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Hoi An Lantern Making Tour

Pick up from Hoi An

Tour Code: DAD-06 Duration: Approx 4 Hours

Explore Tra Que Herb Village and learn how to make your very own traditional Vietnamese Lantern!


  • Learn all About Hoi An’s Lanterns - its History, Meaning, Making Procedure and more
  • Make a Lantern Yourself to Bring back as a Souvenir
  • Have a Delicious meal at the Famous Tra Que herb Village, which is Famous for its Organic herb farms

Tour Description:

Hoi An is known for its antique architecture, its small narrow alleys and colourful tasty culinary. However, there is one more thing Hoi An is famous for lanterns. When the night comes, the streets of Hoi An is illuminated by the warm glow of coloured silk. Lanterns have become a symbol of Hoi An, and the image of lighted lanterns at night is now a signature of the city. Lanterns have so much meaning to people in Hoi An. Take a bicycle trip to the craftsman house and learn more about it. Listen to stories about the seemingly simple lantern: its history, meaning, making procedure, shapes, and colours. There are numerous stories behind lanterns: some say the job of lantern making is already 400 years old, some say it is 200. Some say it originated from the cultural exchange of the Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese. Some say back in the 16th century, Chinese immigrated to Vietnam and they hung lanterns in front of their house as a remembrance of their motherland.

Lanterns were lifted from a basic appliance to a decoration. However, lanterns are not simply for decorations as people believe they will bring luck, happiness and wealth. 

These simple traditional decorations also come in a variety of shapes: round shaped, hexagon-shaped, pumpkin-shaped… They are made of bamboo and Vietnamese silk, the silk that is made from Asian silkworms and later dyed into various colours to meet the needs of customers. After hearing some interesting stories about the lanterns, learn how to make a lantern yourself with the help of locals. It might take you some time at first yet it is definitely worth it when you take one home as a souvenir of a gorgeous old town. Take your foldable lantern on your bicycle trip to Tra Que herb village - where you will have a delicious meal before cycling back to the city. Tra Que is well-known for its fresh, tasty and flavorful herbs grown in organic farms. Some dishes will never taste as good as the dishes you had in Tra Que, for its herbs hold the distinct and special flavour nowhere else has.

Cancellation Policy:

Please refer to our refunds policy under Terms of Use section

Pick-Up Time:

  • 7:00 am - 7:30 am

What's Included:

  • Bicycle
  • Lantern making material
  • Craftsman’s remuneration
  • Lunch
  • Water 
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Entrance fee

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned

Additional Information:

  • Children below 4 years of age are not permitted
  • This tour is subject to availability. Please check with Adventoro Concierge (Call / Whatsapp +6010 468 8011) to inquire about the availability of this tour
  • Prices shown are based on minimum of 2 pax. For solo travellers please check in with Adventoro Concierge
  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing tours
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own

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    Pick up is also available for other location(s) under the vicinity of Hoi An. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.

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