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- 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
It was an eye-opening experience to be able to carve out bamboo and we didn't know what laid ahead of us until we were g...
Awesome class at his home. He has so many things made of bamboo. He lets you pick what you want to make and helps you do...
Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.
Mr Tan, born to a family making bamboo crafts is also an environmentalist. After graduating from the University of Science and Technology in Da Nang, Mr Tan sought a career in electrical engineering for eight years...More about the host
It was an eye-opening experience to be able to carve out bamboo and we didn't know what laid ahead of us until we were greeted by the owner, Mr Tan, came to the pick-up point in his own self-made bamboo car? We were certain that it was going to be one heck of an experience! We were utterly humbled to meet this man who builds anything and everything from bamboo and have it be an integral part of his life. We were amazed at the high level of commitment and dedication he has to his craft and how it helps to shape his family and his peoples' lives around building a livelihood out of bamboo - have you seen his bamboo home? Totally amazing! We were impressed by his patience in teaching us what he knows within the 3 plus hours we were at his home and we hope that there will be more chances for us to visit his home soon to build other things! We went home with a bamboo cup each and a wealth of knowledge in the art of bamboo-making. Our highest level of respect goes to him and may his Taboo brand flourish even more though the years. Thank you for the amazing experience and for opening up your home to us Mr Tan, may God bless you always :) Lots of love, Elly & Izwan March 4th 2017
Awesome class at his home. He has so many things made of bamboo. He lets you pick what you want to make and helps you do it.
Such a lot of talent in our host! He was a wonderfull man who showed us how to make the natural speakers using bamboo. It was amazing to see the craft and its discovery is absolutely fascinating. We cut, sawed, carved and tuned our own bamboo speakers. My boyfriend made one design, and I made another. It was such a great thing to take from Vietnam. We really enjoyed interacting with our host, a young passionate man who also makes bamboo bicycles himself! Also, our translator was very friendly and speaks English very well. We will be taking more activities with Backstreet Academy when we head to Hanoi next week!
One can truly see how utility is derived from anything imaginable in developing countries and I truly admire the highly resourceful qualities of the people in Asia. I've always been one to have an interest to 'make' things so I signed up to make my own bamboo product. I didnt know what to expect expect that I saw there was a few choices from the pictures, and indeed, I was given the option to choose what I wanted to make. I choose the speakers design, which also seemed to be a popular item in the workshop. It was not only impressive to see the ingenuity in the discovery of using bamboo to make speakers but the simplicity to create them was encouraging. I will definitely be trying to attempt to make this again. I was so impressed that I made one and bought one of the shelf. This was definitely a great find in Hoi An, highly recommend this activity.