Vietnam

Hanoi Craft and Culture Village Experience

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period:

tour highlights

  • Enjoy an excursion to the rattan and bamboo craft weaving village
  • Visit the Van Phuc silk weaving village
  • See how the famous conical Vietnamese hat is constructed
  • Wander through a local marketplace
  • Learn about centuries old craft techniques

tour details

Only a short distance from the hustle and bustle of downtown Hanoi are its lively craft villages. You’ll begin your day with a visit to the Van Phuc silk weaving village, renowned for its traditional sericulture, silk weaving and silk wares. Next you’ll continue to the Phu Vinh rattan and bamboo weaving craft village before making your way to Chuong Village. This village has maintained its century long reputation for making Vietnam’s famous conical hats. On market days, you’ll see the grounds covered with thousands of these iconic hats. Next stop is Chuyen My Village – famous for carpentry and mother-of-pearl inlaying, a truly unique art form. To conclude your day you’ll visit the Quat Dong Village to see traditional embroidery and the Ha Thai lacquer village, famous for its lacquer wares.

tour description

Meet our experienced tour guide at your hotel and start your excursion to the craft villages west of Hanoi.

The first village on your itinerary is the Van Phuc silk weaving village, situated on the banks of the Nhue Thi River, 8 km west of Hanoi. The village is well known for its traditional sericulture, silk weaving and silk ware. You can admire beautiful shirts, silk craft, ties, dresses and many other products made of silk. The silk is still being made in the traditional Vietnamese way using century old techniques.

Continue to visit Phu Vinh rattan and bamboo weaving craft village. The traditional handicraft was developed in the 18th century. At present, about 85% of the households here engage in the production of rattan and bamboo products.

Drive on to Chuong Village. This small village has maintained its century long reputation for making the famous and symbolic conical hats. On market days, you will have a chance to witness a wonderful scene with the village's market ground being covered with thousands of conical palm hats, known in Vietnamese as "non". The village market takes place on the days that end with number zero or number four in the lunar calendar.

Continue driving south and visit Chuyen My Village - famous for carpentry and mother-of-pearl inlaying. The salient features of Chuyen My inlay are perfect pieces of mother of pearl: unbroken, flat, and tightly fitted to the carved wood. Designs of mother-of-pearl are lively and special - a blend of jungle and sea.

On the way back to Hanoi you will visit Quat Dong Village - known for being the patrimonial land of traditional embroidery.

Finally, visit Ha Thai lacquer village which is famous for its distinguished lacquer ware. Products are made with a century-old technique of applying and polishing layer upon layer of Vietnamese lacquer (Rhus Succedanea). Combined with egg shell and mother-of-pearl inlays, the lacquer ware found here comes in thousands of designs and models.

includes

Transportation in A/C vehicles
Entrance fees
Lunch
English or French-speaking local tour guide
(other language guides are available on request and surcharges apply)
    Tour code: HANDHHCV

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