Enchanted in Color – Hoi An Silk Museum Awakens Tourists’ Curiosity

Hoi An’s poetic ancient town is not only famous for its ancient houses and shimmering lantern streets, but also attracts tourists with its unique traditional cultural values. Among them, Hoi An Silk Museum is a destination not to be missed for visitors to explore the long historical journey and the quintessence of traditional silk weaving of Quang region. Hoi An Silk Museum is located in Hoi An Silk Village – a destination in Hoi An that tourists should visit. You will be able to admire the silk making process, feel about the people, local culture and choose to buy for yourself. High quality silk products.

Where is Hoi An Silk Museum?

Hoi An Silk Museum is located in Hoi An Silk Village, located at: 28 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Cam Pho Ward, Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam; about 1km from the center of Hoi An ancient town. This is considered the “living museum” of Hoi An. Possessing a typical Ruong house architecture with two floors, yin and yang tiled roofs and intricate patterns meticulously carved on wood. The museum space has a strong impression of time, creating a nostalgic and cozy atmosphere.

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Figure 1. Hoi An silk village

Entering the museum, visitors seem to be transported back in time, returning to the glorious past of Hoi An silk village. This place displays more than 300 precious artifacts, including silk growing and weaving tools, traditional costumes, and exquisite silk samples with vibrant colors. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the meticulous and elaborate silk production process, from raising silkworms, reeling silk, weaving to dyeing and finishing the product.

Here there is a temple to worship the silkworm queen Doan Thi Ngoc (1601-1661), the founder of the silk industry in Quang. In the temple, there is a space to display silk costume samples of Vietnamese ethnic groups and silk fashion styles through the ages. In addition to the temple of the Lady of Silkworms, Hoi An silk village still preserves more than 40 hundred-year-old mulberry trees and precious genetic resources of mulberry and silkworm varieties. This is also the place where silk production and craft activities are organized in Quang Nam, and is also an attractive tourist destination for cultural researchers, artisans, designers and a large number of tourists with many services. Services such as silk shopping, on-site tailoring,…

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Figure 2. Place to worship silkworm queen Doan Thi Ngoc (1601-1661)

The museum preserves traditional local values, Hoi An silk village recreates the lives of weaving artisans, helping visitors from near and far know about the origins of the “maritime silk road” in the 19th century. In the 17th century, silk was one of the products that countries traded expensively at the ancient trading port of Hoi An “Faifo”.

Ticket price at Hoi An Silk Museum?

Because the museum is located in Hoi An Silk Village, this place has a full range of services to satisfy tourists such as hotels, dining, spas, resorts,… Visitors can both visit and rest at the museum. Hoi An Silk Village.

To meet the needs of visitors, Hoi An Silk Museum is open from 8:00 to 21:00 every day.

To visit and learn about the famous craft village, visitors will have to spend money to buy a tour ticket for 50,000 VND/trip. In addition, you can also combine sightseeing, then eating with a buffet ticket price at the silk village of 300,000 VND/trip.

Currently, to expand tourism and meet the needs of tourists, Hoi An silk village has a tour program as follows:

  • Experience tour at Silk Village:
    • Time: 4 hours, starting at 9:00 or 14:00 daily
    • Tour cost: 595,000 VND/person (No transportation)
    • Tour price: 890,000 VND/person (There is a shuttle bus to Hoi An area)
    • Tour included:
      • Welcome drink
      • Cold water bottle
      • The tour guide speaks English or French
      • Pick up and drop off service (limited area within Hoi An)
      • Lunch or dinner at Hoi An Silk Village Restaurant
    • The specific schedule of the tour can be read carefully HERE.
  • Daily tour at Silk Village:

What attracts tourists to Hoi An Silk Village?

As the only place that still preserves rare genetic resources of silk, Hoi An silk village attracts many tourists. This is also the place to preserve the traditional silk weaving profession dating back to the Champa – Dai Viet period. When visiting the silk village, you will see firsthand the ancient looms – where silk sheets are woven.

Visit a traditional communal house

In the Silk Village, there are many ancient houses of ancient Hoi An people, dating back several hundred years. The large house in the middle is the place to worship Lady Tam Tang, queenly known as Doan Quy Phi or Doan Thi Ngoc (1601-1661), the founder of the silk industry in Quang. She is someone who has made great contributions to preserving and developing the silk weaving profession and bringing the silk profession in Hoi An to the world. Besides, the house also displays typical silk products of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups.

