If you've already spent a night in Hoi An then these lanterns need no description, or if you're considering visiting Hoi An then chances are the best depictions of Hoi An in our opinion are the streets at night lit up with these traditional lanterns. While yes, they do make the entire town look beautiful, the lanterns hold a deeper meaning for local. They believe that hanging lanterns in front of their houses will bring luck, happiness and wealth to the family living in the house.
Traditionally the lanterns were only made of silk and the shapes in which it were made were limited, with the passage of time however, lantern makers have diversified not only the shapes of the lantern but also the medium with which they are made. As a result you will now notice that a lot of the lanterns around Hoi An are shaped as lotuses, diamonds, triangles and garlics, and they are made from cardboard and nylon fibers in addition to the traditional silk versions.
Sign up for this course and let us show you how to make an icon of Hoi An! Taking part in this experience, you will enjoy process of making paper lantern in the cozy atmosphere of Hoang Le's workshop under the instruction of her and students who have been under Hoang's apprenticeship for many years.
Our lantern is foldable so it is convenient to carry along with your trip. Children above 5 are welcome to do the full class. Children below 5 are free to do the same lantern with their parents.