Water Hyacinth Weaving

Weaving Sustainable Yet Beauitful Products

$19.90 per guest
1 - 4 guests 2 hours 09:00 15:00
Hosted by Thoen Som


  • Experience first hand how this beautiful material is weaved into eye catching products
  • Learn to make a basket under the guidance and supervision of your local host weaver
  • You will have made a unique one-of-a-kind water hyacinth item you can call your own
  • Interact with your local host to find out more about local life and ways
  • Enjoy a relaxing and fun workshop

Inclusive of:

  • All equipment, tools and materials
  • Light refreshments
  • Water Hyacinth product to take home
  • English speaking guide

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service within Hanoi (can be included at additional cost)
  • Other personal expenses
$US 19.90 per guest
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1 - 4 guests
2 hours
09:00 15:00
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 48 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

Cambodia has a long and rich history in silk production and weaving dating back more than a millenia. However, there is another little known material that is still being used for weaving and creating various fabrics - water hyacinth. In local farming/fishing communities, the Water hyacinth is known as an invasive plant which grows and spreads on any water body rapidly and can obstruct the natural water flow of any water body. The local people have tried several ways to find good use for the water hyacinth like feeding them to livestock but to no avail. It was a chance discovery when locals discovered that after prolonged exposure to the sun, the water hyacinth takes on a super strong property and could be used for a variety of things. Initially starting out with just making hammocks, it has now evolved into carpets, shoes, bags and the like. We have designed this class for you to get a feel of this versatile material and how it can be used to make several small items that are used in everyday life in Cambodia.

Additional Information:

  • 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
  • You also have the option to be picked up. Simply select this option from the add-on section
  • Wearing comfortable clothing is recommended
  • Bringing a bottle of water is recommended
  • This is a kid friendly activity
  • No previous experience needed

Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 48 hours prior to booking start time.


The pick-up location address will be sent to your email immediately upon booking.

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Thoen Som

Hi I am Thoen , a water hyacinth weaver. I have been doing it about 11 years.

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