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.
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 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.
Hope you guys have a great day sightseeing and shopping.