Have you ever seen lantern on the river in Hoi An? What is the meaning behind?
What would you wish for? World peace? True love? Or perhaps health and wealth?
Do you want to know about religious belief of Hoi An people?
How does ancestor worshipping affect daily life in Vietnam?
This tour is available on 2, 3, 16, 17 Jan, 14, 15 Feb, 2, 3, 16, 17, 29 Mar, 1, 14, 15, 30 Apr, 1, 14, 15, 29, 30 May, 12, 13, 28, 29 Jun, 12, 13, 28, 29 Jul, 11, 12, 26, 27 Aug, 9, 10, 25, 26 Sep, 9, 10, 24, 25 Oct, 7, 8, 23, 24 Nov, 7, 8, 22, 23 Dec
Hoi An is a place keeping the traditional culture values in Vietnam central region. Many Vietnamese habits, customs, and traditions are rooted in and conditioned by religious beliefs.
The tour begins with a visit to Hoi An Central Market to get more insight of the worship activities. The offerings such as flower, incense, fresh fruit, rice wine are displayed all around every corners, making the market become more colorful and beautiful. The journey continues with a stop at a votive paper making family where you can learn about the traditional way to make motorbikes, cars, houses, clothes, money from paper and pieces of bamboo. These stuffs will be burnt with belief that they will be delivered to the ancestors. Taking a step deeper, we will visit a household when the owner is worshiping. Then, we will take a break and enjoy dinner at a local vegetarian restaurant. Continue the spiritual journey walking around the old town to see the businesses also worship. Arrive at an ancient house with unique decoration to enjoy a Vietnamese coffee while making a DIY flower lantern. Don’t forget to write down your wishes when dropping the lantern to the river. Enjoy a relaxing moment while watching the river flickering with many hopes and dreams.
Caution: Foreigners in Vietnam are allowed to drive a motorbike only with a Vietnamese driver’s license. Purchasing this tour, you should be aware of and abide by the Vietnamese Law.