1. Vietnam
  2. Quang Nam
  3. Hoi An
  4. Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoi An: Half-Day Ancient Town and Lantern Making

Product ID: 287555
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Receive a fascinating insight into one of the most important traditions in Hoi An. Tour the beautifully preserved ancient town of Hoi An, then visit the home of a local craftsman for a hands-on workshop in the traditional art of lantern making.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 1:30 PM
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Hotels in the Hoi An city center.

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  • Receive a guided tour of the most important heritage buildings in Hoi An Ancient Town
  • Visit the home of a lantern craftsman to learn about the ancient art of lantern making
  • Get in touch with your creative side, making your own lantern to take home
Full description
You experience begins as your tour guide picks you up from your hotel. From there, you will move on to the home of a local lantern craftsman where you will enjoy a hands-on workshop to learn the traditional art of lantern making.

Lantern making in Hoi An is recognized as one of nine traditional craft activities in Vietnam. The lanterns are made of bamboo and silks, and in order to make beautiful and durable lanterns, craftsmen choose these materials carefully.

You will be taught how to make lanterns with enthusiastic instructions from your local guides. You will then move to the center of Hoi An city, where you will learn the ways of decorating many different colorful lanterns. After visiting the city center, you will move to Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, where many lanterns are also displayed.

Whilst walking along this street, you will drop into a small café to enjoy coffee and contemplate the lanterns. Your next stop is the Japanese Covered Bridge; where you will visit and take photos with your own lanterns. After visiting the Bridge, your tour will head to other side of the city where many lanterns are also sold.
  • Transfer and transportation as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled drinking water
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Travel insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

From US$ 28 per person

Organized by

Hoi An Express

Product ID: 287555