Tourists who have a chance to visit the central coast province of Quang Nam should check out Silk Village at 28 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street in Hoi An.
The venue was established by Le Thai Vu, the owner of Quang Nam Silk JSC, in July 2012 to restore traditional cultural traits of Quang Nam in general and Hoi An in particular. Hoi An was once a trade port to deliver silk to the world. Local people used to call it the starting point of the Silk Road on the sea by Vietnamese people.
Tourists to the place can learn about the process of making traditional silk of Quang Nam and Champa brocade. There’s a tour guide to help guests learn about 10 kinds of mulberry leaves, looms and types of worms. Furthermore, tourists have a chance to discover nha vuon, a typical and unique kind of house made from wood and surrounded by a garden mostly found in the central province of Quang Nam. Artisans will also be there to sing traditional folk songs to entertain travelers. The village is also a venue to host vocational guidances on producing silk.
There’s a collection of 100 ancient costumes of 54 ethnic minority people in Viet Nam.
Tourists can buy silk and have their outfits tailored at the village. Then, they can savor numerous kinds of traditional and rustic food of the locality, including cao lau (noodles served with pork and greens), mi Quang (Quang Nam-style noodles), and com nieu (rice cooked in a clay pot).
Silk Village is about 30km from downtown Da Nang. Travelers can choose a 30-minute bus ride at the price of VND20,000 or US$1 per person to get to the site.
For further information, contact Quang Nam Silk JSC on (0510) 3921144.