Lantern Making Workshop

The Great Heritage of Hoi An

$18.00 per guest
Hosted by Nhat Nguyen


  • Learning to make your own traditional lanterns from professionals
  • Lanterns are foldable and easy to pack in bags
  • Choose from a wide variety of designs, including lotus, garlic & diamonds
  • An opportunity to buy lanterns of different shapes, sizes and colours from the host as a souvenir from Hoi An

Inclusive of:

  • All tools and materials
  • English speaking guide

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service (can be included at additional cost)
  • Meals
$US 18.00 per guest
2 hours
1 - 20 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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

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More About This Experience

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.

Additional Information:

  • 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

Upcoming availability

Wednesday, April 24
Thursday, April 25
Friday, April 26

Your Local Host

Nhat Nguyen

I am Nhat from Hoi An. I love this little charming town so much, all the craft, food, landscape, people and I am willing to share my love with travelers from all over the world.

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US$ 18.00 per guest