Hong Ngoc Fine Art

Hong Ngoc Fine Art, Hai Duong: Address, Phone Number, Hong Ngoc Fine Art Reviews: 3.5/5

Hong Ngoc Fine Art
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188petere
Brisbane, Australia1,626 contributions
Sep 2019
An opportunity to Vietnam to showcase works of art undertaken by disabled artisans of which a number are working on the premises & others working off-site. Some of the injuries or conditions suffered by the artisans are significant & to see them overcome this is very good.

Prices are not cheap by Asian standards but are against western prices. Similar items are available elsewhere in Vietnam as significantly reduced prices although the artist is unknown.

There is a cafe selling convenient food & drinks, and a small mart selling local packaged/processed produce (these are also marked up significantly). There are also toilets..

There are a number of these types of retail outlets in Vietnam & I understand tour operators are strongly encouraged to take all tourists to at least - we also visited one on Saigon area on a day trip.
Written October 2, 2019
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John D
Washington, DC8 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
The folks who hated this place must not be very good art shoppers. Sure, there is a lot of schlock. But if you take the time to look carefully, there are some wonderful works of art, by disabled artists who deserve support. We bought an incredible silk-embroidery landscape, which may have been pricey by local standards, but was a great bargain compared to what you might find in the US -- if you ever could. We ignored the snacks, and focused on the art. That landscape was our prized purchase from a 3-week trip throughout Southeast Asia.
Written July 23, 2019
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betty l
Brampton, Canada10,165 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
The trip from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes about 4 hrs with a 30 minute stop each way in a Workshop for Disabled People or the Hong Ngoc FineArt Center where overpriced Vietnamese crafts like lacquer ware, scarves, limestone carvings and knick knacks as well as Vietnamese food items are being sold.

This is a pleasant stop to go to the toilet or grab a drink and stretch your legs on the way to and from Halong Bay but not the cheapest place to buy souvenirs.
Written March 1, 2019
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Barb C
Littleton, CO1,743 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
This is a chain of Four large shops throughout the north. There prices are Ridiculously overpriced. It is midway between Hanoi and Ha Long Bay. Good spring rolls and salads. Very good ginger tea.
Written February 27, 2019
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chyciebabe
Sleaford, UK3 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
Disgusting exploitation using a cover as a charity and workshop for disabled people to rip off tourists. Very little and misleading pricing in the shop for snacks etc, no receipts issued, the most expensive place in Vietnam. Shame on you for exploiting the disadvantaged to extort tourists. Disgusting
Written January 14, 2019
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Bruce W
9 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
This Centre is open to display & celebrate the unbelievable skills of disabled people, primarily victims of Agent Orange. To see them embroider is to not believe your eyes ! Their speed is unforgettable.
The showroom is huge, and every product is world-class.
Their embroided pieces come in a variety of sizes, and include every conceivable image of everyday life in Vietnam.
Also included are craft ware including many forms of jewellery , lacquerware, marble and much more.
Given that this Centre provides adequate remuneration for the people who are trained, and employed by the Centre, giving them dignity and improving their self esteem,
this is a must-see attraction, which should be on everyone's "bucket list". Highly recommended.
Written December 2, 2018
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RoxDi
Southampton, UK54 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
We visited as a stop to and from Ha Long Bay. If you are doing this then buy snacks and drinks before you go on the tour rather than shop here.

Some Art and crafts items are nice. You get a chance to see the great workmanship from those affected by the war.

Everything including food and drinks are very expensive, and when you buy something and realise moments later it’s broken, it’s not their fault and they aren’t bothered. They refused a refund or replacement.

So check what you buy very carefully.
Written November 4, 2018
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Kiwicyclo
Auckland Central, New Zealand329 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Tour stopped off here on the way back from Ha long Bay.

Seemed very commercial and expensive.

Lots of arts and crafts would question the authenticity of many of the items though.

Fresh spring rolls great value and the drip coffee with condensed milk went down a treat !

Written September 29, 2018
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Tom V
Southampton, UK132 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Didn't stop here for food. However, we did stop to enjoy the art that was being created, some fantastic pieces. They deliver for a reasonable price. The facilities are not excellent, however, you're more there for the art.
Written July 27, 2018
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Håkon
17 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
A horrible forced stop during our tour. They mixed up every single order and none got what they actually ordered. In the end we just ate whatever we got since they didn’t understand english. Half of the food was so premade that they served it (cold) as we ordered. The other half had to wait for ages. Food is supposed to taste really good when your’e hungry - I was starving and it it was still horrible. The atmosphere is also horrible with the waitreses running around and streaming at us and each other. I’ve been travelling for months now and I’ve visited close to 20 countries and ate at so many restaurants, this is by far the worst one
Written May 15, 2018
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