Lantern Making Class

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  • Free Cancelation - 24 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 1 Hrs - 3 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • 1-12 Travelers Per Group
  • Meet Up At Location
  • Create your own Vietnamese lantern, believed to be a symbol of luck, happiness, and wealth
  • Experience a fun family bonding activity where you can release your inner artist
  • Experiment with different materials like silk and bamboo to create lanterns of different shapes
  • Choose between an express class with pre-prepped material or a full class where you make lanterns from scratch
  • Learn a new skill and bring home your very own handmade souvenir!
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  • Kenneth James 15 Apr 2019
    This activity arms you with the knowhow on how to make your very own lantern from the scratch. Includes a cup of tea on arrival and a brother and sister duo who help you every step of the way. Recommended!

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  • Express Class

    Package Details
    • Create a lantern from pre-tied bamboo sticks
    • Duration: 2 hours

    Inclusive Of:

    • Traditional Vietnamese tea
    • One foldable lantern (30cm in length) per person
    • All required materials and tools
    • A special gift
    • English speaking guide and instructor

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)

    US$ 10.00

    11.50

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    Package Details
    • Create a lantern from pre-tied bamboo sticks
    • Duration: 2 hours

    Inclusive Of:

    • Traditional Vietnamese tea
    • One foldable lantern (30cm in length) per person
    • All required materials and tools
    • A special gift
    • English speaking guide and instructor

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Full Class

    Package Details
    • Create a lantern from scratch
    • Duration: 2.5-3 hours, depending on skill and speed

    Inclusive Of:

    • Traditional Vietnamese tea
    • One foldable lantern (30cm in length) per person
    • All required materials and tools
    • A special gift
    • English speaking guide and instructor

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)

    US$ 14.00

    16.00

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    Package Quantity

    Package Details
    • Create a lantern from scratch
    • Duration: 2.5-3 hours, depending on skill and speed

    Inclusive Of:

    • Traditional Vietnamese tea
    • One foldable lantern (30cm in length) per person
    • All required materials and tools
    • A special gift
    • English speaking guide and instructor

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Tips and gratuities (optional)
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What To Expect

Looking for the perfect souvenir to take home from Hoi An? Join a Lantern Making Class and add a touch of your own personal flair to an oriental ornament that the Vietnamese believe to bring good fortune and happiness when hung in front on your house. These lanterns, characteristic of the ancient town of Hoi An, will take you back to the charming streets of the old city at a glance. Choose between an express class that already prepares the bamboo sticks for you beforehand, or a full class that lets you experience lantern making from scratch! Create lanterns shaped like lotuses, triangles, garlic, or diamonds and choose your desired silk style and color. An experienced English speaking instructor will be guiding you every step of the way. This fun and unique activity can be enjoyed by the entire family, even by kids as young as 3 years old!

Lantern making materials
Create your own piece of Hoi An to bring home
Lantern making class interior
Join a class and learn how to put together an iconic piece of the Ancient Town
Lantern making class lanterns
Choose and express class or a full class and make lanterns of different shapes and sizes
hoi an lantern
Hang the lantern in front of your house for good luck, wealth, and happiness
Lantern making class family
Bring the entire family to participate in a simple yet enjoyable activity
Activity Information
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  • You will receive a confirmation email and voucher instantly after booking
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Package Options

Package Options:

Full Class
  • Covers the complete 11 steps in making your own lantern
  • Step 1: Attach 12 bamboo stakes together with wire thread
  • Step 2 and 3: Shape the stakes into a sunrise (inverted triangle) or sunset (triangle) formation
  • Step 4: Insert the bamboo stakes into a hanger and secure the stakes with thread
  • Step 5: Select your desired silk and color
  • Step 6: Apply glue and let it dry
  • Step 7: Set silk and stretch the silk to cover the stakes
  • Step 8: Fully cover the sides with silk
  • Step 9: Cover the top and bottom of the hanger with silk strips
  • Step 10: Select a tassel for the lantern base
  • Step 11: Finished! Your lantern can also be folded and stowed in your luggage to be brought home
Express Class
  • The Express Class starts from Step 5 where you select the silk you want to wrap around the pre-tied bamboo stakes
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • Welcome drink
  • Instructor will show you how to make your own lantern
  • Choose your desired lantern shape and coloured silk
  • Make your own lantern!
  • End of class, take your lantern home
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Minimum age to participate: Age 4
  • Child and adult tickets are priced at the same rate
  • If you were unable to join, please inform our customer service team to reschedule your class
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity

Class Information:

  • Opening hours: 9:00am-5:00pm, daily
  • Class start time: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm
  • Duration: 2-3 hours

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How To Get There:

  • You can walk about 10 minutes from the centre of Hoi An Old Town
  • Or take a private hire vehicle directly to the location
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 24 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (51) 4.9
  • Madalina 16 Mar 2019
    We had a great time! The people there are very nice and patient. I think it's a must for a beautiful Hoi An experience. It is very representative and you get to make your own souvenir! They tell you about different types of lamps and how the people started to make them. When we come back we will for sure take this workshop again!
  • Virginia 29 Jun 2018
    We had such a fantastic afternoon with these guys and are so proud of our beautiful lanterns! This has been our favourite activity in Vietnam so far!! Highly recommend especially for families, our nine year old loved it!!
  • Mark 6 Apr 2019
    This was one of my favourite experiences in Hoi An! Our lanterns look great hung back home and we had a fantastic time making them. The host were helpful and kind to our kids and made us feel at home. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area.
  • Khalia 1 Jan 2019
    By far the best activity to do in Hoi An. This place is a family run business so you don’t feel like customer being squeezed for money, rather you feel like a guest in someone’s home. The two instructors are very kind and patient. Additionally, they have great English. I would recommend doing this activity when in Hoi An.
  • Sophia 23 Jul 2018
    It is a really fun experience making lantern. You can choose silk fabric of more than one color for your lantern, which is unique and cannot find anywhere else in Hoi An. The staff who taught us to make lantern is very nice. He taught us and checked for us every step. He also recommended places to travel and to eat. We also have a small souvenir at the end of the class, which is an extra bonus. Highly recommended activity in Hoi An.
  • Alexander 16 Apr 2019
    This is a brilliant way to spend a couple of hours and create your own souvenir. There are 2 options. An express 1 hour option, using a frame already pre-constructed & the full, build from scratch option. We (a family of 4) did the latter and I was really glad we chose to do so. You are warmly greeted by a great team of helpers who give a brief history of the Hoi An Lantern whilst you drink your tea. You then start to construct the lantern through a series of steps with help always at hand to deal with any mishaps. You can choose any colour scheme to create a truly bespoke Lantern which folds down for easy transportation home. Highly recommended
  • Kenneth James 15 Apr 2019
    This activity arms you with the knowhow on how to make your very own lantern from the scratch. Includes a cup of tea on arrival and a brother and sister duo who help you every step of the way. Recommended!
  • SOO HYUN 17 Mar 2019
    It was really nice exprience!
  • Ji Soo 22 Mar 2019
    It was a great opportunity to experience Vietnamese craft. It was so much fun to make a lantern. Also, our teacher was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.
  • Van 25 Jan 2019
    It’s a great experience with making lantern and learning its history in Hoi An. Staffs there are helpful, friendly and funny. The lesson is very details and interesting!
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