Inside Vietnam: Cambodia Laos

Lantern-making in Hoi An

Join the excellent Lifestart foundation as they guide you through an afternoon of traditional crafts and creativity.

Hoi An, famous for its lanterns, is the ideal place for a silk lantern-making class. The traditional lanterns create a beautiful atmosphere throughout the town and come into their own during the Hoi An Full Moon Festival - often called the Lantern Festival - when the town switches off its electric lights and

While creating your miniature lantern, take the opportunity to learn about life in Vietnam through interesting discussions with the class instructor and Lifestart Foundation members. Lifestart is a charity that aims to help disadvantaged Vietnamese families become self-sufficient, funding vocational training and education schemes. They also provide support in the form of accommodation, transportation and medical care to people with disabilities. The proceeds from your lesson will go directly into these initiatives.

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Lantern-making in Hoi An

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