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“Lovely setting to learn about silk making”

Hoi An Silk Village
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Half Day Silk Cloth Producing Process Discovery Tour
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Full-day Silk Cloth Producing and Lantern-Making from Da Nang
Ranked #26 of 147 Outdoor Activities in Hoi An
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Hoi An Silk Village, officially opened in August 2012, is based on the ancient silk weaving traditions of Quang Nam province that used Hoi An as a commercial seaport for over 300 years. Located down the street from Hoi An's town center, the Silk Village offers an experience like no other. During the tour you'll learn about the entire production of silk from silkworm to dress. We also have a spacious restaurant serving up local delights and a high-end silk showroom where you can have custom garments designed.
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Guangzhou, China
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Lovely setting to learn about silk making”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

After touring through the loud and crowded streets of Hoi An, arriving at the Hoi An Silk village was a quiet relief. We were greeted by an English-speaking docent who took us personally through the village. From the hall of traditional clothes to the various stages of developing silk, we saw every stage. They were patient with our children and let them have some hands on experiences! It was great!

Visited February 2014
1 Thank JanBlanton
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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Daily tour”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

A very interesting tour. Takes you back through the history of the silk making in Vietnam. Wonderful guides with great English. Lunch was amazing we thought we had finished but two more courses came out. It's great to see the traditions being carried on. Of course there is some shopping too...

Visited March 2014
2 Thank Barbara M
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Bolton le Sands, United Kingdom
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“Insightful visit”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

We thought this would be a complete tourist trap but went anyway and were pleased we did. You are taken through the complete life cycle of silk from the Mulberry trees which feed the silk worms and can see these make their cocoons and then they emerge as moths and mate frantically before dying off! The cycle of the silk is also demonstrated from the boiling of the cocoons to gathering the threads and combining them to make a decent thickness for spinning. The old treadle machines are shown still in use, so the entire process is there to be seen and really is quite interesting. Yes, there are the souvenir shops at the end but you are so captivated by then, it is only a matter of how much you buy! Well worth the trip!

Visited February 2014
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

We didn't book a tour, but biked in. We had our own tour guide who showed us to the room with different costumes worn by the majorities and minorities of Vietnam. Enjoyed our welcome drink made from mulberry and got to see the difference between Champa mulberry trees and Vietnamese mulberry trees.
Learnt about the different life stages of a silk worm and got to see them at 2 weeks old and 3 weeks old. I could touch them but I opt out of that. Though, I did get to hold a cocoon that had a dead pupa rattling inside.
Afterwards, we got to see how they harvest the silk from the cocoon with some hands on experience. It is not easy doing it. Got to see how they make silk fabrics and differentiate real ones from fake.

The only disappointing thing was the tour being shorter than expected. According to the website, I anticipated approximately 3 hour long, but I figured it was factoring in the size of the group. With us just being two, we moved faster.

Visited February 2014
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Interesting and enjoyable”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

My husband and I arrived just before the silk village opened. We were very happy because we had a private tour which was excellent. The tour guide was wonderful and the tour was very informative. We really had no idea of the process before the tour. The grounds are also beautiful and the shop is very nice. The village is very close to the old part of the city (we rode bikes). You can just show up and have a tour or you can book a tour which includes a meal. Either way, I think it is worth while visiting.

Visited February 2014
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