Van Lam Embroidery Village

Van Lam Embroidery Village in Dong Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province was beforehand referred to as O Lam (Forest of crows). Further more. It's rich cultural and historical custom, the village is legendary for its conventional embroidery craft.

Situated by the famous Tam Coc-Bich Dong tourist attraction, the village has change into a popular tourist destination in Ninh Binh.

Van Lam Embroidery craft village established in the 13th century under Tran dynasty. On the gate of the village, there's an ancient temple dedicating for the foundation who teach embroidery craft for villager.

Van Lam Embroidery Village

The temple also worships Dinh Xuan Nghenh and Dinh Xuan Xoan, who introduced the lace craft to the village in the early 20th century.

Local girls demonstrate their embroidery craft on the Tam Coc wharf whereas ready for boat clients. Because the craft is handed down through generations, most people in Van Lam get entangled in creating embroidery and lace. Males within the village grasp the embroidery craft similar to the ladies. With skinny colourful threads, the skillful fingers of native artisans make embroidery products which might be as refined and delightful as masterpieces of artwork.

Van Lam embroidery products are famous not only in Vietnam but also abroad. Nowadays thier product very famous on Japan, Us, German... Van Lam artisans are constantly creating new products and modifying their products to satisfy market demand. They've created greater than 200 lace patterns and mixed embroidery and lace to make stunning footage. Your Vietnam day trips to visit Van Lam village will be memorable with biking around the village, meet local people. That the best way you have chance to know the local daily life.

Van Lam people have organized package tours to introduce tourists to native scenic spots and embroidery craft. Ornamental patterns depicting the Vietnamese people, charming Vietnamese women, and flowers on Van Lam embroidery products are most spectacular.

How to get to Van Lam embroidery village?

From Hanoi:

  • Take bus from Hanoi - Tam Coc - Can use local bus also shuttle bus ticket
  • Take train from Hanoi - Ninh Binh - then can go there by taxi or motorbike

Quick tips:

To visit this beautiful village you should book private tour to Ninh Binh. Because most people in the village cannot speak English. Also the tour guide will give you useful information about this village.

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