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“Not much to see on our latest visit” 3 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 #14 of 32 Attractions in Hoi An
Type: Cultural
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Hong Kong, China
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“Not much to see on our latest visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I have visited before but was a little disappointed this time - not a great selection of items to purchase and nothing unique that really stood out and 'grabbed me'. Given that Hoi An is a tourist paradise with many shops selling exactly the same things, I personally think there needs to be something truly different in the workshop for people to buy.

Visited February 2014
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“Charming Hoi An”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

When you are in Hoi An you wish you could stay for ever. Just walk around the streets and enjoy this magic little town. When it was near the New Lunar Year celebration so the streets were decorated with colourful lanterns and at sunset the multicoloured lights were reflected in the river.
It was absolutely beautiful. If I had the hance to go back to Vietnam I would definitely choose Hoi An to stay.

Visited January 2014
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“Come for the concerts, skip the hard sell”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This was the top sight accessible with the Old Town Ticket in the historic part of Hoi An. I highly recommend coming for the concerts. The concert included traditional music, dance, singing, opera, etc. We were pleasantly pleased with an authentic, albeit low production value, traditional performance.

We came a bit early for a tour; however, the Handicraft workshop seemed to be a bit of a misnomer. We saw almost no handicrafts being made and instead were treated to a rather hard sell for silk lanterns that might as well have been made in China. That part of the visit is 100% skippable and was a bit uncomfortable.

Tip: Show up just in time for the performance and then escape immediately afterward--nothing else here to see.

Visited January 2014
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“Worth trying”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is a very nice place to visit, with a wide range of products manually crafted by local craftsman. Our group participated in a workshop of making lanterns. You can buy clothing (suit, dress) custom made and delivered to the hotel in the late afternoon. Very professional and good quality. Restaurant under the trees in a beautiful setting, with good service. I spent a wonderful time in this place and I would revisit it with pleasure. Worth trying.

Visited September 2013
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“Fantastic!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This Shop is amazing!!! It is full of so many little gifts, and beautiful handicrafts.....perfect for everyone. Each piece has been individually crafted by a very talented artisan, who has a disability. There is also NO pressure to buy whilst you look around. We bought so many things from this shop, it really was hard not too. The quality is excellent, and price so reasonable you are hard pressed to find the same elsewhere. The jewelry, ceramics, and linen is absolutely gorgeous!! Also, you are helping an amazing cause!!! A must visit!!!

Visited September 2013
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