We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hoa Ban Plus

Ban Lac 2, Chieng Chau Commune, Mai Chau 15000, Vietnam
+84 94 315 70 00
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Beautiful woven goods and a worthy cause

We were very pleased to be able purchase handmade woven goods (beautiful table runner and a pillow... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
Samantha J
,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Genuine Article

The Mai Chau Valley over recent years has developed a thriving eco-homestay business for the ethnic... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2017
David B
,
Rayong, Thailand
Read all 18 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The social protection center Thuận Hòa, later known as Hoa Ban +, is where women who are poor and/or disabled from the Mai Châu district receive vocational training to hold creative jobs in the art of crafting (textiles, garments, embroidery). Since 2008, Hoa Ban + has established itself as a place to not only help disadvantaged women to make an income but is also a place where national identity of the Thai people has been preserved. The center also created a model of social enterprise which has helped with learning and community development. At our shop, you are able to buy premium products that are unique in its design and quality while also helping the community of disabled and poor artisans. You are more than welcome to meet them, they love to show you their work!
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good16%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“local women” (2 reviews)
“shop” (6 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 07:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Ban Lac 2, Chieng Chau Commune, Mai Chau 15000, Vietnam
CONTACT
Website
+84 94 315 70 00
Write a ReviewReviews (18)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"local women"
in 2 reviews
"ethnic minority"
in 2 reviews
"shop"
in 6 reviews
"handicrafts"
in 2 reviews
"souvenir"
in 2 reviews
"respect"
in 2 reviews
"gifts"
in 2 reviews
"case"
in 2 reviews
"hoa"
in 4 reviews
"ban"
in 4 reviews
"lac"
in 2 reviews
"village"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We were very pleased to be able purchase handmade woven goods (beautiful table runner and a pillow case) from this workshop where we could see the women working and also know that this was providing a job to women who were disabled or had difficult...More

2  Thank Samantha J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 December 2017

The Mai Chau Valley over recent years has developed a thriving eco-homestay business for the ethnic minority White Tai and Black Tai who settled this area about 400 years ago. As you walk or bicycle around you will find many open-faced shops (people's houses, actually)...More

2  Thank David B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Hoa Ban Plus sells a range of stylish handicrafts made and sold by local women living with a disability. As this shop is located further out than Lac village or Pom Coong village it takes a bit more effort to locate. Worth visiting to source...More

1  Thank Williamstowngirl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Why I would choose to visit this shop for some souvenir shopping above any of the others in Mai Chau is because every item has a special story behind it. All the products are locally crafted and hand made by disabled women. This opportunity enables...More

1  Thank eline v
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 July 2016

if you go to Mai Chau, dont miss to go Hoa Ban plus to discover Thai traditional textile. morever. you could have some experiences in weaving, embroidery and become our parner or volunteer

2  Thank sondl18b
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I saw almost all souvenir shops in Mai Chau (Lac1& Lac2) and this shop was the best one with high quality, sophisticated design. I talked with the owner (Ms. Thuan) and am so impressed with the reason why she established this shop. We looked around...More

2  Thank Izumi H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Visited in April 2016, one day tour from Hanoi. During my cycling in the rice fields, I found this factory, and realized that handicapped ladies were making gently the beautiful cloth. The staff was very friendly, and showed us around the factory. I bought the...More

1  Thank crusaders_039
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Hoa Ban plus is located in Mai Chau, 4 hours to get there from Hanoi city by bus. Surrounded by gentle mountains and paddy field, you will recover yourself from busy life. Hoa Ban plus is originally founded for women who have difficulty make a...More

Thank 内山 み
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Ethnic minority women, including handicapped women, are making traditional handmade products. The products are sophisticated and suitable as gifts. Ms. Thuan, who manages this factory and shop, is famous for her weaving skill countrywide. She is invited to Germany for her achievements in this shop....More

2  Thank junichirom629
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 July 2015

HoaBan+ is just on the way down the road from Mai Chau Town, after Lac Village 1. If you are in the Mai Chau area, you would probably go for a bike tour and pass by the HoaBan+ Shop, just opposite the guest house which...More

Thank nora279
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Mai Chau
Sol Bungalows
119 reviews
.69 km away
Mai Chau Ecolodge
588 reviews
1.04 km away
Mai Chau Lodge
365 reviews
1.22 km away
Mai Chau Villas
126 reviews
6.31 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Sunset Bar
48 reviews
.79 km away
Tuan Gu Restaurant
6 reviews
53.86 km away
Mini bar & Food
12 reviews
.74 km away
Pho Cuong
19 reviews
76.72 km away
Nearby Attractions
Asia Outdoors
32 reviews
1.22 km away
Pu Luong Nature Reserve
74 reviews
24.50 km away
Giang Mo Village
14 reviews
33.48 km away
Moc Chau Tea Plantation
35 reviews
48.05 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Hoa Ban Plus staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit