Along with the traditional Ao Dai, the conical hat is a symbol of the gentleness and simplicity of a Vietnamese girl. And one of the addresses that make the leaf cone brand is Chuong Conical Hat Village, Phuong Trung commune, Thanh Oai district, Hanoi.
Coming tohere, visitors will better understand the cultural beauty of Vietnamese and definitely an unforgettable experience when coming to this S-shaped strip of land.
How Chuong Conical Hat Village is unique?
Not too bustling like other craft villages, but coming to Chuong village. It is easy to see the appearance of an ancient village with traditional courtyards full of white conical hats or hat materials. Chuong village market meets every 6 sessions on the 4th, 10th, 14th, 20th, 24th and 30th days of the lunar calendar and only sell conical hats.
They are arranged in long, white stacks. The white colour of the conical hats glimmering everywhere and the pink on the girls’ cheeks, along with the crisp laughter. It makes the atmosphere in the market more imbued with the national identity. Chuong village market only sells traditional products of the village. This is also one of the unique features of Chuong Conical Hat Village still preserved.
Top things to do in Chuong Conical Hat Village?
Whether it’s half a day or a day, once you’ve arrived at Chuong Village, don’t forget to visit around the village! Everywhere is beautiful and easy for you to take photos or delight in updating according to your excursions schedule.
Strolling around the Chuong village, all family is doing the traditional conical hat from one generation to the next. The finesse and meticulousness of the hands from children to the elderly create hats that are beautiful, durable and attractive to all visitors.
Alleys in an afternoon … Old houses built in the early years of the previous century … The walls of the house have fallen over time … or rows of confetti have added to the simple beauty.
When all on the pictures, are sparkling and will make you remember the intense childhood. The small village is located on the peaceful Day River, visiting the Chuong Conical Hat Village. You can take advantage to visit the Day River and the sacred temples here too.
Visit Chuong village one morning, after lunch in the village, you can continue your journey to visit Tram Pagoda. The sacred temple is located at the foot of Tram Tu Son mountain, surrounded by small gentle rocky mountains, creating a very charming scenery.
After burning incense on Tram Pagoda, you can also visit the nearby Long Tien Pagoda. Long Tien Pagoda is unique because this is a temple located in a cave with Buddha altar and many Arhat statues that are exquisitely crafted and long-standing. Discovering Long Tien Cave, we will admire the glittering stalactites inside the cave and the underground water flowing from the mountains.
Those who love trekking can climb Tram Tu Son Mountain. Tram Mountain is a sloping terrain with not many slopes, so it is quite easy for beginners. It will not be too difficult for you to “peak” and see the southwest of the capital. Your Vietnam tours Hanoi will be more special if you cand spend a day tour to visit this village.
When is the best time to visit?
The ancient Chuong Village was famous for making the traditional Vietnamese conical hat. Therefore, if you have the opportunity, you should visit on the occasion of the conical hat the market session. The time takes place in the mornings of October 4, 14, 20, 24, 30 of the lunar calendar every year. To feel a busy trading market, preserving the ancient cultural features in the daily life of people in this village.
How to get to Chuong Conical Hat Village?
Chuong Village is more than 30km from Hanoi so you can travel by motorbike or car. Besides, if you travel by bus you can catch number 78 (My Dinh – Te Tieu) then stop at the intersection of Chuong to visit the village.
Top hotel nearest Chuong Conical Hat Village:
- JW Marriott Hanoi
- Halais hotel
- Panuka House & café Bistro
- Peridot Grand Hotel & Spa by AiRa
- The Oriental Jade Hotel
- Apricot Hotel
What to eat?
Some restaurant nearest Chuong Conical Hat Village:
- Song Day- Thanh Oai Restaurant
- Tien Dat Restaurant
- Tien Tuu Quan Restaurant
- Most people in the village cannot speak English so Book a tour guide is highly recommended for Hanoi day tours at Origin Vietnam.
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