Explore the 300-year Hoi An Silk Village in the heart of the old town
Hoi An Silk Village is a cultural project to introduce the history and culture of a silk craft village for more than 300 years in this ancient land. The Silk Village is an attractive place, hiding many beauties that you definitely cannot miss in your Hoi An trip.
1. About Hoi An Silk Village
Hoi An Silk Village is the location not only to display and preserve the silk weaving nursery, but also to re-enact the life of the weavers and the origin of the 17th century “Silk Road On The Sea”.
Coming here, you can learn thoroughly how to create a soft silk fabric from mulberry planting, silkworm raising, silk nursery, spinning, and weaving.
According to the tourists’ votes on TripAdvisor, this Silk Village is the third attractive destination in Hoi An (after Cau Pagoda and the old houses). The spot is highly appreciated for the restored elements forming the traditional weaving village, Vietnamese village architecture, the collection and preservation of hundred silk artifacts and ancient mulberry varieties of Cham people.
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2. The ideal time to explore Hoi An Silk Village
The best time to visit Hoi An Silk Village is from February to April every year when the weather is pleasant with little rain. Meanwhile, you should avoid coming here in summer because the temperature is so high; it’s super hot. The rainy season from October to November is also a disadvantage due to long and heavy rain.
3. How to move to Hoi An Silk Village
Hoi An Silk Village is located at No. 28, Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, about 1km from the city center to the West.
From the center, you can travel to the Silk Village by bus, taxi, motorbike taxi, cyclo, or motorbike. The motorbike rental price is from 120,000 to 150,000 VND/day. However, the most interesting also the best means to use in Hoi An is to walk or ride a bicycle. You can hang around the neighborhood slowly to feel the special features of the place. The bicycle rental cost ranges from 30,000 VND/day.
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4. What makes Hoi An Silk Village attractive
There are countless things about Hoi An Silk Village getting the attention of tourists. One of those is the ancient mulberry roots in the upstream Thu Bon area; they have been actively searched, planted, and propagated.
Leaving the green mulberry gardens, visitors will visit the old houses to witness girls in traditional clothes feeding silkworms and reenacting the professional silkworm making techniques.
Alternatively, visitors themself can join other exciting activities, such as pick strawberries in the garden to feed silkworms, wear traditional silk clothes walking around the village, and choose good silk products with good advice, etc.
In addition to the traditional space, Hoi An Silk Village also features spacious, luxurious bars and restaurants, which are decorated in accordance with the ecological landscape.
Last but not least, they will have a chance to enjoy numerous traditional dishes as well as to learn how to cook the food, like My Quang, Cao Lau noodles, etc.
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** Ticket price to Hoi An Silk Village
– Visit only: 50,000 VND/person
– Visit with instructions: 100,000 VND/person
– Visit with shuttle services and food & drink services: 400,000 VND/person
Hoi An Silk Village is truly a great site to admire the quintessence of the ancient silk craft that has been preserved and restored to this day. Once in the Ancient Town, don’t forget to come to this fascinating tourist attraction! Have a good trip!
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