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Half-Day Van Phuc Silk Tour from Hanoi

Price USD$39.00


Half-Day Van Phuc Silk Tour from Hanoi
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 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. Afterward, you will visit the shrines of the village where the first masters are worshiped. This tour is a great chance to shop for silk products at reasonable prices before heading back to Hanoi.

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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 then get the chance to purchase silk products at a fraction of the retail price.