Traditional lanterns are special product from Hoi An ancient town. Once travelling there, you can’t miss such a beautiful masterpiece of this accent town. Vietnamese believe that hanging a couple of lanterns in front of their houses will bring the warming, happiness to family.
Hoi An lanterns attract visitor’s love because of its skill in design and durability. There are many shapes such as circle, garlic, diamond… and variety of colors. Prices range from several ten to hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese dong depending on the size, colors, and quality of the surrounding fabric. Hoi An lanterns are produced from brocade or silk because it’s more beautiful, impervious to water and easy to clean as well was packaged when transport. Nowadays, Hoi An lanterns are certified by Intellectual Property Department to protect local workshops.
One great thing about them is that they are all foldable, so they’ll fit easily in any suitcase or backpack. It’s better to buy them at night, as you’ll really be able to see how they’ll look like once they are lit up.
| Some lantern shops …
Ngoc Thu Lantern Workshop
Nguyen Boi Lam Lantern
Sedge Ware Workshop
Hoi An handicraft workshop:
Hoi An lantern: