Quat Dong village is located Thuong Tin, southern of Ha Noi. With a four century tradition in hand embroidery, Quat Dong Village is renowned for the sophisticated and refined embroidery artworks produced here.
Quat Dong Village Map
The traditional craft has been in existence for thousands of years, first marked by embroidered letters on clothes and silk in the first century. Books of history and legends talk of how Imperial Concubine Y Lan taught palace maids embroidery techniques in the 11th century of the Ly Dynasty. But the craft did not really blossom until 600 years later when Le Cong Hanh returned home from his king’s envoy term in China.
Hanh who was a villager of Quat Dong, Thuong Tin District now on the outskirts of Hanoi brought back the embroidery craft of the Chinese and gave it to his neighbours and residents in surrounding communes. He was then honoured with the Ancestor of Quat Dong Embroidery.
The beauty and quality of the village’s products grew in reputation and became a favourite of royal mandarins and dignitaries in Thang Long (Hanoi today).
To Quat Dong Hanoi we provide at Lotussia Travel a day trip from Hanoi. Classic itinerary is provided with car transfer, English-speaking guide and meals. The second itinerary, a day cycling tour Hanoi Quat Dong village is arranged with 30K bike ride on the back roads.