Paper Mask Making Class

Preserving an Ancient Dying Heritage

Class size: 1 - 10 guests

Duration: 2 hours

Wearing paper masks is a treasured and beloved tradition among the locals and traditional paper masks have been a favorite traditional toy among Vietnamese children. During the festival night, children dressed in colorful paper masks and carrying bobbing lanterns parade around the neighborhood, similar to trick-or-treating on Halloween. Unfortunately, it is now a dying art, with modern toys supplanting this age-old tradition. During this exclusive visit, you will have access to a hidden gem in Hanoi's Old Quarter and make your own paper masks with the only couple left to carry on the tradition.

Full itinerary

Day Paper Mask Making Class
  • Release the inner artist in you and join a traditional Vietnamese mask-making workshop in the rustic backstreets of Hanoi.
  • A chance to get hands-on experience with this centuries-old craft that hasn't changed a whit.
  • Meet and interact with your host pair, a couple who are the only people in Hanoi keeping this heritage alive.
  • opportunity to learn more about the Mid-Autumn Festival, where these masks are traditionally worn by children.
  • This workshop is perfect for children. It's fun and culturally educational at the same time.
  • Bring home a traditional mask and make it unique wall decor.

Price and Condition

Price is based on a group-sharing tour. Please contact us if you want a private tour for you and your accompanies only.

Inclusive of:

  • All tools, equipment and material required for the workshop
  • One ready made traditional mask per person
  • English speaking facilitator
  • Light refreshments

 Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service within Hanoi (can be included at additional cost)
  • Other personal expenses
  • Meals

Price and Condition

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