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Half-day Van Phuc Silk Tour From Ha Noi

Ha Noi City
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Duration

3.5 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

English

Overview

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 Ha Noi that has been one of Vietnam’s prime silk weaving locations for over 1000 years. Watch how it is made then get the chance to purchase silk products at a fraction of the retail price.

Highlights

  • Escape the big city to experience Van Phuc, a peaceful Vietnamese Village with communal houses, fish ponds and ancient banyan trees (45-minute car ride)
  • Visit some local families who are keeping the 1000-year-old tradition of Silk Weaving alive
  • Watch & learn every step of the intricate Silk Weaving process

Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

We will pick you up from your hotel for a 45-minute car ride heading North-West of Ha Noi 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. This village is located on the bank of Nhue river with the main gate named “Van Phuc Village”. 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, we will visit the families for whom silk production is a method of earning for living. Watch as we learn the stages of producing handmade silk: from spinning and gluing, through weaving and finishing of the silk wares. Afterwards, we will visit the shrines of the village where the first masters are worshipped. The products are always decorated with the symmetrical patterns. The decorated features are soft, generous and delicate. Most patterns are inspired from daily objects, animals, and other existing shapes. Therefore, Van Phuc silks attract not only the Vietnamese but also tourists. This tour is a great chance to shop for silk products at reasonable prices before heading back to Ha Noi.

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Age requirements


  • Adult: 11 - 99 years old

  • Child 6 - 10 years old: 50% off

  • Infant 0 - 5 years old: Free

  • Maximum 1 child/infant accompanied 1 adult, the 2nd child/infant will pay the adult price

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Ha Noi City Center (Hoan Kiem, Ba Dinh, Hai Ba Trung District)
  • Transportation with air-conditioning
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled drinking water
  • English speaking guide (other languages available upon request with surcharge)
  • Travel insurance
  • This tour will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, beverage, etc.

Tourstyles

From Ha Noi

Tour's Location

Ha Noi City

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Cancellation

All cancelation from guest arise additional charges as follows:
For Half-day, Full-day tours:
- More than 24 hours before departure: No charges
- Less than 24 hours before departure or No show : 100% of the tour

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