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⁉️ Vietnam is among the world’s top six silk producers. It is the third largest silk exporter in Asia and the 6th in the world. Vietnam’s silk industry has the best foundation among Southeast Asian nations with its thousand-year-old craft villages. Vietnam exports more silk fiber than Japan and China, and more raw silk than Cambodia and Thailand.
⁉️ Southern Silk Road refers to the trail south from Yunnan into Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and of course the great” Sea Road” from the coastal ports of southern China along the Vietnamese coasts, round Cape Ca Mau into the Gulf of Thailand, to the Straight of Malacca and porterage routes across the peninsula linking this trade with the shipping routes across the Bay of Bengal to India and the West.
⁉️ Dai Viet aka Vietnam nowadays formed Road Kingdom Circa Tenth Century—Fifteenth Century with robust trade ties with China and expanded with Muslim network.
Vietnam has preserved and developed its silkworm raising and silk making during the ups and downs of the craft for centuries. The country boasts numerous traditional silk villages with traditional and distinctly beautiful style. Throughout Vietnam, there are Ha Dong, Nha Xa and Co Chat silk in the North; Hoi An and Ma Chau silk in the Central; Bao Loc silk in the Central Highlands; and the famous Tan Chau silk area in the southern An Giang province.
Let’s visit Bao Loc Highland via documentary series made by Twinspiration, we will understand more about the practices of mulberry silk farming and silkworm raising in Lam Ha, Bao Loc, Lam Dong Province and explore how silk is made by artisans who possess unique skills to produce high-grade silk.