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Hoi An revives silk weaving with new centre

Update: November, 06/2014 - 11:05
The travel website TripAdvisor has voted the centre, described as a living museum, the third best attraction in the ancient city complex. — Photo khachsan24h

QUANG NAM (VNS) — The UNESCO world heritage site of Hoi An, always a popular destination, has recently added a silk-weaving centre to its attractions.

The travel website TripAdvisor has voted the centre, described as a living museum, the third best attraction in the ancient city complex.

Hoi An was an important centre of Southeast Asian sea trade in the 15th and 19th centuries.

The silk centre has been fully restored. Silk farming and weaving based around ancient mulberry trees, continue to live on.

The two-hectare area cultivates 40 strains of mulberry, including some that the former rulers of the area, the Cham, used to produce the best quality silk.

A showroom of silk products and a high-end restaurant have been praised by tourists. — VNS

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