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Why Hoi An Handicraft Workshop is special ?
This 200-year-old Chinese trading house is a historic structure where contemporary travelers can bear witness ancient Vietnamese crafts. On-site artisans construct silk lanterns, practice traditional embroidery, throw terra cotta pottery and weave fabric. Guides explain techniques and offer insight into these traditional crafts. Visitors will find the prices fair and variety vast. Traditional shows are performed daily and these 45-minute events, which include music, dance and song, are worth sticking around for.
The Handicraft Workshop has artisans making silk lanterns and practising traditional embroidery in the back. It makes a sufficiently diverting break from sightseeing.
What to explore at Hoi An Handicraft Workshop?
This is a unique shop because it does not only sell colorful silk lanterns and beautiful embroidery, but also allows guests to see how these are made. At the back of the shop are artisans and workers skillfully fashioning the silk, employing traditional embroidery techniques.
Other souvenir items and handicrafts are also for sale. Beginning at 10:15 AM, a cultural show takes place until 3:15 PM in front of the shop to keep guests and tourists entertained. The shop is closed on Mondays.
The traditional embroiderers, singers, and dancers in the workshop provide a refreshing break from the sightseeing and shopping in this popular Vietnamese destination.
- “Lanterns produced by local disabled folks”
- “Help support this worthy business.”
- “Beautiful hand made crafts for sale at a reasonable price”
- “Lovely products, great quality”
- “Take time to see their cultural show”
9 D Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam
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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.
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?
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.
Wonderful crafts, the opportunity to watch artisans at work making silk lanterns,pottery, etc. Prices fair, quality excellent. Don't miss the folk performance held 2X a day. Entire cast talented and passionate. It was so worthwhile!