Wooden Stamp Engraving

Create Your Own Personalized Wooden Seal

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$18.00 per guest

Highlights

  • Create your own Vietnamese hand engraved wooden stamp guided by a professional instructor
  • Learn more about the wooden stamp's history and the cultural heritage behind them
  • Engrave your own custom design, logo, name and even a portrait onto a personalized wooden stamp
  • Experience sitting at a local vendor's street shop right in the heart of the Old Quarters
  • Create a unique personalized souvenir for yourself or for a loved one back home

Inclusive of:

  • All tools, equipments and materials necessary for the workshop
  • Hands-on professional guidance
  • English speaking facilitator

Not Inclusive of:

  • Personal expenses
5 Out of 5
18 Reviews
Jennifer Temple Canada
5
20 Jun, 2019

It was a very interesting experience, and much more difficult than I expected. The host is extremely talented

thi nguyen Australia
5
22 Mar, 2019

i had the opportunity to learn how to make a wooden stamp. it is a lot harder than i thought. i tried to carve the wood ...

$US 18.00 per guest
2 hours
1 - 3 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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

More About This Experience

You might have noticed the little hole-in-the-wall shops cluttered around the Old Quarters, tended to by a single craftsmen, hunched and dedicatedly carving sophisticated designs on little wooden blocks. Wooden stamps, or historically, the art of seal making was borrowed from China and was used by kings and aristocrats during the feudal times in Vietnam. More than a 1000 years later, the art still lives, but has morphed into the common wooden stamps we know today, thus managing to stay relevant with the times. While you can get a custom made stamp at any of these shops around town, what's more personalized than carving one yourself. Be it for your personal use or for a friend back home, you can recreate any of the wide array of designs available or bring one yourself. From hello kitty to a portrait of your loved one, the possibilities of creating your own stamp are limitless. The process while seeming sophisticated is actually quite simple once you get the hang of it. Our skilled host will take you through it step by step and make sure at the end of the experience, you have a wooden stamp made with your own hands.

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Be at the pick up location at the tour start time
  • You also have the option to be picked up. Simply select this option from the add-on section
  • Feel free to bring your own design for the workshop
  • Wearing comfortable clothing is recommended
  • There are sharp and dangerous tools used in this course and while all possible measures have been taken to keep the workshop safe, the guest is responsible for handling the tools him/herself during th

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Your Local Host

Quoc Hung Nguyen

Hung graduated from Hanoi Art University hoping to make a living as an artists some 20 years ago but when things didn't work out for him as an artist, he took a drastic turn and and went to find inspiration in a ch...

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18 reviews from people who took this experience

Jennifer Temple Canada
5
20 Jun, 2019

It was a very interesting experience, and much more difficult than I expected. The host is extremely talented

thi nguyen Australia
5
22 Mar, 2019

i had the opportunity to learn how to make a wooden stamp. it is a lot harder than i thought. i tried to carve the wood myself, it requires a lot of patience and attention to detail. it was a great experience as i was able to design my own stamp and keep it as my souvenir! if you enjoy art and crafts, like making things then this is a great activity to do. make sure you know what you want to get as a stamp beforehand so you arrive ready to go! enjoy!

Vincent Lee New Zealand
5
22 May, 2018

Good fun, interactive and really great host and translator. Thank you!

Antonia Cable
5
25 Apr, 2018

There had been a last-minute change in timing and I hadn't managed to check my messages, but Nancy was waiting for us at the arranged time, and looked after us very well for an hour or so until the host was ready. At the workshop itself, we had a great time making our stamps. My daughter (11) was thrilled to be able to carve her own choice of design, and Mr Nguyen helped us both do as much as possible ourselves, whilst tidying up the tricky bits for us at the end. Nancy was a charming translator and kept us well-entertained, giving us lots of interesting background information about Vietnam. We had such a great time! Thanks again - we really enjoyed our two workshops! David and Nancy were really great! Looking forward to doing some more things next time we visit!

Eleanor S Australia
5
9 Apr, 2018

My fiancee and I booked on this course to have a memento of our visit to Hanoi and also to craft stamps for our upcoming wedding. We were not disappointed, and whilst we found some of the methods awkward at times, had a really fun time and now have stamps that will be used in our wedding theme. Thank you Backstreet Academy for another great experience.

US$ 18.00 per guest
18 Reviews