Hello. My husband and I are leaving for Vietnam next week. After 4 days in Hanoi, we will be taking an overnight cruise on Halong Bay. We have a little extra time on the way back from Halong Bay to the Hanoi airport, (as well as a private driver and guide), so we'd like to try to stop at one of the crafts villages between the two areas. A friend of mine who was in Vietnam a few years ago said she stopped a a "very touristy but nice" village that featured embroidery, paintings and pottery. She can't remember the name of it! It wasn't Bat Trang.
We would love to stop in this type of place, as long as it's not too far off the route from Halong to Hanoi.
Does anyone know where this might have been, or have suggestions of similar places to stop and buy some handicrafts?