Van Lam Embroidery Village Ninh Binh is located next to the center of Tam Coc- Bich Dong tourist area . It is known as an embroidery village (Ninh Hai – Hoa Lu) .People from all over the world visit here for its rich historical and cultural values and traditional embroidery.

This embroidery is believed to have existed for about 800 years since the Tran Dynasty. This legend relates why this embroidery village was founded , Mrs . Tran Thi Dung -the wife of mandarin Tran Thu Do came to this village with other Tran family royalty and taught local people how to weave and embroider .It is not surprising when the Van Lam village has become a famous tourist attraction in Ninh Binh.

Van Lam Embroidery Village Ninh Binh

How To Get To Van Lam Village?

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Van Lam embroidery village is located inside the famous attraction Tam Coc – Bich Dong (Tam Coc – Bich Dong) . Therefore, tourists usually combine the Tam Coc – Bich Dong tour with the trip to Van Lam village.

If you depart from Hanoi, you can take the bus from Hanoi to Tam Coc and then use a local bus to reach Van Lam from Tam Coc.

Alternatively, there is Ninh Binh Railway Station in Ninh Binh province if you want to take a train from Hanoi or anywhere in Vietnam . Then ,from the center of Ninh Binh, you have to go to Van Lam by motorbike or taxi.

What’s The Best Time to Visit?

People often combine the trip to Van Lam Village with the Tam Coc- Bich Dong tour; therefore, the time they visit will depend on the tour schedule. In general, Van Lam village is a good destination to come throughout the year. However , you should not visit in the rainy season like August if you want to have a nice trip .

If you intend visit Van Lam village,  the best time for you is from at the beginning of May to June. During that time, the weather is so mild and you can take great photos of the embroidery kingdom.

At that time, you can easily visit other famous Ninh Binh attractions such as: Tam Coc Cave, Mua Cave, Trang An Grottoes, Bich Dong Pagoda….

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Van Lam Embroidery Village Ninh Binh 2020

What Things To Do in Village?

Amazing Ativities near by Van Lam Village

Van Lam Village was founded in the 13th century and it has been famous for items from embroidery year by year. At the gate of Van Lam village, you can see an ancient temple that was built to show the respect and gratitude to the person who taught and inspired the embroidery craft to people here . Nowadays , this village is known as an embroidery trade village with about 80% of people in Van Lam knowing embroidery skills  many embroidery enterprises are established and more than 700 embroidery households .

When you have a great chance to visit Van Lam, you should walk and see how they make embroidered crafts with their skillful  hands. You can buy or take some photos of Van Lam embroidery products that are famous not only in Vietnam but also in US, Japan, and German, etc. Biking around the village, meeting local people and buying the special souvenirs for your family and friends are memorable experiences when you take a nice trip to Van Lam Village.


There are a number of accommodation or restaurant options near the attractive Van Lam Village or Tam Coc – Bich Dong . Furthermore, you can eat on the route to Van Lam Village. But if you learn more about the sophistication of the process for making embroidery craft and explore cultural and historical values , I recommend staying resting in the craftsman’s house, where you can find it many conditions and opportunities.

People here are open and hospitable to tourists and visitors. They will make lots of Ninh Binh specialties and delicious food to welcome you.

Coming to Van Lam embroidery village, you will deeply understand the souls of Van Lam people and the countryside .As a famous site in Ninh Binh that attracts more and more tourists, Van Lam has expanded its tourism and production as well as promoting and preserving its unique pristine and traditional beauty .

Have a look at Some nearby Attraction: 

Thung Nham Bird Garden in Ninh Binh

Travel Guideline in Tam Coc

Explore Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

Trang An Grottoes Ninh Binh

Mua Cave – Hang Mua Cave


Ninh Binh Traditionl Craft Villages 

Kim Son Sedge Mat Village

Kim Son sedge mat village is located near Phat Diem Cathedral at Kim Son District. The sedge has been grown in Kim Son for around two centuries. Through hundreds of years turning sea into land, Kim Son people have created large space to cultivate sedge and get material to produce sedge mat.

Kim Son sedge mat earns its long-standing reputions for being stable thanking to sedge feature and nice pattern. Nowadays, Kim Son craftmen create various sedge-made products such as: mat, basket, tray, box, plate, dish, cup, hat, wallet, etc.

Kim Son Sedge Mat Village Ninh Binh

Ninh Van Stone Carving Village

Ninh Van Stone Carving Village belongs to Xuan Vu Village, Ninh Van Commune, Hoa Lu District and is an unique and renowned stone sculpture village to both provincial and non-provincial tourists. The village’s stone carving dated back to a long time ago with various generations and historical events.

It is the craftman’s hands that turn rough rock into perfect art. Stone products are composed of the following items: statue, birds and species, displaying pool, stele, flower pot, altar, screen, tower, bridge, gate, doorway, beam, etc. Products are sophisticcatedly and vividly sculpted with flexible, smooth and elegant lines made by clever hands and mind of artisan.

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Ninh Van stone carving village in ninh binh_1

Bo Bat Pottery Village

Ancient Bo Bat Pottery Village is now Bach Lien Village, Yen Thanh Commune, Yen Mo district. Bo Bat Pottery has existed for thousands of years and is the origin of present Bat Trang pottery. According to historical writings, Bo Bat Pottery Village was Bach Bat – Bo Xuyen Village, Thanh Hoa, ancient Ai Chau. The Village was renowed thousands of years ago for producing pottery products for daily ultilization and construction. Key products are cup, bowl, plate, flower pot, wind chime, pottery painting and artstic pottery statue designed with brocade pattern and drawn with colored enamel.

Bo Bat Pottery Village Ninh Binh

Gia Thuy Pottery Village

Gia Thuy Commune, Nho Quan District is famous for a traditional pottery village lasting for more 50 years up until now. Gia Thuy Pottery’s uniqueness stays in the fact that the pottery is made of golden brown ceramic – a material only existing in local area. This ceramic possesses high adhesion, smoothness and temperature proof ability. Several popular and favorite products are wine bottle and jar specially made with pattern and scenery of Vietnam villages, making particular feature of Gia Thuy Pottery.

Gia Thuy Pottery Village in Ninh Binh

Phuc Loc Capenter Village

Phuc Loc carpenter village located in Ninh Phong Ward, Ninh Binh City is a well-known villagesspecializing in producing household and handicraft wooden products. The village was born hundred of years ago and developed through conveying tradition from generation to generation.

In the past, Phuc Loc carpenters made wooden products with sophisticatedly sculptural pattern for establishment of church, temple and community house. Phuc Loc carpenter village is regarđe as a place tp preserve and conserve quintessence of traditional carpenter and a choice of provincial and non-provincial customers.

Phuc Loc Capenter Village Ninh Binh


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