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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

4.5 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people




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.


  • 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


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


  • 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.


From Hoi An

Tour's Location

Hoi An City



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


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