Discover the ancient craft of silk weaving in Van Phuc silk village on this half-day tour. Stroll through this village with a 1000 year silk weaving history and shop for silk products at reasonable prices.
What to Expect
The ancient craft of silk weaving remains a rich tradition and way of life for many Vietnamese. This tour takes you to a village near Hanoi that has been one of Vietnam’s prime silk weaving locations for over 1000 years. Watch how it’s made and then get the chance to purchase silk products at a fraction of the retail price.
You will be picked up from your hotel for a 45 minute car ride heading northwest of Hanoi to Van Phuc silk village. This well-known village is traditionally associated with silk weaving in Ha Dong. The craft of silk weaving was started over 1000 years ago in Van Phuc and remains a rich tradition to this day.
You will take a peaceful stroll and enjoy an ancient view of a northern Vietnamese village with communal houses, fish ponds and ancient Banyan trees all alongside modern houses. Then, you will visit the families for whom silk production is a way of life. Watch as you learn the stages of producing handmade silk: from spinning and gluing, through weaving and finishing of the silk wares. Afterwards, you will visit the village shrines where the first masters were worshiped. This tour is a great chance to shop for silk products at reasonable prices before heading back to Hanoi.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Entrance fees
- Bottled drinking water
- English-speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
What's Not Included
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
• Choice of morning or afternoon departure
• Small group tour