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Craft-Link

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Address: 43-51 Van Mieu, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Vietnam Handmade Shop

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Excellent textiles!

When I travel, I always wait until I find a shop that has almost every present I need for the people I love back home. And Craft-link was that shop for us in our six week travels... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Bryan H
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I travel, I always wait until I find a shop that has almost every present I need for the people I love back home. And Craft-link was that shop for us in our six week travels through SE Asia. Decent prices and high quality goods from different ethnic crafts people across the country. We liked it so much, we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two shops, a few doors away from each other. Both are very near to The Temple of Literature. One has mainly items of clothing, such as scarves, dresses and handbags. Don't forget to go upstairs and, along the balcony, into a fourth room. The second shop has tableware and ornaments, such as trays, bowls and cutlery. It also... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was nothing except some items made of clothes. same in the upper floor too. It was a waste of time and money all the way to Craft Link by taxi. Some reviews about this shop are misleading. The items for sale were not cheap either.It may have been a good place for shopping sometime back. Not any more. Only... More 

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Milano
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

One of the best places to buy local handmade items coming from all over the country and quite reasonably priced. No way to bargain, but the price/quality ratio is very high, without getting ripped-off. Part of profits go back to local communities, helping a lot of people to make a living out of it. There are two shops almost next... More 

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Roma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

This is probably the best place I would suggest to do some shopping in Hanoi. It is a no profit organization whose scope is to allow the local craftsman from remote regions be known all over the world. The quality of the products is definitely higher than those you can find in other places in Hanoi, keepint at the same... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

The shop offers a good variety of textiles and other products. I was not interested in silk but in cotton and especially hemp. The prices are very reasonable if not inexpensive. I was surprised that they offered their products at discount prices. Many items cost as much as junk in the market shops. Handbag lovers better bring empty suitcases. Husbands... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

I was excited to find a place in Hanoi that had some interesting locally made pieces. I did not find Craft Link to unique or particularly well stocked. Generally I try to find something useful for my home when I travel so I can have a small reminder of my trip in my day-to-day life, but I was disappointed to... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for authentic craft direct from and supporting Vietnam's diverse ethnic communities this is the (2) shops for you. Visit the art museum, the temple of literature, eat at Koto or Be Be Mieu and it is a day to remember.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Made a quick stop at the textile store to pick up some gifts for friends/family. They have a great selection of silk scarves, small woven bags and key chains, and some beautiful embroidered pillow shams, table runners and larger textiles for wall decorations I think. Overall the selection is different than what I saw in a lot of other shops... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Right next to Van Mieu (Temple of literature) this store sells sustainable and handmade products, mainly beautiful scarfs and cloths made of soft cotton or silk that are sold at a reasonable and fair price. The NPO works with people from the countryside, also training and educating them so the money for your perfect souvenir really matters here.

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