Vietnam Community-based Tourism Network: Vietnam Art Workshop: Discover the Art of Paper-Making

Vietnam Art Workshop: Discover the Art of Paper-Making

Ha Noi, Vietnam

Vietnam Community-based Tourism ...

Social Enterprise

7 hours
From$37 USDper person

Vietnam Community-Based Tourism Network, a social enterprise, aims to enhance the quality and sustainability of already established positive impact projects.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover Vietnam's traditions and help preserve an ancient practice.
  • Learn about Do Paper from local artisans.
  • Visit an off-the-beaten-path Vietnamese village.

Tour revenue will serve to fund basic infrastructure, children’s libraries, and village celebrations.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Every other Sunday

  • Start Time

    8 AM

  • Duration

    7 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Children, Families, Youth, Professionals

  • Languages

    English, Vietnamese

  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Tour Participants

    5 to 20

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Do paper is used to make famous Dong Ho folk paintings. Aside from its traditional value, Do paper gained its popularity due to its durability, toughness, and ornate pattern.

Do paper production is still practiced in certain Vietnamese villages, where ancient techniques have been passed down throughout the generations. The industrialization of paper-making, however, has posed a great threat to this traditional art form. In order to preserve this practice, Do is now used in modern products such as postcards, notebooks, and other decorative trinkets.

In this experience, you’ll have the chance to discover this ancient paper craft.

Itinerary:
8.00 AM - Pick up from the Zo shop.
8.15 AM - Depart from the pick up point and arrive at the paper making village of Suoi Co.
9.30 AM - Receive a warm welcome from the villagers. They’ll explain the paper making process and you’ll practice making paper with local artisans.
10.30 AM - Enjoy a make-your-own-paper workshop.
12.30 PM - Lunch break.
2.00 PM - Rest and walk around the village.
3.00 PM - Return to Hanoi.

Tour Start Address

27 Duong Tau (Railway), No. 8 Dien Bien Phu, Hang Bong, Ha Noi, Vietnam

How To Get There

The tour start address is 15 mins from Sword lake (HoanKiem lake) – the heart of Hanoi by motosbike.

More About Vietnam Community-based Tourism Network

Mission

To support community-based tourism initiatives by connecting donors with new projects, to create financial sustainability.

Main Programs

  • Healthyfarm.org: aims to dramatically improve the clean food supply chain in Vietnam through supporting small-scale farmers and providing them with training, added revenue streams, and market access.

  • Reform Plastics

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