Van Phuc Silk Village

Van Phuc Silk Village, Hanoi: Address, Van Phuc Silk Village Reviews: 3.5/5

Van Phuc Silk Village
3.5
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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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Saf Traveler
Hanoi, Vietnam31 contributions
Greaqt experience, good shopping, great photos to be taken
Oct 2019
Well priced silk items outside of the normal tourist areas.

So cool to walk around here and just see all the beautiful things on display. If you've come to Vietnam to buy good stuff to take home as gifts and just generally for yourself, then you have to visit here.

This is a 1-2 hour experience in a part of the city you may not always see.

great photo opportunities
Written November 4, 2019
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emmajfitzgerald
Sheffield, UK15 contributions
Umbrella Street is beautiful
Nov 2019 • Friends
We visited the Silk Village to see Umbrella Street, which is stunning. Other than that, there are places to buy silk here. It was a fair way from the centre of Hanoi so we had to get a taxi.
Written November 4, 2019
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Dave E
London, UK17 contributions
Good prices if you want clothes/materials
Jul 2019 • Couples
As someone noted, make sure you go to the right van phuc as this is not a unique place name.

Accessible by grab (and return). We got more or less what was wanted with some materials. Was a bit quiet with a few shops shut (time of day I think - mid afternoon). Fairly picturesque with less traffic than main roads and some street decorations. But yeah this is just a shopping trip to get best prices and options, was not looking for a history of silk making or something like that so think it does the trick as long as the shopping is what you want.
Written July 10, 2019
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672highf
Point Lonsdale, Australia15 contributions
Just A Shopping Trip
Apr 2019 • Family
A very disappointing visit to Van Phuc Silk Village. My expectations where to see the production of silk from silk worm to finished product. Unfortunately the only facility for the production of silk was one example of an old working loom and some explanations of the processes by the in house guide.
There are many shops/stalls selling silk products but very little of the silk for sale is manufactured in Vietnam and is readily available in any market just about anywhere in Asia. I found nothing that was unique to Vietnam.
Much of the product for sale was labelled "Silk Like" and in fact was not pure silk but a blend and/or man made fibre.
Written May 3, 2019
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Wanderlust3710
Prague, Czech Republic31 contributions
Great 1/2 day activity
Jan 2019 • Couples
We took a taxi from the old district to Van Phuc Village and shopped up a storm... taxi ride was about $6 and takes about 45 mins.... make sure you have the Vietnamese translation for village as there is a Van Phuc street. Prices tended to drop as we got further in.... not much for cafes but great selection of silk scarves, dresses etc.
By going ourselves and not on a tour though, we didn't get to see the manufacturing process which I'm sure would have been cool... btw most places only accept local currency
Written January 8, 2019
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Jo-Ann
Shanghai, China15,174 contributions
Beautiful Silk
Aug 2018 • Couples
Stalls and stalls of silk textile and clothes for sale. There are silk accessories for sale as well. If you are a silk lover, you must visit. I was more interested in watching them spin silk thread and weave silk textile. Very interesting. Loved the red silk thread.
Written August 16, 2018
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leep700
Mount Carmel, PA84 contributions
I would skip this
Jul 2018 • Friends
Unless you are in the market for yards of silk I would skip this. It is one lane of shops all with basically the same wares. There is a loom working but I doubt the silks are made there! There were 2 displayed boards of silk worms. It is HOT! No place to sit down. Perhaps the tour was more interesting. We took a grab cab( like Uber) to the village. The silk scarfs and souvenirs are available in the old quarter or at any of the museums for the same price.
Written July 27, 2018
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Steph B
South Devon, UK70 contributions
A real insight into how hand and simple wooden machinery crafts work
Dec 2017 • Business
I was astounded by how much beautiful cloth could be created by simple wooden looms in a tiny room. So much more wholesome and rewarding than big mechanised machine led operations. The factory owner we visited was really happy with his work.
Written July 14, 2018
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rssunderwirth
New York City, NY3 contributions
cab driver didn't show us more interesting sights
Mar 2018
hotel could have told cab driver where we wanted to go, ended up wandering around. no one indicated correct path
Written June 18, 2018
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spktravels
Tallman, NY374 contributions
Interesting stop
Feb 2018 • Couples
The Silk Village which is now part of Hanoi is limited to several streets but it is worth a visit.

We stopped at one family owned shop which still operates its own looms. Apparently most of the shops in the Silk Village are merely retailers.We learned the process of making silk fabric from the start, silk worms, to designing patterns, to the actual weaving.

Next to the manufacturing area is a nice sized shop. There is a large selection of completed garments such as dresses, pajamas and scarfs all reasonably priced. in addition for those who are so inclined there is a wide array of silk fabrics from which you have have clothes made on your own.

This shop is modern and the owners were friendly and helpful.
Written May 8, 2018
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