Vietnam has a long history of silk production and Hanoi is one of the best places in the country to discover the ancient handicraft. This half-day tour of Van Phuc silk village reveals the secrets of traditional silk weaving and offers plenty of opportunities to purchase quality silk products. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
4-hour tour of Van Phuc silk village from Hanoi
Discover the ancient tradition of silk weaving at the Van Phuc silk village
Shop for quality silk products at reduced prices
Hotel pickup and drop-off included
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a personalised experience
Your tour begins with pickup from your central Hanoi hotel in time for an 8am or 1pm departure (depending on tour option chosen). After meeting your guide and small group of up to 10 people, jump aboard a minivan for the around 45-minute journey to Van Phuc silk village.
Set out to explore Van Phuc as your guide offers some background information on the craft village, which has been making silk products for over 1,000 years. Peek into the houses and crafts workshops, where local families still produce handmade silk products, and discover the fascinating process of silk making, from spinning and gluing, to weaving and adding the finishing touches.
Finally, browse the shops, where you’ll have chance to purchase fine silk products at reduced prices.
Back in Hanoi, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Reviews by Viator travelers
My Husband and I really enjoyed the...
, Apr 2017
My Husband and I really enjoyed the tour, The guide was a lovely lady with good english. She enjoyed giving us a short history of Hanoi and silk/silk industry. Van was comfortable, cold water provided. I thought there would be many opportunities for me to buy silk in Hanoi/Ha Long bay, but I didn't get any other than on this tour, so now I wish I had purchased more silk satin fabric around 14-00 per mtr, I thought the price was very good and also purchased some finished items of clothing and soft furnishings. A simple silk scarf I love and a long silk skirt for my daughter among other things. I thought this was a nice easy way to spend a afternoon, but if you are not into fabric, you may not find it worthwhile.