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Hoi An: Lantern Making in Oldtown with The Lantern Lady

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Culture & history Activities Art Wheelchair accessible

Immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture with a lantern-making class. Hear about the history of Hoi An bamboo silk lanterns from local people


  • Immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture with a traditional lantern-making class
  • Make your own Vietnamese lantern to bring you luck and happiness
  • Experience a fun activity suitable for singles, couples, friends and families


Experience creating your own Vietnamese lantern, believed to be a symbol of luck, happiness, and wealth. Pick out your favorite color, decorate it as you like, and take it home as a souvenir. In the full activity, make the lanterns completely from scratch. In the express activity, start with the bamboo structure of the lanterns already made and begin by choosing your lantern fabric. Hear about the history of Hoi An bamboo silk lanterns from your host and how the local people believe that hanging lanterns in front of their house brings luck, happiness, and wealth. Create lanterns shaped garlic and choose your own silk style and colour with guidance from local craftman. This unique activity can be enjoyed by the entire family, even by kids as young as 3 years old. Once completed, these lanterns are easy to fold, carry, or put in your luggage, so you can take home an original, hand-made souvenir from your visit to Hoi An. * What you will do: Learn how to use different materials like silk and bamboo Bend the bamboo stakes into the shapes you love Learn how to fold a lantern to be smaller to put in your bag * We will make the foldable lantern with standard size: 20cm * In case, customer request making bigger size or personal request, there is extra-charged


English-speaking instructor One lantern with size 20cm per person All required materials and tools

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