Tour overview

Hoi An, a small and charming city in Vietnam, is famous for its unique lanterns made by hand. For those interested in art and culture, the Hoi An Lantern Making Tour of Best Hue City Tour is an opportunity to learn about traditional lantern-making techniques and make your lantern.

Hoi An Lantern Making Tour

The tradition of making these lanterns dates back hundreds of years and is still a thriving industry today. The class is held by experienced artisans who will guide you through the entire process, from choosing materials to putting the finishing touches on your masterpiece.

In addition, we also provide many other tour services for you to choose from when exploring Hoi An. Some tours include Hoi An By Night Walking Tour, Hoi An Sunrise Fish Market Tour and Hoi An Countryside Tour 1 Day.

History of Hoi An Lanterns

Hoi An lanterns have a long and rich history that dates back to the 16th century. The city was once a major trading port, attracting merchants worldwide, including Japan and China. Over time, these merchants brought unique cultures, traditions, and crafts, including lantern-making. The lanterns soon became an integral part of Hoi An’s culture, used for practical purposes and as decorations during festivals and special events.

Hoi An Lantern Making Tour

Hoi An Lantern Making Tour Highlights

  • Learn about the history and tradition of Hoi An lantern making.
  • Experience hands-on lantern-making under the guidance of experienced artisans.
  • Take home a unique and beautiful lantern as a memorable souvenir.
  • Discover the local market, where you can buy materials for your lantern.
  • Immerse yourself in the culture and atmosphere of Hoi An.

Best Time To Do Hoi An Lantern Making Tour

Lantern Making Tour In Hoi An

To get the most out of a lantern-making tour in Hoi An, it is important to consider a few key factors. The best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from February to August. Visitors should also wear comfortable clothing and bring sunscreen as the workshops can be warm.

Hoi An Lantern Making Workshops

Hoi An Lantern Making Tour - Best Hue City Tour

We have prepared a program for you to take you to the best places to join Hoi An Lantern Making Tour. In addition, we also take you to many other famous places in Hoi An Ancient Town. Some highlight attractions include the Japanese Covered Bridge, Tan Ky Old House, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, Cantonese Assembly Hall, and Hoi An Central Market.

How To Make A Lantern

Lantern-Making Tour In Hoi An

Making a lantern in Hoi An is simple but requires patience and attention to detail. Here are the steps involved:

  1. Choosing materials: You can choose from various colors and patterns for the fabric and bamboo frames.
  2. Cutting the fabric: The fabric is cut to the appropriate size and shape to fit the frame.
  3. Assembling the frame: The bamboo frame is assembled and tied together to form the basic structure of the lantern.
  4. Adding the fabric: The fabric is attached to the frame, and the lantern is shaped into the desired form.
  5. Decorating: You can add finishing touches, such as tassels or patterns, to make your lantern unique.

Each color will represent a different meaning: 

  • Yellow: Represent prosperity, wealth, happiness, change, royalty
  • Red: Represent luck, happiness, celebration, love
  • Purple: Represent tenderness, nostalgia, fragility, sadness
  • Blue: Represent hope, calmness, growth
  • Green: Represent lust, jealousy
  • Black: Represent evil
  • White: Represent purity, the end, death

Hoi An lanterns symbolize the city’s rich history and cultural heritage, and a visit to the Hoi An Lantern Making Tour is a must for anyone interested in traditional arts and crafts. The Hoi An Lantern Making Tour of Best Hue City Tour is a must-do for anyone visiting the city.

You will learn about traditional lantern-making techniques and take home a beautiful and unique lantern as a memorable souvenir. Additionally, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the culture and atmosphere of Hoi An. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and create while exploring one of Vietnam’s most charming cities.

Price: 40 USD/Person



  • Hoi An entrance fees.
  • Hoi An lantern-making experience.
  • Hoi An Lanterns.
  • English-speaking tour guide.
  • Bottled water.

Not Included

  • Meals
  • Personal expenses.