Visiting Hanoi’s Van Phuc – oldest silk village in Vietnam

Van Phuc silk village is renowned for its traditional silk trade and high quality products, making it one of the most visited craft villages in Vietnam.


Van Phuc silk village is a famous for a glorious past and known as the oldest silk village in Vietnam.

This silk village is 10 kilometers to the southwest of Hanoi and lies along the bank of the Nhue river. It is renowned for traditional silk trade and high quality products, making it one of the most visited craft villages in the country.

Established over a century ago, this tranquil locale is home to huge banyan trees, wells, communal houses, and an authentic sericulture where local artisans produce a wide range of apparel and souvenirs using traditional looms.

Van Phuc silk has been sold in the European market since 1931 during an international silk exhibition in Marseille, France, where its silk products gained popularity among traders thanks to its smooth and lightweight texture.

Today, this village does not only sell their products to tourists in Hanoi, but also exports them to many regions across the world. Generations of master weavers have built the village into a national brand.

The followings are photos on Van Phuc silk village:

 Gate of Van Phuc silk village

 A Van Phuc villager is weaving silk

 A view of Van Phuc silk shops

 Umbrellas are arranged in an attractive way

 Tourists buy silk products in Van Phuc village.

 Van Phuc silk is sold at USD20-25 per meter.

Besides silk products, Van Phuc village is also known for its historical relics related to President Ho Chi Minh, who took shelter in Van Phuc village in 1946 before proceeding to the northern mountainous region to build an anti-French resistance base.

 The road to President Ho Chi Minh temple and the heroic sons of Van Phuc village.

Temple venerating President Ho Chi Minh and heroes and the sons of in Van Phuc village who fell in battle against invaders.

 Cong bridge leads to the President Ho Chi Minh house in Van Phuc village.

 A view of the campus outside the relic where President Ho Chi Minh lived.

Anh Kiet/Duy Khanh (Hanoitimes)