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“Good to check out but you might get a better bargain elsewhere”

Hoi An Handicraft Workshop
Ranked #39 of 133 things to do in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Prices are fixed, no bargaining allowed. Really nice items being produced at the workshop though. Bought a few silk lanterns here, but found the same stuff priced cheaper at another shop later that night. Stayed on to watch the cultural performances, which were a series of different dances depicting the lives of people in Hoi An.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

We enjoyed watching the artisans work on all the different crafts which were exhibited and for sale. The afternoon folk concert was an added bonus. We really enjoyed our visit there.

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

We really enjoyed the performances, but were not really interested in the products as we've seen the same things again again in our travels through Vietnam. The performances however are another thing--they're representative of central Vietnamese culture, and are entertaining as well. Did I also mention they're free?

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

We made it there just in time for the performance at 3.15. The artists are very good and talented and people can sit on little stools and watch the performance. Was a great show, not too long. Lots of things to buy, not overpriced. The lanterns were lovely. So was the pottery section where we could actually see a woman make pots on her potter's wheel.There were carved bamboo roots that were impressive. Also bought some very pretty hand made silver earrings. Enjoyed the visit.

3  Thank divyaak
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is a great experience to see the artisans at work, particularly the silk embroidery, which words can't describe how beautiful these pieces of work are. However, it must be noted that this is definitely a tourist shopping trap, and I think really aimed at 'tour groups'. The prices are reasonable, but you definitely feel a little hassled to buy something upon entering. We certainly did look like the odd ones out after walking out with nothing in hand given the variety of handicrafts! The building is lovely and old.

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