Van Lam Lace Embroidery Village

The noble old features of a lace embroidery village are increasingly colorful in Van Lam (Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province). Going to Van Lam, visitors will see temples dedicated to the ancestors of embroidery. On the stone pillar of the temple, there are carved two parallel sentences praising the skills of the village's embroiderers.

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Legend has it that from 1258, when King Tran Thai Tong turned 40 years old, ceded the throne to his son and became Thai Thuong Hoang, he returned to Vu Lam mountain to practice and establish a base of resistance against the Nguyen Mong for the second time (1285). Ms. Tran Thi Dung is the wife of Master Tran Thu Do (teacher of the king), who came here to teach the people of Van Lam village the craft of embroidery. Thus, this craft village has existed for over 700 years.

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With its age, up to now, Van Lam lace embroidery village has become a strong craft village, which is always preserved and promoted. At the same time, Van Lam is harmoniously combining craft villages and tourism, warmly welcoming tourists from all over the world. Coming to Van Lam, visitors will have a more specific understanding of the beautiful products they use.

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Van Lam lace embroidery village has invested in thoughtful, comfortable and polite dining and accommodation services for tourists to visit and stay for a long time. Each homestay is a small tourist area where visitors can stay and relax with the craftsmen. Visitors will discover the sophisticated features of the craftsmen, understand the bold cultural images that are conveyed into each product that is the soul, life and people of Ninh Binh.

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The lace embroiderer of Van Lam village has created skillful works of art with thin threads, and cloths of all colors, with golden hands. Embroidery lines are very delicate, flexible, soft, vivid. Embroidery products here are very rich, such as: bed sheets, curtains, pillows, tablecloths, napkins, handkerchiefs, paintings, photos... The talented hands of Van Lam village artisans create embroidered products exported to Japan, the USA, Germany, France...

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Staying in Van Lam lace embroidery village, visitors will be in tune with the daily life of the people in the countryside of Vietnam; sleep on bamboo beds made from Vietnamese bamboo that has been attached for generations.

For foreign tourists, there will be an interesting thing when they come to this place, because the Van Lam lace embroidery villagers are striving to have a person in each household who understands and speaks the language of tourists. With the fresh environment, peaceful, quiet and airy atmosphere of a beautiful countryside, visitors will not have to worry about their own safety because here the security environment is guaranteed.

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