From Hanoi: Van Phuc Silk Village Half-Day Tour

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From Hanoi: Van Phuc Silk Village Half-Day Tour

From $39 per person

Learn about the ancient craft of silk weaving, which remains a rich tradition and way of life for many Vietnamese. Travel to Van Phuc village near Hanoi that has been one of Vietnam’s prime silk weaving locations for over 1000 years.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Escape the big city to experience Van Phuc, a peaceful Vietnamese Village with communal houses, fish ponds, and ancient banyan trees
  • Visit local families who are keeping the 1000-year old tradition of silk weaving alive
  • See every step of the intricate silk weaving process
Full description
Start with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi and take a 45-minute car ride heading north-west of Hanoi to Van Phuc Silk Village. This well-known village is traditionally associated with silk weaving in Ha Dong. Located on the bank of Nhue River, the village of Van Phuc has a 1000-year history of silk weaving and this practice remains a rich tradition to this day. Take a peaceful stroll and enjoy the sights and sounds of a traditional Northern Vietnamese village, with communal houses, fish ponds, and ancient banyan trees alongside modern houses. Then, 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 glueing, through weaving and completion of the silk wares. Visit the shrines of the village where the first masters are worshipped. The patterns are symmetrical in appearance and soft to the touch. Most patterns are designed and drawn as per the emulation of objects, animals, and other shapes. You can also shop for silk products at reasonable prices before heading back to Hanoi.
  • Transfer and transportation as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled drinking water
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    interesting part was over after 1 hour. don't go on weekends, nobody was working on a Sunday. expensive for what you get compared to other activities

    January 29, 2020

    Es war sehr interessant zu erfahren wie die Seide hergestellt wird. Hingegen hatten wir uns das Dorf an sich anders vorgestellt. Alles in allem war es aber ok. Danach sind wir noch zu einer Produktionsstätte von vietnamesischen Lackbildern gefahren. Das war auch sehr interessant und hat Spaß gemacht

    February 12, 2020

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