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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
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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It was interesting to see how silk is made. I had no idea the amount of labor involved. I wisely left my credit card in the car. This was my second time in Hanoi. I would not... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

It was interesting to see how silk is made. I had no idea the amount of labor involved. I wisely left my credit card in the car. This was my second time in Hanoi. I would not recommend this if time is limited. There are far more interesting things to see in the Hanoi area

Thank kkumlien
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

it's nice to take a tour, let someone else do the organising, get a bit of info on the area. Lan, our guide was lovely and happy to chat about local culture. we made some nice purchases. some satin silk aud$14 per meter, I have paid 40 at home for lower quality. everyone friendly and no pressure.

Thank Annemarie V
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This Silk Village is really beautiful and the people are so nice. It is nice to see it if you are in Hanoi for 1week. :)

Thank Grazbee
Dundee, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

My expectations of visiting the silk village as part of the tour I was on were certainly not met. It seemed to be geared to providing a venue for shopping - fair enough - but some of what was on offer appeared to be cheap reproductions you can find anywhere. There was some nice silk and we did get to... More 

Thank sally a
Olten, Switzerland
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the silk village this month and saw some amazing offers for silk ties and pashminas! You just need to check almost every shop in order to find the right quality- really worth the effort going there.

Thank irenekf87ch
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Easy to get there by taxi. Approx 190,000 VND from Hanoi Opera House. Bargain given is takes 30-40mins due to traffic. We fancied just wandering around so didn't book any guides/tours. For our needs it worked well. We got to watch a lady working a loom and then wandered the quiet streets, in and out of shops. Some really lovely... More 

3 Thank Justin S
Mukilteo, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 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.

Thank Jean Ann F
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 25 April 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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Reviewed 25 April 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 

1 Thank Brayden_byn
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Reviewed 22 April 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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