VIETNAM TRAVEL NEWS
Oldest silk craft village recognized in Hanoi
Van Phuc village on the outskirtsof Hanoi has been recognized as the oldest silk village that has maintained thetrade in Viet Nam for more than 1, 000 years.
The Viet Nam Record Centre (Vietking) presented its certificate to the village ata ceremony on March 13.
Van Phuc was once chosen by a Kingto take part in an international fair in Marseille, France, in 1931 and anotherevent in Paris in 1932, winning great applause from French customers whodescribed Van Phuc silk as the best of its kind in Indochina.
At present, local villagers are still preserving theirtraditional silk weaving techniques and showcasing their handicraft products onmore than 150 stands in Van Phuc, Ha Dong district.
Van Phuc silk village has previously beenhonoured for itsprestigious -Golden Thang Long (Dragon)- trademark, and selected among seven traditionalcraft villages in Hanoi that need preservation.'