Hoi An Full Lantern Making Class- A special Foldable lantern

2 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


- Create your own Vietnamese lantern, believed to be a symbol of luck, happiness, and wealth
-Where you make lanterns from scratch
- Experience a fun family bonding activity where you can release your inner artist
- Experiment with different materials like silk and bamboo to create lanterns of different shapes
- Learn a new skill and bring home your very own handmade souvenir!



Hoi An people believe that hanging lanterns in front of their house brings luck, happiness, and wealth to the family.
To start, you will have a chance to enjoy our herbal tea and listening to the master to talk about the history and the culture of Hoi An Lanterns....
Our Lanterns are made of silk and bamboo and come in many shapes such as lotus, diamond, sunrise, sunset.
Covers the complete 11 steps in making your own lantern:
Step 1: Attach 12 bamboo stakes together with wire thread
Step 2 and 3: Shape the stakes into a sunrise (inverted triangle) or sunset (triangle) formation
Step 4: Insert the bamboo stakes into a hanger and secure the stakes with thread
Step 5: Select your desired silk and color
Step 6: Apply glue and let it dry
Step 7: Set silk and stretch the silk to cover the stakes
Step 8: Fully cover the sides with silk
Step 9: Cover the top and bottom of the hanger with silk strips
Step 10: Select a tassel for the lantern base
Step 11: Finished! Your lantern can also be folded and stowed in your luggage to be brought home
And the master will make one more lantern for you like the special gifts from them at the end of the class.

Stop At:

• Hoi An Handicraft Tours, 8 Tran Cao Van, Hoi An 560000 Vietnam


  • Traditional Herbal Tea
  • Water
  • Instructor and english speaking guide
  • Your Foldable Lantern
  • A special Lantern made from your instructor


  • Hotel pick up
  • Hotel drop-off

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

May 2022

I did the lantern making class. I sent an email to Diep in advance. He set up an appointment just for me. So I had a private session with him. So kind! During zhe workshop he offered tea, good music, good conversation and he explained about the history of the lantern to Vietnam and what it means ...

Leeroy S
May 2022

Len Ho was very kind and a very good teacher. We had such a good time talking with him and making our lanterns that we didn't realise how quick the time went. We will keep and cherish our lanterns forever!

May 2022

This was an awesome experience! The lantern-making process was really fun and interesting and I absolutely love how my lantern turned out. So much better than just buying one!! One of my favorite memories from my trip to Hoi An.

April 2022

Viatorを通して主人と2人で参加しました。教えてくれるDiepさんが優しく楽しい方なので、街のおすすめや食べ物の会話をしながら良い時間を過ごせました!ランタン作りは15時から17:30頃までで完成しました。 骨組みやシルク選びまでするので、自分だけのオリジナルが完成します! また行く機会があれば挑戦したいです! It’s definitely worth making lantern there! I book through Viator. The lantern making professional Diep has such nice personality. He pro...

July 2020

What an amazing experience!! Len was so knowledgeable and fun to learn from! Highlight of our trip 😊

June 2020

We decided to do a cultural experience whilst in Hoi An. We came across this experience whilst doing a search for experiences on the internet. We caught a taxi from the hotel to the meeting point, which is their shop, so it was very easy to get to. There is a lot of flexibility in the hours ...

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