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Half-day Hoi An Boat Trip To Kim Bong Carpentry, Thanh Ha Pottery Village And 1-hour Lantern Making

Hoi An City
4.7/5
Duration

4.5 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

English

Overview

A relaxing boat tour along the lovely Thu Bon River, combined with visiting traditional craft villages; gain an interesting insight into the traditional manual craft field that have been providing livelihoods to the locals for centuries.

Highlights

  • Jump aboard a local-style boat to traverse the waterways from Hoi An to the nearby craft villages
  • Visit Thanh Ha pottery village famous for formerly providing decorative pottery to the palaces of the Nguyen Dynasty
  • Visit Thanh Ha Terra Cotta Park Museum
  • View the hand-crafting of decorative pottery; teapots and cups, vases and bowls; and have a product made especially for you
  • Travel by boat to Kim Bong carpentry village to watch how traditional wooden fishing boats are made
  • See skilled carpenters create handcrafted furniture and carvings

Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

We will take a 30-minute boat ride to the Kim Bong Carpentry Village. This is a traditional craft village in Hoi An and formed in the 15th century by the Northerners: Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh. Visit and learn about the shipbuilding area where wooden fishing vessels are built using traditional techniques. You will also have a stop at the carpentry workshop where carpenters create handcrafted furniture and sculptures. Continue taking another boat ride to Thanh Ha Pottery Village where you will observe how the villagers making pottery products such as vases, pots and kettles. Thanh Ha Pottery Village has over 500 years of history from the establishing period up to now. We then visit Thanh Ha Terra Cotta Park Museum, where masterpiece series includes works of art of human architecture & sculpture are clearly and vividly re-appeared, such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy), Taj Mahal (India), Sydney Opera House (Australia), the White House (USA), Pyramid (Egypt), Notre Dame (France)… made entirely of clay, made by the artisans in village. Finish the tour by visiting the home of a local lantern craftsman to learn the traditional art of lantern making. Lantern making in Hoi An is recognized as one of nine traditional craft villages in Vietnam.

Age requirements


  • Adult: 11 - 99 years old

  • Child 6 - 10 years old: 50% off

  • Infant 0 - 5 years old: Free

  • Maximum 1 child/infant accompanied 1 adult, the 2nd child/infant will pay the adult price

Included/Excluded

  • 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
  • This tour will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, beverage, etc.

Tourstyles

From Hoi An

Tour's Location

Hoi An City

FAQs

Cancellation

All cancellation from guest arise additional charges as follows: For Half-day, Full-day tours:



  • More than 24 hours before departuare: No charges

  • Less than 24 hours before departure or No show : 100% of the tour

Reviews

4.7/5
Based on 3 reviews
Tour Guide
4.7 /5
Driver
4.7 /5
Service
4.7 /5
Information
4.7 /5
Vehicle
4.7 /5
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TripAdvisor Reviewer

June 17, 2024

stevenvincentbuscemb

Friendly tour with locals. Very helpful tour guide. The Terracotta models of famous global monuments is the only thing which we liked here. These monuments... Read more
Friendly tour with locals. Very helpful tour guide. The Terracotta models of famous global monuments is the only thing which we liked here. These monuments are placed in open air. The museum was nothing great. The entire place is good for half an hour visit. Less
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June 17, 2024

Don_s

We were fortunate to have Emily as our guide for the afternoon visiting the carpentry and pottery village(s). She was excellent! Good English skills and... Read more
We were fortunate to have Emily as our guide for the afternoon visiting the carpentry and pottery village(s). She was excellent! Good English skills and a knowledgeable young lady. Was a very interesting day and were pleased we were able to get a glimpse into how some lived and worked in Vietnam. Less
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June 17, 2024

david r

We had fantastic afternoon with our very friendly, fun and knowledgeable guide Eric. He made the trip all the more pleasant with providing us us... Read more
We had fantastic afternoon with our very friendly, fun and knowledgeable guide Eric. He made the trip all the more pleasant with providing us us with facts of the history surrounding each location including the religious beliefs and customs of the Vietnamese people. An awesome afternoon out. Thank you Eric. Less
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