Thursday, July 20, 2006

Ha Dong - Silk Village

Ha Dong Silk

Took my friends from Saigon to Ha Dong on a hot day for a shopping tour. Ha Dong is a very peaceful village with lots of small lanes and silk shops. People seem quite soft and friendly, and their silk and produce from silk is also not very expensive.

Ha Dong Silk

Nowadays, Ha Dong is getting busier and busier because of the number of tourists coming for shopping and looking for a relaxing time in a peaceful village. Silk shops have opened for trade and are giving the local people more work to do and higher incomes. You can see a variety of silk products suitable for men, women and kids.

Ha Dong Silk

Ha Dong is a traditonal silk trade village that still retains lots of small silk factories and houses which make silk stuff. They also have some show rooms for tourists to come and see the different types of silk and silk worms of different colors. This is an amazing place that's good for a one day tour and it's not too far away from the centre of Hanoi, only 15 mins by car or motorbike and the transportation fare is cheap and easily found.

Ha Dong Silk

Hope you guys have a great day sightseeing and shopping.

17 comments:

Lacie Rhiannon said...

SILK! YUMMY! I love the stuff and you can't get any better than in VN. Love to go there it looks as you said peacefull!

khasan said...

My grandparents were from Khuc-Thuy Hadong. We had a silk business before the war. I would like to know more about this place ... have not been home since 1950.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Indeed I did enjoy your tour. It was nice to know.

junebee said...

Are those the worms or the cocoons in the pic?

heather said...

pasar malam! i miss that.. The viet one is probably very different..

Kelvin said...

Hello from down under in NEW ZEALAND. I enjoyed myself. Great post Tu.

Godknows said...

junebee, worms :)
heather, yes They are different, I think.
Kelvin, Thanks mate :)
FRIDAY'S CHILD, Thanks, another tour is coming soon :)
Lacie, it's really peaceful. Thanks.
khasan, You should comeback Viet Nam and see how beautiful it is.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I have always found it very fascinating that silk is made by silk worms and I would love to see some in person.
But since I live in the U.S. I really appreciate you showing us the pictures. I had never seen a silk worm before and I certainly didn't know that they came in different colors. Does this mean that they make different color silk according to the color of the worm?

Godknows said...

Abandoned in Pasadena, yes it is.

irene said...

hi...i have been wanting to visit vietnam but dont know where is nice..cant decide between hanoi or HCMC...i like to shop for local produce, eat nice food...any recommendations?thanks

Atul Deshmukh said...

Hi,

Its good to know about VN Silk. if any body knows about hand made,natural dye silk direct from source or waever. pl do let me know.

at atuldeshmukh123@gmail.com
or adesh251@yahoo.com

Best Regards,

Atul Deshmukh

Atul Deshmukh said...

Hi,

Its good to know about VN Silk. if any body knows about hand made,natural dye silk direct from source or waever. pl do let me know.

at atuldeshmukh123@gmail.com
or adesh251@yahoo.com

Best Regards,

Atul Deshmukh

mrcoch said...

Anybody knows where I could buy silk clothes on the Internet? I would like to make silky every single day...

mrcoch said...

Anybody knows where I could buy silk clothes on the Internet? I would like to make silky every single day...

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