Bamboo craft with local expert in Hoi An
Hoi An, Central Vietnam and Beaches, Vietnam
A fun and interactive experience learning all about bamboo craft, an ancient art form used for baskets and household goods. Meet with the younger generation, taking the craft to new levels, before trying it yourself. An excellent option for families.
The bamboo plant is a significant symbol in both Vietnamese culture and daily life; it's highly regarded in local culture. The solid, straight and high bamboo trees represent the resilience and bravery of the Vietnamese people. Today you'll meet with local, Mr. Tan Vo, who represents the creative young generation, bringing bamboo products up to another level. Having inherited valuable skills from his father, Mr. Tan Vo has recently created a unique bicycle with the frame and handlebars made from bamboo. The advantage of this type of special bamboo frame is its durability and flexibility. His family also hand-creates many other bamboo items which you can see and discover in the workshop. Try your hands at making a pen holder or a décor item under his guidance and take it home as a souvenir.