By Ngoc Thanh  November 9, 2018 | 09:52 pm GMT+7 A 100-meter street in Van Phuc Silk Village is ‘paved’ with open umbrellas, providing colorful cover to a tourism week. The unusual decoration of silk umbrellas has charmed many visitors to the village, which is celebrating 1,000 years of the vocation that it is renowned for – silk production and silk products. Van Phuc is the best known silk village in Vietnam, and one of the most visited craft villages in the country. This street has been spruced up to celebrate the Culture and Tourism Week (November 8-17). This is an annual event that aims to invite tourists to the village located in Ha Dong District, 10 km south-west of Hanoi downtown. Pham Khac Ha, president of the Van Phuc Silk Village Association, said the three main components of the Culture and Tourism Week are: Tradition, Celebration and Commerce. The Tradition part took place on the opening morning with a display of the village’s spiritual activities like temple rituals. The Commerce component of the festival promotes the village’s products with displays and sales, closing at 11 p.m. daily. The event also features several street stalls selling food, flowers and antiques, among other things. It also promotes an exchange program among different craft villages. “This is the first time the village has put umbrellas and lanterns on the street. As a resident, I feel the excitement these days,” said Lan, as she pushed a stroller with her grandchild.