Viet Artisans

Viet Artisans, Vinh Long: Address, Phone Number, Viet Artisans Reviews: 4.5/5

Viet Artisans
4.5
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We're a nonprofit providing vocational training and jobs for rural women in Vietnam. Viet Artisans school is based in Vinh Long. There are different things that you can do here when visiting such as seeing how we make our products, learning how to make those with the artisans, and learning more about the traditional values of Vietnamese culture. You can also spend a night on the island at the homestay and really get a feel of life in the Mekong Delta.
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David B L
Los Angeles, CA8,326 contributions
Worthwhile Visit
Nov 2017 • Couples
It's nice to visit a spot where you know that tourist derived money is going back in to help and improve the local people and infrastructure. This quite out of the way Spot does just that. Local women demonstrated rice paper making, notebooks, post cards, calligraphy and other nice products. Worthwhile!
Written November 28, 2017
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scenichigh
Nelson, New Zealand11 contributions
Boat ride to get there was great
Jul 2017 • Couples
Was interesting to see how things were made and got to try some which was yummy. The trip took in lots of scenery, lovely
Written August 3, 2017
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ndbob73
Fort Myers Beach, FL26 contributions
Interesting, but a bit touristic
Feb 2017 • Couples
We were given a presentation of local singing and music. Interesting, although a bit touristic. The Vietnamese have certainly learned to be entrepreneurial.
Written March 22, 2017
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igolfCA
Williamsburg, VA1,688 contributions
Enjoyed this visit!
Feb 2017 • Friends
I liked going to this workshop to see how the locals made their merchandise. I was especially interested in the making of the rice paper. Didn't look very hard, so someone in our group was asked to try it. It turned out to be harder than it looked!

We also had samples of several food items they were making. Very enjoyable visit.
Written March 1, 2017
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KishenHarendra
Bengaluru, India710 contributions
Amazing food
Oct 2016 • Couples
Wonderful Vietnamese delicacies...really enjoyable with some Vietnamese local singing as well! Perfect for any tour
Written January 3, 2017
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HO SY K
5 contributions
Trip
Sep 2015 • Family
The service is good and a lot of goods foods. Very nice attraction in Vietnam for foreign visitor to visit in the temple without paying for the enterance fees
Written January 10, 2016
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Saffron T
Amsterdam, The Netherlands54 contributions
Decent and helful staff
Sep 2014 • Friends
I spent only 2 hours at Viet Artisans - An Binh Island but the experience was very memorable. All the products are handmade with nice design, I especially love the notebooks covered with printed fabric. It looks very authentic with culture values. The atmosphere around was peaceful and relaxed. I bought a very vintage notebook and there was one thing that I made my trip there unforgettable. I bought a postcard and the staff offered to write a poem on the card for me, it was even more interesting because they use calligraphy art to write, it was so beautiful yet totally...free and all I need to do after that was to write the address of my friend in the USA, they helped me to send there with a very reasonable price. Well, this is one of my favorite trips away from the city. :)
Written January 20, 2015
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nava Horovitz
10 contributions
You get more than you give
 

Ilan and I (56) have decided to take a break from our ordinary life, and to go for a one year trip around the world, starting in the far east of Asia.

After visiting Thailand and Laos, we arrived in Vietnam for a stay of two months, starting from Sapa in the north and going south, looking for the sun...

Since we wanted to get a better view of the local people and their culture, we thought it would be interesting to volunteer somewhere.

Viet-artisans was the perfect combination for a beautiful relaxing place on the Mekong delta (a tropical paradise), and for an opportunity to get to learn about the women who work there and  their handcrafts.

We learned that on the island of An Binh, both people and sun are always shining.

I have been filming and editing the places we`ve been in , during our trip, and I offered the founders of Viet-artisans, to make a short movie about the place.

The last two weeks we visited the location, gave the women an English lesson every morning, taught them songs in English, and took some shots for the movie.

Leaving the place, to continue our trip, was difficult for both sided. We really love the women that work there.
The movie is now on their website and Facebook.

Nava Horovitz:
Written January 11, 2015
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Brian R
3 contributions
visit Mekong
Dec 2014 • Solo
Authentic farmland visit. Family cooked delicious regional specialty foods. i saw old cultural way of life,as well as living with modern conveniences like air conditioning and individual showers. The scenery is Viet Nam farmland scenery, well worth the trip away from the city.
Written December 18, 2014
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Rich F
Folkestone, UK5 contributions
Peaceful escape from the City
Oct 2014 • Couples
We spent half a day on the island with Viet Artisans, it's a beautiful set up with a very relaxed, peaceful vibe. We were shown how to make our own notebook cover prints, and had a tasty lunch of Vietnamese food.
Written October 31, 2014
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