mukilteo, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

More shops and pretty things to buy than anyone could dream of!!! Prices are VERY affordable. I enjoyed the history of silk and watching the looms.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Dont expect to find beautifull silk clothes there. The clothes are not that beautifull and they are not silk. But its the place to find the best silk fabrics ever. Its not that cheap ( the best silk is about 25$ a meter) but still cheaper than in europe. I suggest to come with a lighter so you can check... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

From 10km from our hotel in Old Quater, we visited Van Phuc Silk village which is amazing village with helpful and friendly local people and beautiful sightseeings, but impressed thing with me is high quality product silk which is made by hand of local people . It's amazing experiences, thanks Hanoi Free Walking Tours to support us during our trip.... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

The name is Silk village, so I expected to see a variety of silk fabric. But reality is far from expectation. Nothing much to see, all the shops are selling almost the same items. You need to ask for discount in most of the shops as the shops mark up the price especially to the foreigners. Just 40 minutes drive... More 

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1 Thank Su H
Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Nice silks,but most shops all carry same selections, so very repetitive .. The nicer shops were quite expensive & no real bargaining .. Enjoyed seeing silk worms and the looms,but not much else to do. The little park nearby is nice for a wonder.

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1 Thank Tania P
Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Travelling Van Phuc village in lately afternoon, i surprised before the beauty of Van Phuc silk like the rainbow. Furthermore, Hung uncle who is enthusiastic local people told us the history of the village and how to make special of Van Phuc silk. 10km from Hanoi Old Quater, you can travel buy bus or hire moto.

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Atlanta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Went here looking for inexpensive silk items. Most of what we saw was scarves, a few dresses, and shirts. Most shops have the same items so you can haggle to get the best price. We were a bit underwhelmed there was no one demonstrating the silk weaving just a bunch of old machines set up to show the process. This... More 

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hobart
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

We visited in winter, and many of the shops were shut. We had been told that we could see silk weaving and manufacturing in process, but that was not to be. The place seemed rather bleak and deserted. All the silk products on display were very similar, and not cheaper than in the Old Quarter or Hang Gai. I wouldn't... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 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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