Workshop or class

Hoi An: Vietnamese Foldable Lantern Making Class

Workshop or class

Hoi An: Vietnamese Foldable Lantern Making Class

Activity provider: HOI AN HANDICRAFT TOURS
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From US$ 11.05 per person

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Learn how to make a foldable lantern and hear about this important part of Hoi An's cultural heritage from your instructor. Bring home your very own hand-made souvenir.

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Duration 1.5 - 2.5 hours
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Audio guide included
Wheelchair accessible


  • Make your own Vietnamese lantern to bring you luck and happiness
  • Experience a fun activity suitable for singles, couples, friends and families
  • 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
Full description

Immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture with a lantern-making class. Select from full and express options. 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.

Begin your experience with some herbal tea and traditional music. 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 like lotuses, triangles, garlic, UFOs, or diamonds and choose your own silk style and color with guidance from your instructor. 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.

  • Welcome drink of traditional Vietnamese tea
  • Lantern-making class with instructor and translator
  • Your own foldable lantern to take home
  • A secret gift made by the host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Look for a workhop with "Lantern Making Class" next to the main door, decorated with lots of lanterns outside. Located just a 10-minute walk from Hoi An Old Town.

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5 /5

based on 140 reviews

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Such an amazing experience/ afternoon. We made our lantern from scratch - we got to choose our own material and had the support of the instructors throughout - they checked it at every stage to ensure we got a perfect lantern! And to top it off, it folds down and fits in my backpack! Definitely would recommend doing and certainly worth your money!

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March 25, 2023

Perfect, just perfect. A must do if you are in the area. We did the longer version (recommend!) and had so much fun! The staff is super competent, helpful, kind, funny and attentive. There is high quality in every aspect, and the fabrics are gorgeous. They look after everyones work in every step to make sure everyone gets the best results. They also went around and took pictures for us, such a lovely gesture.

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March 25, 2023

This was a really fun activity to do while in Hoi-An for the lantern festival. It's definitely worth what you pay for it and at the end you get a beautiful souvenir. If you are looking for a nice way to spend the morning, I would recommend this experience.

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 388285