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Van Phuc Silk - Hanoi, Vietnam

Van Phuc Silk - Hanoi, Vietnam

Van Phuc Silk - Hanoi, Vietnam

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http://vietnamhotels.net/travelguide/ha-noi/Around-Hanoi-Capital/Van-Phuc-Silk-Village/

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How to get there?

With a view to reaching Van Phuc village, tourists should travel south west out of Ha Noi on Nguyen Trai Street until they reach the border of Ha Dong District. Then turn right and dive for about 3km. The village is on the left, some 8 km from central Hanoi. Motorbike, bus, or taxis are all of good use.

Ideal place for silk products & souvenirs

Like other visitors to the village, you will be surprised at this “silk shop town”, where almost all houses along the paths have been turned into shops selling silk products. Specifically, the village is now home to 1,280 households, 90% of whom are involved in silk production and business. The village makes more than 2 million meters of silk per year. Yet, more than that, you are offered a good chance to explore the Vietnamese traditional industry of silk-making.

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Published on 11/29/10

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