Lanna Lantern Workshop

The Soul of Thailand's Northeast

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$19.00 per guest

Highlights

  • Experience creating your own Lanna Lantern using traditional techniques
  • Learn traditional techniques from a Lanna Lantern master
  • Understand the process of creating various types of lanterns
  • Make and bring home your own Lanna Lantern

Inclusive of:

  • Entire experience, all tools and materials you need
  • Make and bring home a piece of self-made Lanna Lantern
  • English Speaking Host

Not Inclusive of:

  • Additional purchases
  • Food & Water
  • Pickup from hotel
5 Out of 5
6 Reviews
Neville Calleja Malta
5
20 Sep, 2017

This activity should be on the itinerary of every visitor to Chiangmai. We had been seeing lanna lanterns all over Thai...

Kim S Thailand
5
4 Aug, 2017

For anyone interested in keeping Thai cultural skills alive and spending a morning with a lovely group of Thai ladies th...

$US 19.00 per guest
2 hours
2 - 60 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

Traditionally, the Jar lantern or 'Khom Phet' is one that looks like a jar with the top part slightly wider than the bottom part. The upper part is hexagonal in shape, the bottom is square. The upper part is made into four triangles to form the handle. The body part is made from bamboo shaped almost oval and decorated with patterned saa (mulberry) paper. The tail is made from paper nicely cut into patterns. The mouth has a hole to hold the candle. This type of lantern can be used anywhere. It can be given as a house warming gift to signify wealth of silver and gold pots. As a wedding gift it symbolizes good fortune. Nowadays, it is popular as a house decoration. At the serene and stylish traditional Lanna styled temple, you can join us and learn how to make this charming lantern starting from scratch. We use bamboo as its framework and the shape can be designed by yourself once you are a lantern making expert. Here we replace the traditional mulberry paper with cloth for its long lasting usage. The lantern can be used with electric bulb instead of the traditional candle. After making the framework, you will have chance to cut and decorate your own lantern and bring it back home. You can choose to make a small tiny lantern which is 3.5 cm height for your travel convenience or the big 10 cm ones if you prefer. We have no extra charge for the bigger one(s). It's also amusing for young kids.

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the booking time
  • Experience is located at your host's workshop
  • You can choose to make small lanterns 3.5cm tall or 10cm tall depending on your travel convenience at no extra charge
  • There might be other people on the same experience
  • Pick up is available as an add-on

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Your Local Host

Ton Kwen Household Community

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6 reviews from people who took this experience

Neville Calleja Malta
5
20 Sep, 2017

This activity should be on the itinerary of every visitor to Chiangmai. We had been seeing lanna lanterns all over Thailand and we were overjoyed to find an activity where we could try our hands at making some. Three nice ladies from the community of this beautiful Buddhist temple patiently showed each one of us, including my 9 year old daughter, how to make one and we actually made one each. I guess we were a bit slower than predicted because we overshot by around 45mins but nobody complained-they just helped us till the end. The transfer from and back to the hotel was seemed and we found the gentleman waiting in the lobby as instructed and on time.

Kim S Thailand
5
4 Aug, 2017

For anyone interested in keeping Thai cultural skills alive and spending a morning with a lovely group of Thai ladies this is for you. I chose the option of being picked up at my hotel as I wasn't too sure where the Wat was and would recommend this option for anyone worried about getting there. I was met at my hotel in the morning by Papada (Translator/Guide) and Ae (Driver and person with lots of interesting history and stories) and driven to the Wat. We started off with a tour of the Wat which is beautiful. Then proceedded to sit with Aunty Parb, Aunty Tuan and Aunty Sri who were just beautiful at guiding me in making the lantern. You start with making the wooden frame, then gluing it together, gluing the material on, cutting the tail designs and then adding the trim on. I don't think I realised how much work went in to these beautiful lanterns. Spending time with my new favourite Thai Aunties and Papada was aweseome. Lots of laughing and sharing stories. This was a real treat and a memory I will cherish for a long time. They are very relaxed and happy to guide you (And sometimes do some of the things for you once we realised gluing trim was not my best skill :O) I still can't believe looking at mine that I made one! If you love making things by hand you will love this experience. Thank you Papada, Ae, Parb, Tuan and Sri for a wonderful morning. xoxo

Kim S Thailand
5
20 Nov, 2016

For anyone interested in keeping Thai cultural skills alive and spending a morning with a lovely group of Thai ladies this is for you. I chose the option of being picked up at my hotel as I wasn't too sure where the Wat was and would recommend this option for anyone worried about getting there. I was met at my hotel in the morning by Papada (Translator/Guide) and Ae (Driver and person with lots of interesting history and stories) and driven to the Wat. We started off with a tour of the Wat which is beautiful. Then proceedded to sit with Aunty Parb, Aunty Tuan and Aunty Sri who were just beautiful at guiding me in making the lantern. You start with making the wooden frame, then gluing it together, gluing the material on, cutting the tail designs and then adding the trim on. I don't think I realised how much work went in to these beautiful lanterns. Spending time with my new favourite Thai Aunties and Papada was aweseome. Lots of laughing and sharing stories. This was a real treat and a memory I will cherish for a long time. They are very relaxed and happy to guide you (And sometimes do some of the things for you once we realised gluing trim was not my best skill :O) I still can't believe looking at mine that I made one! If you love making things by hand you will love this experience. Thank you Papada, Ae, Parb, Tuan and Sri for a wonderful morning. xoxo

US$ 19.00 per guest
6 Reviews