VIETNAM – Hoi An – Hand-on a Wood Carving at the Driftwood Village

Carpentry has been a popular Hoi An handicraft since the 16th century. Nowadays, local artisans are preserving traditional sculpting techniques and developing them from a simple artistic perspective imbued with nature, history, and sustainability.

Theme

Art & Culture, Classic, Family

Country - City

Vietnam - Hoi An

Price Level

$$

Max pax

Visit: 30 pax; Wood carving workshop: 20 pax

Seasonality

Round year

Arrival city

Hoi An

Departure city

Hoi An

Description

An escape in the countryside of Hoi An to visit a driftwood village, where visitors have the chance to admire stunning carved artworks hand-crafted by local artisans with decades of experience. The visit ends with a refreshing drink or can continue with a wood carving workshop under the guidance of talented craftsmen. The guests will sculpt a personal masterpiece and can take it home as a memorable souvenir of their time in Hoi An.

Selling points

  • To learn about the culture, history, and tradition of the ancient Vietnamese art of woodworking, and learn some chiseling skills of wood carving from the skillful local craftsmen.
  • To admire unique art pieces made from unique material driftwood.
  • To offer a hands-on and funny experience with local artisans.
  • To offer a refreshing getaway out of Hoi An.
  • To support a sustainable wood carving center using recycled wood to make wooden masterpieces.

 

Level Of The Excursion

Low - This activity impacts local community, culture and/or environment in a small but meaningful way

The Impact Of This Excursion

Social/cultural Impact

Cultural Conservation

Environment Impact

Transportation

Economic Impact

Local individual benefits

Additional Information

This activity helps to maintain and conserve the traditional carpentry in Hoi An.It also makes income for local craftsmen and create ‘a new life’ for floating wood during flood season

Time And Transportation

From To Distance By Duration Road condition
Hoi An old town Driftwood Village 3.5 kilometers Car 8 minutes City road
Cua Dai Beach Driftwood Village 5 kilometers Car 9 minutes City road
An Bang Beach Driftwood Village 3 kilometers Car 7 minutes City road
Tra Que village Driftwood Village 1 kilometer Cycling 7 minutes Village road

Duration

  • Visit tour: 1 hour.
  • Wood carving workshop: 2h 30min.

Min pax

1

Max pax

Visit tour: 30pax; Wood carving workshop: 20pax

How to sell it

  • For both GIT and FIT, family with kids from age 10.
  • For those who are keen on wood arts.
  • Fun and creative activity for kids.
  • It can be sold as a stand-alone activity or combined with the Old Town visit/ Tra Que village cycling. 
  • For the MICE dinner with the theme of Art Space.

 

Why this activity

  • To help preserve traditional carpentry in Hoi An.
  • To offer a fun activity during a stay in Hoi An.
  • A sustainable and eco-friendly activity in Hoi An by working with local carpenters using recycled driftwood.

Good to combine with

To combine with: the Hoi An city tour and Tra Que village cycling.

Ex: Visit the Old Town in the morning + visit tour at Driftwood village on the way cycling to Tra Que village + Experience at Tra Que with lunch.

Or Visit the Old Town in the morning + and the wood carving workshop (transfer by car/ e-car/bike).

Do not combine with

Another workshop in Hoi An, such as traditional mask-making/ recycling second-hand soap.

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Pros

  • Excellent location with a view of a paddy field.
  • Easy to combine with other activities in Hoi An.
  • Friendly and professional staff speaking good English, warmly welcoming, and well-organized.

Price range

$$

Quotation guideline

ERP – Activity – Hoi An – Lang Cui Lu – Visit tour/ Wood carving workshop.

Inclusion

Visit tour:

  • English speaking local staff.
  • 1 unit of drinks.

Wood carving workshop:

  • Visit tour.
  • 1 unit of drinks.
  • Guidance for wood carving workshop.
  • Gift.

Exclusion

  • Other personal fees.
  • Transfer fee.
  • Easia’s guide fee.

 

Possible Extra

  • Other personal fees.
  • Transfer fee.

Special Guide notes

Please reconfirm with the supplier a day in advance.

Different Choice

Hoi An – Traditional mask-making.

Hoi An – Recycling second-hand soap.

 

Contact

Lang Cui Lu

Add: Tổ 2, khối Thịnh Mỹ, Phường Cẩm An, Thành Phố Hội an, Tỉnh Quảng Nam

Contact: Ms.Ý/ +84 906 573 473

Website/Travel Exchange

https://www.cococasacollection.com/driftwood-village

 

English

A visit to a driftwood art space.

You’ll travel to a driftwood village in the Hoi An countryside and have the opportunity to admire works of art hand-carved by local craftsmen with decades of experience and whose expertise has been handed down from generation to generation. During your visit to the center, you’ll enjoy a cool drink and learn about the history of Kim Bong’s traditional carpentry, which dates back over 500 years, and your guide will explain the value of driftwood to the life of the village.

Duration: 1 hour

Hand-on a wood carving at the Driftwood Village

You’ll travel to a driftwood village in the Hoi An countryside and have the opportunity to admire works of art hand-carved by local craftsmen with decades of experience and whose expertise has been handed down from generation to generation. After that, you will join a wood carving workshop under the guidance of talented craftsmen and sculpt a personal masterpiece to take home as a souvenir of your time in Hoi An.

