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Explore Vietnamese culture through our exclusive collection of travel experiences - learn to make lanterns, go on food tours and even fishing. The backstreets offer the richest interaction with the culture and people of a place. Immerse yourself in...more
We did this with our 10 year old daughter, it was really enjoyable. Our host was very helpful and to our surprise we ended up with 3 really nice lanterns. A very relaxing and enjoyable afternoon being creative and learning about the history of lanterns...More
My husband and I did the lantern making and it was a very fun learning experience. We were served lotus tea and the teachers were very nice. It was a private lesson, just the two of us. We love that we get to bring home...More
We had a fantastic morning making lanterns! The host Lan was great and so friendly. He was patient and took the time to help us make really lovely lanterns. He explained every step very well. He also explained the history of how lanterns came to...More
Len is a master lartern maker and was very patient teacher. I had a fabulous morning and came away knowing the symbolism associated with lantern making and made beautiful silk lantern. I would highly recommmend this course.
The lanterns all around Hoi An are beautiful. I had my mind set on buying a couple as soon as we walked around ancient town on the second night. One night as we explored the local area around our hotel we stumbled across a little...More
Found some cool stuff thanks to Backstreet Academy. It's a useful site, but they aren't really responsible for the good time. It's up to the local vendors who advertise on it to deliver. So there could still be some variability.
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We spent a morning with Diep making traditional Vietnamese folding lanterns. Diep was very patient and was as willing to improve his English as we were to learn his brilliant skills. All the materials are provided with a beautiful array of silks to choose from...More
Just finished a wonderful evening of walking, learning, eating, drinking and laughing with our brilliant guide Ly. A very full program and now very full tummies Ly told us so much about the Vietnam food, culture and life. We were taken to areas in the...More
Had a wonderful time in the presence of Len and Diep and the company of his family. Diep was extremely accommodating and supportive. His father (a retired tailor) assisted me with my latern and had a great sense of humour and attitude (despite the language...More