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Craft-Link

43 Van Mieu, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #7 of 61 Shopping in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Description: Vietnam Handmade Shop
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English first
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This store offers a excellent range of hand-made crafts from Vietnam and the toughest decision was choosing what to buy. I was able to buy gifts for my family and I'm sure they will love what I chose. (If not - I guess I've got myself 5 new handbags....)

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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I completely disagree with the last reviewer who though this was the same stuff found elsewhere in the old quarter! This shop is stocked with high-quality scarves, purses and other textiles that I saw nowhere else during my visit. The prices were reasonable also. If you are going to the Temple of Literature, stop here as it's just across the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Another victim of TripAdvisor hype. Just a typical shop where you can find all the items in old Quarter at cheaper price .

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Genouilly, France
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was the only shop where we purchased anything in Hanoi. Large selection of Vietnamese souvenirs - we helped to deplete their stock!! I would certainly return to buy more given half the chance.

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Myanmar
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

It's a nice small shop, quiet, around get small souvenirs..beside sit at rice noodle shop...Craft Link is a Vietnamese not – for – profit Fair trade organization which helps traditional craft producers to revive their culture and improve their livehoods through handicraft production and marketing.

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Canberra
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Craft link near the Literature Museum is bigger than the one near the Ethnology Museum. If you go there you can also visit the Indigo Store which is just a few shops down. It is also excellent with really lovely staff. They will show you the dying process for their batik upstairs using only natural plant materials. Like Craft link... More

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Palm Bay, Florida
Top Contributor
456 reviews 456 reviews
262 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This is a non-profit Vietamese shop that helps the people receive a fair wage for their handicrafts. Very nice selection of purses, eye glass cases (some beaded) and so much more.

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Roxby Downs, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Still a good place to visit and ethically sound craft items but sadly, prices seem to have gone up considerably in less than one year since our last visit.

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San Jose, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

As two large shopping bags as proof, I was able to buy some amazing gifts for myself and others for a very reasonable price. The secret is to make sure you see every nook and cranny of the two different shops, in two different street blocks. They sell purses, women's and children's clothing, table linens (upstairs in 2 rooms- go... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I purchased some beautiful silk scarves and cute make up bag/ bags for gifts. I found things that I hadn't seen in other stores and they were reasonably priced with the added bonus of being from a not for profit organisation.

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