Duration: 2h 30min

French

Visite d’un centre de sculptures en bois flotté

Vous vous rendrez dans un village dans la campagne de Hoi An, dont la particularité est d’utiliser du  bois flotté pour la réalisation  de sculptures en bois. Vous aurez l’occasion d’admirer des œuvres d’art sculptées à la main par des artisans locaux ayant des dizaines d’années d’expérience et dont le savoir-faire a été transmis de génération en génération. Pendant la visite du centre, vous dégusterez une boisson fraîche et découvrirez l’histoire de la sculpture sur bois traditionnelle de Kim Bong, qui remonte à plus de 500 ans, et votre guide vous expliquera la valeur du bois flotté dans la vie du village. 

Durée : 1 heure

Atelier de sculpture en bois flotté

Vous vous rendrez dans un village dans la campagne de Hoi An, dont la particularité est d’utiliser du  bois flotté pour la réalisation  de sculptures en bois. Vous aurez l’occasion d’admirer des œuvres d’art sculptées à la main par des artisans locaux ayant des dizaines d’années d’expérience et dont le savoir-faire a été transmis de génération en génération. Ensuite, vous « mettrez la main à la pâte » en faisant vous-même votre sculpture sur bois flotté sous la direction d’artisans talentueux. A la fin de l’atelier vous emporterez votre chef d’œuvre en souvenir de votre séjour à Hoi An.

Durée : 2h 30min

Spanish

Visita a un centro de esculturas de madera flotante.

Visitará un pueblo de la campiña de Hoi An, único en su género por utilizar madera flotante para crear esculturas de madera. Tendrá la oportunidad de admirar obras de arte talladas a mano por artesanos locales con décadas de experiencia, cuyas habilidades se han transmitido de generación en generación. Durante su visita al centro, disfrutará de una bebida refrescante y conocerá la historia de la talla tradicional en madera de Kim Bong, que se remonta a más de 500 años, y su guía le explicará el valor de la madera de deriva en la vida del pueblo.

Duración : 1 hora

Taller de talla de madera flotante

Visitará una aldea de la campiña de Hoi An única en su género, que utiliza la madera flotante para crear esculturas de madera. Tendrá la oportunidad de admirar obras de arte talladas a mano por artesanos locales con décadas de experiencia, cuyas habilidades han pasado de generación en generación. A continuación, creara su propia escultura de madera flottante bajo la dirección de artesanos de gran talento. Al final del taller, se llevará a casa su obra maestra como recuerdo de su estancia en Hoi An.

Duración: 2h 30min

Italian

Visita ad un centro di sculture di legname galleggiante

Visiterete un villaggio nella campagna di Hoi An, la cui particolarità è l’utilizzo di legname galleggiante per creare sculture in legno. Avrete la possibilità di ammirare opere d’arte intagliate a mano da artigiani locali con decenni di esperienza, le cui abilità sono state tramandate di generazione in generazione. Durante la visita al centro, potrete sorseggiare una bevanda fresca e conoscere la storia della tradizionale scultura in legno di Kim Bong, che risale a più di 500 anni fa, e la vostra guida vi spiegherà il valore del legno di scarto nella vita del villaggio.

Durata: 1 ora

Corso di scultura con legname galleggiante

Visiterete un villaggio nella campagna di Hoi An, unico nel suo genere, che utilizza i legname galleggiante per creare sculture in legno. Avrete la possibilità di ammirare opere d’arte intagliate a mano da artigiani locali con decenni di esperienza, le cui abilità sono state tramandate di generazione in generazione. In seguito, vi creerete la vostra scultura in legname galleggiante, sotto la guida di talentuosi artigiani. Alla fine del laboratorio, porterete a casa il vostro capolavoro come ricordo del vostro soggiorno a Hoi An. 

Durata: 2 ore e 30 muniti

German

Ein Besuch in einem Treibholz-Kunstwerk.

Sie fahren zu einem Treibholzdorf in der Landschaft von Hoi An und haben die Gelegenheit, Kunstwerke zu bewundern, die von lokalen Handwerkern mit jahrzehntelanger Erfahrung handgeschnitzt wurden und deren Know-how von Generation zu Generation weitergegeben wurde. Während des Besuchs des Zentrums genießen Sie ein kühles Getränk und erfahren etwas über die Geschichte der traditionellen Schreinerei von Kim Bong, die mehr als 500 Jahre zurückreicht, und Ihr Führer erklärt Ihnen den Wert des Treibholzes für das Leben im Dorf.

Dauer : 1 Stunde

Holzschnitzerei im Treibholzdorf

Sie fahren zu einem Treibholzdorf in der Landschaft von Hoi An und haben die Gelegenheit, Kunstwerke zu bewundern, die von lokalen Handwerkern mit jahrzehntelanger Erfahrung handgeschnitzt wurden und deren Fachwissen von Generation zu Generation weitergegeben wurde. Danach nehmen Sie an einem Holzschnitz-Workshop unter der Anleitung talentierter Handwerker teil und schnitzen ein persönliches Meisterwerk, das Sie als Andenken an Ihre Zeit in Hoi An mit nach Hause nehmen können.

Dauer: 2 Stunden und 30 Minuten