Discover the beauty of Van Phuc Silk Village in Hanoi
If you have a passion for traditional village, desire to gain more knowledge and have a hunger for the discovery of Vietnamese timeless beauty, Whatsup Vietnam is delighted to help guide you come to Van Phuc Silk Village.
WHERE IS VAN PHUC SILK VILLAGE?
Van Phuc Silk Village is also known as Ha Dong Silk Village, located in Van Phuc Ward, Ha Dong District, more than 10 km from Hanoi city center. If you want to move here by motorbike, follow the instructed path below: City Center - Nguyen Trai - Le Van Luong - To Huu.
Weaving in Van Phuc has been present for thousands of years ago and increasingly proved its reputation. In the old feudal times, especially during the Nguyen Dynasty, Van Phuc silk was used to make clothes for the kings and mandarins in the royal court.
HISTORY OF VAN PHUC SILK VILLAGE
The reputation is gradually asserted and spread because the Van Phuc silk is made meticulously by hand by skilled workers, including many elaborate stages such as silk, yarn weaving, weaving, stretching, drying. All the parterns are made elaborately and sophisticatedly, each sheet of silk is a masterpiece bearing the enthusiasm and soul of each artisan.
THE SPECIAL THING OF VAN PHUC SILK VILLAGE
To this day, Van Phuc Silk Village still retains the ancient features of a Vietnamese village such as banyan trees, wells, or roofs and above all, the quality of silk products that lasts forever.
Van Phuc silk today is transformed into a variety of types and models, along with different names such as dragon phoenix or flying clouds. The patterns in silk are displayed under refined and subtle hands of the craftmen, and their the sophisticated look creates products with various imagination, originality and aesthetics.
Because of this outstanding feature, every time when visitors come to the village, they never forget to buy some sheet of silk as gifts for relatives and friends. In addition, besides the purpose of shopping, in recent years, Van Phuc silk village has also attracted many tourists to visit to see with their own eyes how to create unique silk products.
VAN PHUC SILK VILLAGE FESTIVAL
Week of culture - tourism - trade of this renowned silk village of Hanoi is an annual event organized from November 8 to November 17 every year. The fesstival week took place with the message "Van Phuc – the colors of silk through a thousand years" has attracted a great number of visitors to come here.
Joining the festive atmosphere is an extremely splendid landscape of Van Phuc silk village, visitors come here as if they were lost in the ancient town of Hoi An with colorful umbrellas on the sky. An extremely impressive decoration space, not only admire the unique features of traditional villages but visitors also somewhat understand more about our country's culture.
Written by: Quynh Nhi