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Hoi An Handicraft Workshop

Attraction 9 D Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam Published on: 25-05-2016

Rating

Time to visit

30 mins

Opening hours

10:15 AM - 03:15 PM

Should visit at

11:00 AM

Should leave before

12:00 PM

Good for travellers

Second-time visit

Category

Attraction
Cultural
Family
Performance
Kids
Art

Price range

1.50 USD

Hoi An Handicraft Workshop is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
Hoi An Handicraft Workshop is a historic structure where contemporary travelers can bear witness ancient Vietnamese crafts. It makes a sufficiently diverting break from sightseeing.

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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.


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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.

Source: http://cushtravel.com/

Selling points

  • “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”
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
168.20 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
13 places

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9 D Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam

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Tips for you

  • Performance in morning and afternoon - check times beforehand. Show lasts about 45 minutes to an hour.
    Timming
  • You'll need to purchase an Old Town ticket which allows you to see 5 places in Hoi An.
    Ticket and Pricing
  • The handicraft workshop has a performance of local music and dancing every day at 3:00, which is well worth seeing.
    Experience

Reviews

TripAdvisor View more

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.

TripAdvisor View more

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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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.

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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!

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