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From Hoi An: Thu Bon River Boat Tour with Lantern Making

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Take a relaxing boat tour along the lovely Thu Bon River, combined with a visit to traditional craft villages. Gain an interesting insight into the traditional manual craft industries that have been providing livelihoods to the locals for centuries.


  • Jump aboard a local-style boat to traverse the waterways from Hoi An to nearby craft villages
  • Visit Thanh Ha Terra Cotta Park museum
  • Watch the hand-crafting of decorative pottery and have a product made especially for you
  • See skilled carpenters create handcrafted furniture and carvings
  • Choose between a private or shared tour


We will take a 30-minute boat ride to the Kim Bong Carpentry Village. This is a traditional craft village in Hoi An and formed in the 15th century by the Northerners: Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh. Visit and learn about the shipbuilding area where wooden fishing vessels are built using traditional techniques. You will also have a stop at the carpentry workshop where carpenters create handcrafted furniture and sculptures. Continue taking another boat ride to Thanh Ha Pottery Village where you will observe how the villagers making pottery products such as vases, pots and kettles. Thanh Ha Pottery Village has over 500 years of history from the establishing period up to now. We then visit Thanh Ha Terra Cotta Park Museum, where masterpiece series includes works of art of human architecture & sculpture are clearly and vividly re-appeared, such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy), Taj Mahal (India), Sydney Opera House (Australia), the White House (USA), Pyramid (Egypt), Notre Dame (France)… made entirely of clay, made by the artisans in village. Finish the tour by visiting the home of a local lantern craftsman to learn the traditional art of lantern making. Lantern making in Hoi An is recognized as one of nine traditional craft villages in Vietnam.


Transfers and transportation as per the itinerary Boat ride Entrance fees Bottled water Travel insurance English-speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request with surcharge) Child Policy: A maximum of 1 child accompanied 1 adult is allowed at the child rate; the 2nd child will pay the adult price Hotel pickup and drop-off in Hoi An City Center, except the South Hoi An area

Important Information

  • Please provide the name and nationality of each person joining the tour for insurance registration purposes
  • Please specify and specific dietary requirements when booking

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