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“A must visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hoi An Handicraft Workshop

Hoi An Handicraft Workshop
9 D Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ranked #10 of 32 attractions in Hoi An
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“A must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We enjoyed watching the artisans work on all the different crafts which were exhibited and for sale. The afternoon folk concert was an added bonus. We really enjoyed our visit there.

Visited June 2013
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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“Go for the performances--well worth it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We really enjoyed the performances, but were not really interested in the products as we've seen the same things again again in our travels through Vietnam. The performances however are another thing--they're representative of central Vietnamese culture, and are entertaining as well. Did I also mention they're free?

Visited May 2013
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Mysore, India
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“Place we liked best in Hoi an old town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We made it there just in time for the performance at 3.15. The artists are very good and talented and people can sit on little stools and watch the performance. Was a great show, not too long. Lots of things to buy, not overpriced. The lanterns were lovely. So was the pottery section where we could actually see a woman make pots on her potter's wheel.There were carved bamboo roots that were impressive. Also bought some very pretty hand made silver earrings. Enjoyed the visit.

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Tourist trap!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

This is a great experience to see the artisans at work, particularly the silk embroidery, which words can't describe how beautiful these pieces of work are. However, it must be noted that this is definitely a tourist shopping trap, and I think really aimed at 'tour groups'. The prices are reasonable, but you definitely feel a little hassled to buy something upon entering. We certainly did look like the odd ones out after walking out with nothing in hand given the variety of handicrafts! The building is lovely and old.

Visited October 2012
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“Hidden away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

So much to see and buy. We would have missed this place if it hadn't been pointed out to us by our guide. Lovely silk paintings to buy and you get a quick tour and explanation/demonstration of how the silk worms develop and grow to finally produce the silk thread.
Worth a visit!

Visited April 2013
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