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Figure 3. Traditional chest house in the museum

In the museum there is a large strawberry garden with hundreds of years old strawberry trees, brought from many places to plant. According to the information we know, there are Vietnamese strawberry varieties and there are ancient Champa strawberry varieties. Visiting the garden, visitors can clearly feel the fresh air and closeness of nature.

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Figure 4. Strawberry garden at the museum

Discover how to raise silkworms

Coming to Hoi An silk village, you will learn about how to raise and care for silkworms from small to large, picking leaves for the silkworms to eat until they are full grown, then setting them aside to let the silkworms wrap their own cocoons and harvest them.

At the museum there are many silkworm trays of different sizes.

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Figure 5. Silkworm breeding trays

Visit the silk nursery and silk weaving room

After harvesting the silkworm cocoons, we will begin the process of reeling silk.

There are 2 cocoon colors: yellow and white, which will produce 2 different silk colors. Once harvested, silkworm cocoons will be continuously cooked in boiling water to make the silk fibers softer and more supple. Large silk fibers are made up of many small cocoon fibers. This stage requires very skilled techniques and a high level of patience, because only by properly growing silk can we weave good silk and get a high price.

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Figure 5. Silk growing room and visitors can experience silk growing with the guidance of artisans

After cooking, each strand of silk will be attached to the frame and the weaving process will begin. Here, you will witness firsthand the process of creating beautiful silk fabrics with sophisticated patterns and world-class quality. All looms from ancient Champa to modern times are displayed at Hoi An silk village for visitors to visit.

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Figure 6. Silk weaving room

Visit a showroom of silk products

The silk products showroom is an area displaying silk products, with many colors and designs. Visitors can also wear silk costumes, produced directly by village artisans. Visitors can also experience weaving silk on wooden looms for themselves. This will definitely be an interesting and unique experience when coming to Hoi An Silk Village.

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Figure 7. Many silk products are displayed and sold at the museum

This is also a place to display many silk products, through a collection of ao dai of 54 ethnic groups across Vietnam. Currently, this place has about 100 sets of ao dai representing Vietnamese culture throughout 3,000 years of history. To this day, these products are still symbols of ultimate aesthetics. Referring to Hoi An, we not only mention the specialties of this place, but also mention the image of a graceful ao dai with a conical hat that shows the charm and elegance of Vietnamese women.

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Figure 8. Some images of the collection in the museum

In Hoi An Silk Village, there is a buffet restaurant for visitors to recharge the energy lost during the long trip. This place serves traditional dishes of Hoi An such as: cao lau, banh xeo, Quang noodles, rose cake, banh beo…

A special feature here is that all service staff wear traditional uniforms. The space is like a countryside market, very rustic and hometown. In addition to providing interesting silk village tours, Silk Village Resort & Spa Hoi An also provides ideal accommodations for guests. It will be an ideal stop if you like a quiet place, close to nature. Combined with sightseeing and relaxation. In addition, there are spa services, massage, large swimming pool and entertainment space… that will make you enjoy your stay here.

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Figure 9. HOI AN SILK VILLAGE RESORT (Photo: Internet collection)

As well as being a place to preserve traditional silk craft, Hoi An Silk Village is also a place for cultural events, gatherings, and meetings between cultural experts and lovers of traditional silk craft throughout Vietnam. Moreover, Quang Nam silk village is also the nucleus of one of the silk production centers with a long tradition in Vietnam. Hoi An Silk Museum is not only an attractive tourist attraction but also a place that contributes to preserving and promoting the traditional cultural values ​​of the nation. Coming to the museum, visitors will have extremely interesting and useful experiences, bringing back beautiful memories and unforgettable impressions.

In addition to Hoi An Silk Museum, located in Hoi An ancient town, there are many other museums that visitors can visit to fully understand the history, culture and people of Hoi An. Some other museums that tourists should not miss: Hoi An Traditional Medicine Museum, Hoi An Trade Ceramics Museum, Hoi An Sa Huynh Cultural Museum, Hoi An Folklore Museum, etc. .Visitors should also not forget to enjoy Hoi An specialties such as cao lau, pancake, Quang noodles, rose cake, grilled pork vermicelli… at Anabas Restaurant – one of the famous specialty restaurants in Hoi An.
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