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Hong Ngoc Shopping Centre

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have said this is a tourist trap. We were forced to leave our bus at this stop "to rest" and made to walk through the shop on the way to Ha long bay and again on our return. The prices are over double...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hannahdaisyreviews
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

This store had amazing handmade products embroidered, silk and jade. Help supports the agent orange victims with disabilitys. Remember there is no centrelink in Vietnam

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lesley W
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Lots of lovely souvenirs made locally and supporting a very worthwhile cause. Yes, you may find these cheaper elsewhere but this business provides work for injured and disabled people and have overheads such as factory space, staffing and coats of production. You may be reluctant...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The artists were sweet, allowing us to watch and photograph them at work. The art is stunning! I bought a medium size piece and know it will be a conversation piece in my home.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Diana M
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Although expensive ,on our last trip to Halong bay we enjoyed a stopover at the Hong Ngoc shopping centre,so thought we would visit the Hanoi version when next in Hanoi. This shop is very disappointing,there was virtually no customers except us and the selection seemed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank robynqld
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on the way to ha long bay... and a young lady follow me and my husband, like begging us to buy... She being so annoying!!! Really!!! And we decided to buy things some snack and 2 bag litlle coffee here, here we...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank melvinaalfreda
Reviewed 25 February 2018

We stopped here on the way to Halong Bay, and found it to be the most expensive tourist trap anywhere on our tour. Overpriced tat, overpriced food, and the most expensive can of Pepsi we had to buy anywhere. Don't be fooled that this is...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank stepbar
Reviewed 25 December 2017

En route to Halong Bay a stop is made here for the passenger's to go to the toilet and for the driver to take a rest break. The concept is good '- enabling disadvantaged persons to earn a living but the prices of the goods...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank CaliCo2455
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

A place where the artists are all disabled in varying forms as a result of agent orange which is still effecting the population 40 years later. There are still 3 million effected and still happening due to exposure in soil and waterways. The large scale...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank traceym595
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Totally agree with the review from John S from Charlotte, North Carolina, United States which he posted on 3rd April 2017. This place is a typical tourist trap with a conscience. It's pricey and misleading on what is created by disabled and what is not....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ydna82
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