Welcome to the “Explore the Traditional Crafts of Hoi An: A Half-Day Boat Trip to Kim Bong Carpentry, Thanh Ha Pottery Village and 1-Hour Lantern Making” tour! This tour offers a unique opportunity to discover the rich cultural heritage of Hoi An and learn about the traditional crafts that have been passed down for generations.
Explore the Traditional Crafts of Hoi An: A Half-Day Boat Trip to Kim Bong Carpentry, Thanh Ha Pottery Village and 1-Hour Lantern Making is a one-of-a-kind experience that offers a glimpse into Hoi An’s rich cultural heritage. This tour is designed to give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of the traditional crafts that have been passed down for generations in Hoi An. You will have the opportunity to visit the Kim Bong Carpentry Village, a traditional craft village known for its shipbuilding techniques, and the Thanh Ha Pottery Village, where you can observe the pottery-making process and visit the Terra Cotta Park Museum. The tour concludes with a visit to a local lantern craftsman’s home, where you can learn about the traditional art of lantern making.
Kim Bong Carpentry Village
The tour begins with a 30-minute boat ride to the Kim Bong Carpentry Village, a traditional craft village formed in the 15th century by Northerners from Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, and Ha Tinh. The village is renowned for its traditional shipbuilding techniques, handcrafted furniture, and sculptures. You will have the opportunity to visit the shipbuilding area, where wooden fishing vessels are built using traditional techniques, and the carpentry workshop, where carpenters create handcrafted furniture and sculptures. This visit will give you an in-depth understanding of the skill and craftsmanship of the local carpenters and the traditional shipbuilding techniques.
Thanh Ha Pottery Village
The tour continues with another boat ride to the Thanh Ha Pottery Village, which has a history of over 500 years. The village is known for its traditional pottery-making techniques. You will visit the pottery workshop and observe how the villagers make pottery products such as vases, pots, and kettles. Additionally, you will visit the Thanh Ha Terra Cotta Park Museum, where you can see the masterpieces series, including works of art of human architecture & sculpture made entirely of clay made by the artisans in the village.
The tour concludes with a visit to the home of a local lantern craftsman, where you can learn about the traditional art of lantern making in Hoi An. Lantern making in Hoi An is recognized as one of Vietnam’s nine traditional craft villages.
Pricing and Policy
The tour is available every day, with departures at 08:00 or 13:30, and lasts for 4.5 hours. The price for the tour is 830,000 VND per person for groups, 1 Pax:3,870,000, 2-3 pax: 2,260,000/pax, 4-8 pax: 1,220,000/pax and 9-15 pax: 830,000/pax. Inclusions for the tour are hotel pickup and drop-off in Hoi An City Center, transportation with air-conditioning, entrance fees, boat, bottled drinking water, English-speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request with surcharge), travel insurance, and a maximum of 15 travelers. Exclusions are tips and gratuities, personal expenses such as shopping, telephone, and beverage. For children policy, it’s free for children 0-5 years old, 50% off for children 6-10 years old, and a maximum of 1 child accompanied by 1 adult; the 2nd child will pay the adult price. There is a surcharge of 40% for tours departing from 21 Jan 2023 to 29 Jan 2023.
To book this tour, you can visit the website of Say Hello Vietnam and use the tour code SQNM91004 to find and book the “Explore the Traditional Crafts of Hoi An: A Half-Day Boat Trip to Kim Bong Carpentry, Thanh Ha Pottery Village and 1-Hour Lantern Making” tour. To make a reservation, you can also contact Say Hello Vietnam directly by phone or email. Be sure to specify the date and time of your preferred departure and the number of people in your group to ensure the availability of the tour. Additionally, you can also provide any special requests or accommodations you may have during the booking process.
This tour offers a unique and immersive experience of learning about and experiencing Hoi An’s traditional crafts. From visiting the Kim Bong Carpentry Village and Thanh Ha Pottery Village to learning about lantern making and visiting the Terra Cotta Park Museum, this tour gives a comprehensive understanding of the traditional crafts of Hoi An and the skill and craftsmanship of the local artisans. The tour also includes a boat ride, providing a relaxing and scenic way to explore the villages. With the inclusion of hotel pickup and drop-off, transportation, and a knowledgeable tour guide, this tour is a convenient and enjoyable way to experience the traditional crafts of Hoi An. Book now to immerse yourself in Hoi An’s rich cultural heritage and gain a deeper understanding of the traditional crafts that have been passed down for generations.