Release the inner artists in you and join a traditional Vietnamese mask making workshop in the rustic backstreets of Hanoi
An opportunity to get a hands-on experience with this centuries old craft that has not changed one bit
Meet and interact with your host pair, a couple, who are the only people in Hanoi keeping this heritage alive
Opportunity to learn more about Mid-Autumn Festival where these masks are traditionally worn by children
This workshop is perfect for children - its fun and culturally educational at the same time
Bring home a traditional mask and make it a unique wall decor
All tools, equipment and material required for the workshop
One ready made traditional mask per person
English speaking facilitator
Not Inclusive of:
Pick-up and drop-off service within Hanoi (can be included at additional cost)
Other personal expenses
Tips and gratuities (optional)
$US 21.00per guest
1 - 10 guests
Cancellation Policy: Moderate
Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.
More About This Experience
The traditional paper masks, as distinct and recognizable as the full moon during the Mid-Autumn festival, has for years been a favorite traditional toy among Vietnamese children. During the night of the festival, gleeful children parade around the neighborhood wearing colorful paper masks as they carry with them bobbing lanterns to illuminate the streets - a sort of trick or treat equivalent during Halloween. Families join in the celebration while the young ones bring life to the artfully crafted masks that are at once both colorful and representative of the festivities of the night.
The tradition of wearing paper masks is a cherished and endeared tradition among the locals. Entirely handmade and always lingering with the faint smell of paper and glue, the locals love the simplicity of this tradition which dates back many centuries. Alas, it is now a dying art where modern toys are replacing this age old tradition. In this exclusive visit, you will have access to a special gem in the backstreets of Hanoi's Old Quarters and make your own paper masks with the only remaining couple to still continue the tradition.
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
This is a kid friendly activity
Avoid wearing clothes that you wouldn't want paint to accidentally drop on
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