You will see rows of shops selling silk products as you tour Van Phu Silk Village.
I was expecting to see a silk factory just like in SuZhou but cannot seem to see any.
The silk quality is also quite different from those shinny high quality silk products that i saw in SuZhou, China.
Lan, Garth, hubby and I took a 30 mins bus ride from Hoan Kiem Lake to Ha Dong. The bus fare was 3,000 VND per person.
We were glad that we found empty seats on the bus. We started chatting with each other and got to know each other during our bus ride to Ha Dong.
Ha Dong is the place to go if you would like to purchase silk products.
Most of the goods sold in Dong Xuan are made in Ha Dong and "exported" to Hanoi for sale at a higher price.
You can join a day tour to the silk village too.
When you see this sign board, you should alight at the next stop.
Take this path and walk down the street and you will be starting your tour of the Van Phuc Silk Village.
Saw this impress wall along the street of Van Phuc Silk Village.
This looks like a Chinese Temple Wall with al the dragon, phoenix, tiger carvings.
You will see some street vendors gathering at a corner of the village and selling fruits, meat and vegetable.
As we walk towards the exit of the Van Phuc Silk Village, we saw this beautiful little garden with interesting landscaping.
Visit the Van Phuc Silk Village to purchase some silk goods back.
Silk blouses, scarf, shirt, hand bags, ties, ao dai can be found here.
Do bargain to get a better price.