Introduction to Lantern Craft Hội An village
Lantern Street is located on Nguyen Phuc Chu Street, Minh An Ward. Right in the center of the old town, at night, traffic will be banned, and only allowed to visit and explore on foot.
Nowadays, Hoi An Lanterns are becoming more and more familiar to each person and are used as very popular decorative items while still retaining the luxurious and brilliant beauty inherent in families. Vietnamese.
According to statistics, Hoi An currently has 43 individual households doing business in lantern production with more than 170 employees, producing about 150,000 lantern products each year with a turnover of more than 4 billion VND. In order to facilitate and encourage the creativity and manufacturing of these traditional handicrafts, the local government has an open mechanism, preferential loans, opening training courses to improve skills, and promotion. In turn this promotes and expands the brand both at home and abroad.
Transport to Lantern Craft Hội An village
From Da Nang, you can get to Hoi An ancient town by motorbike, car or taxi, or even by bus. Travel time takes about 45 minutes for a distance of nearly 30km. After reaching the old town, from the northern old quarter, you go along Bach Dang street along the banks of the Hoai river. Crossing Hoi An bridge, you turn into Nguyen Phuc Chu street located in the south.
Getting around the area
Besides lantern street, Hoi An ancient town also has many other famous tourist attractions that also attract many visitors to explore. You should come early to have more time to experience more of these attractions:
+ Hoi An Bridge Pagoda
+ Hoi An Hoai River
+ Hoi An Market
+ Assembly halls: Assembly halls of Fujian, Cantonese, Trieu Chau
+ Ancient houses: Tan Ky ancient house, Phung Hung ancient house, Duc An, Quan Thang
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Best Things to do in Lantern Craft Hội An village
Visitors can come to the Lantern Craft village in Hoi An to visit and experience the process of making lanterns with the local people here.
There is also a lantern festival, usually held on the 14th day of the lunar calendar and on holidays and Tet with many interesting activities that visitors can participate in. During the lantern festival people can admire the beauty of special art, enjoy the artistic performances, participate in special folk games and drop flower lanterns on the Hoai River.
The making of the lanterns follows a specific process where the first stage is to use an umbrella to connect the bamboo slats to create a frame, the next step is to cut the fabric according to the size of the frame and stick it around and then use scissors to cut away the excess fabric. Finally, the decoration is added to the lantern.
According to the local elders, who have lived a long time in Hoi An, the "ancestor" of Hoi An lantern making is called Xa Duong, specialising in making unicorn heads and lanterns for festivals or clever competitions and lantern pulling competitions. With the ancient town of Hoi An being recognised as a world heritage, the lantern-making profession has had the opportunity to be revived after a long time. Acquiring techniques from ancient lanterns, Hoi An people have constantly improved, tinkering with creativity to make the lanterns more diverse in design and rich in materials.
Vietnamese lanterns are known for their shaping, aesthetics, and pure Vietnamese culture, which has been announced by the Quang Nam Sub-Department of Standards and Quality, with 9 designs including round lamps, octagonal, hexagonal, pumpkin-shaped, garlic-shaped, barrel-shaped, papaya-shaped, cake-shaped and umbrella-shaped. There are also lights to pull troops, dragons, and fish with various colors. Interestingly, in Hoi An, there are still lanterns that are more than a hundred years old, made from precious wood, elaborately carved, and on each glass panel is a real painting. Families living here for a long time have treasured them as a way to preserve gold and pearls, and only use them on the night of the lantern festival.
What’s good to eat in Lantern Craft Hội An village?
You can visit the shops along Hoai River right next to lantern street, the night market along the street or the food street. There are many dishes for you to choose from. Some of the dishes include Potato cakes, Pancakes, Noodles, phoenix bread, Mussels with rice paper and Hoi An Tea.
Top Tips for your stay in Lantern Craft Hội An village
Staying near the center of Hoi An lantern town has the advantage of being convenient to travel, being able to walk without having to rent a car. Easy to visit places and also more choices of dining. However, if you need a quiet space with the main purpose of relaxation, you should consider looking for hotels near the sea or near the city, for example.
Currently, there are two lantern production facilities: HUYNH VAN BA (54 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hoi An City - Tel: 0510.910201, 0510.241290 / 0935.360197) and HA LINH (72 Tran Nhan Tong, Cam Chau Ward, Hoi An City - Tel. : 0510.923037 / 0905.735019, 0914.162005) which are open to welcome guests.
Nguyen Phuc Chu Street, Minh An Ward.