Wood Crafting Workshop

Working with Crafters from A Famous Wood-working Village

$27.00 per guest
Hosted by Huynh Suong


  • Learn the traditional process form master wood carver who has been with his craft for over a decade
  • The class will be held at the hosts own workshop and store so you may want to purchase some of his incredible works of art
  • You get to take home your very own hand crafted souvenir or gift this personalised carving to a family or friend

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
  • Larger wooden pieces
4.4 Out of 5
9 Reviews
Tim Anderson Australia
17 Jul, 2019

Learnt how to go about woodcarving.

Lea Philippa Baur
9 Dec, 2018

I really liked how open the people were and also Ny, she translated everything for me and made this hours fun and a bit ...

$US 27.00 per guest
2 hours
1 - 15 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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

More About This Experience

Woodworking is a fine art highly valued throughout the ages, peaking during the imperial ages when Vietnam's seat of power resided in central region. Countless communities practiced the craft and churned out items after items for the elite. The craft itself was also highly regarded as such and many came here to learn the craft as apprentices. the 15th-18th century was the golden age of these communities as not only was it used for aesthetic purposes but also in architecture, tools & shipbuilding. The latter was especially prominent in Hoi An as its busy ports regularly demanded these skills. Here in Kim Bong woodworking village, you'll be able to see a little of its former glory as a number of craftsmen devote themselves to ensuring the legend lives on. The village's name comes from the Vietnamese kim (yellow) and bong (floating), supposedly after the jackfruit wood that sometimes floats on the Thu Bon River. To deal with a marked decline of interest in the woodworking profession during the 20th century, the village successfully offered training and other incentives to young apprentices. Community-based tourism projects in Kim Bong has allowed more people to get in touch with and appreciate the craft, bringing in recognition and income for the village. You will also play a significant part in this by participating in a woodcarving workshop with a master and learn to create something amazing of your own! Don't worry if you have never even touched a wood carving before, you'll be up and running in no time with help from your host where you will carve your own mango shaped tray/plate, a respectable and personalized souvenir to take home at the end of the workshop!

Additional Information:

  • As you will be using sharp chisesl for this activity, please be mindful of your personal safety
  • Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Be at the pick-up point 10 minutes before the activity begins

Upcoming availability

Sunday, August 25
Monday, August 26
Tuesday, August 27

Your Local Host

Huynh Suong

There are 4 famous families of woodworking in Kim Bong: Nguyen, Huynh, Phan, Truong. Mr Huynh S?ong now stays at 13rd Huynh's generation on duty of traditional village work preservation and development. In 1997, UN...

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9 reviews from people who took this experience

Tim Anderson Australia
17 Jul, 2019

Learnt how to go about woodcarving.

Lea Philippa Baur
9 Dec, 2018

I really liked how open the people were and also Ny, she translated everything for me and made this hours fun and a bit like having a friend with you .

Ben Reali
31 Oct, 2018

Hands on experience with a 14th generation woodwork master! Great to been shown some basic techniques and craft a simple piece. If only there was an option to do a whole day, because 2 hours just aint enough to get right into it! Backstreet also included a translator which was great help, not only for the instruction, but also to share Huynhs knowledge and experiences.

Linda Meyer Switzerland
19 Sep, 2017

What a great way to spend the afternoon. Though my hands are still aching from all that hammering and chiseling, I must say, I am quite proud of my final product and quite impressed with the overall experience. We had a friendly guide/translator pick us from a designated location who then took us to the artisan's workshop. After choosing the design to carve we were then taught the basics techniques before going for the carving on our own. Will admit we had a lot of help from the host without whose help we wouldnt complete the final piece, but that didnt take away anything from the experience. It was really cozy to be there in the workshop, covered with chips of wood and saw dust as we carved out beautiful looking wooden plates. All in all, worth going for if you're into hands on experiences. Linda and Abbey.

Bart S Italy
3 Aug, 2017

Had a great time with Hunh our host. He showed us with patience how to carve our wooden work which was beautiful in the end. The translator was friendly and a nice companion to have during the activity. We have pictures we cannot share here but the final product is something we are very happy with. I recommend this short activity if you are looking to do something fun and different in Hoi An.

US$ 27.00 per guest
9 Reviews