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Address: 51 43, Van Mieu, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Phone Number: (84 4) 3 7336101

Vietnam Handmade Shop

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Best handicrafts, good prices and quality.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Fremantle, Australia
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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

1 Thank rellis812
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Rmacejko
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.

1 Thank James_Supertramp_Th
Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

These are 2 shops, across the street from one another, that have the best, most interesting, and the most gratifying handicrafts in Ha Noi. While the selection by no means includes everything that is available in the city, the products are well made and are accompanied by brochures from the respective tribe-makers.There are all kinds of crafts at, really, ridiculously,... More 

Thank james p
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Well made, high quality Vietnamese handicraft products in their 2 stores (which are nearby each other and right in front of the Temple of Literature, so very easy to find). These are not products from state owned factories, but rather come from the original handicraft producers. This is a non profit organization which helps marginalized/poor communities not only market their... More 

1 Thank TirsoBarbaraLara
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

This small shop over two floors is stuffed with tempting items to buy.mall of these are made by craftspeople in remote or rural areas of the country. There are leaflets with information on the people, and the craft. There were huge numbers of bags, scarves and toys, with smaller items such as notebooks, key rings and cards. A few doors... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

If you can spare a few coins, then pop past this fair trade shop in Hanoi. It is across from the temple of literature. It has a huge range of fair trade products and this goes back into worthy organisations to support the ones that need it most. Once you are done here, head back to Koto for a coffee... More 

Thank Karl L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing shop - well two amazing shops actually! The first we visited was full of beautiful silks, bags, scarves, and plenty of stunning little items that would make perfect gifts of our travels. The second was focused more on homewares - dining settings, table runners, etc. we bought a number of beautiful vases. All of the products... More 

1 Thank Dan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I strongly recommend this shop since it is part of a non-for-profit organization. Therefore, when you buy something you are helping traditional craft producers. I must say that the prices were very fair (most of the products were even cheaper than in regular shops) and the quality was superb. I bought most of the souvenirs for family and friends here!

Thank Julio M
Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

As other reviewers have pointed out, there are two Craft-Link shops in the same street, immediately across from the Temple of Literature, and the one we went into was the double-storied old building that specialises in textiles. The other shop, a few doors along, specialises in homewares. As you come out of the front entrance of the Temple, turn left... More 

3 Thank John P

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