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Van Phuc Silk Village

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Address: On the Nhue River, 10 km southwest of Hanoi Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000, 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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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

Reviewed 14 April 2016
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 14 April 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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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 7 March 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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Reviewed 20 February 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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Reviewed 19 February 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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Reviewed 1 February 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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Reviewed 30 December 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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Reviewed 24 December 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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Reviewed 12 December 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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Reviewed 28 November 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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Reviewed 12 November 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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