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Lantern making class - The great Cultural Heritage of Hoi An 

A collapsible Hoi An souvenir

You will notice Hoi An lanterns best at night. Hoi An people believe that hanging lanterns in front of their house brings  luck, happiness, and  wealth to the family. Do you want to make your own awesome handmade souvenir lanterns .? Let's join our lantern making class. No skill required, Just have fun.

To start, you will take chance to taste the traditional Vietnamese tea and enjoy the various flavors of tea during the lantern making lesson. 

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 cscratch! 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!

Once completed, these lanterns are easy to fold, carry, or put in your luggage. Take an original, enjoyable, hand -made souvenir home from your visit to Hoi An. 

Package Options: 

Full class: 2.5 Hours

Covers the full 11 steps to making your own lantern

. Step 1 : Sign 12 bamboo stakes and attch them with wire threads.

. Step 2: Shape the stakes into either a sunset or sunrise form.

. Step 3: Insert the bamboo stakes into a hanger. Tighten the wires.

. Step 4 : Secure the stakes with thread.

. Step 5 : Select silk.

.Step 6 :  Apply glue to 4 stakes. Let dry until tacky.

. Step 7: Set silk on stakes and carefully stretch silk. Once silk is correctly positioned, press the silk onto the glue 

. Step 8 : Repeat silk application until the lantern is covered.

. Step 9 : Cover the top and base of hanger with strips of silk.

. Step 10 : Select a tassel for the base of the lantern and stowed in your luggage to be brought home

Express Class : 1.5 Hour

The Express class starts from Step 5 where you select the silk you want to wrap around the pre-tied bamboo stakes.


Welcome drink of Vietnamese traditional tea

Instruction on making lanterns 

Your  foldable lantern

A special gift from Hoi An handicraft tours

Course instruction led by Hoi An craftsmen

English language steps to lantern making



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