Drive 3 hours from Hue over Hai Van Pass to the ancient town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is well-preserved where some streets are off-limits to motorbikes and building alterations are well enforced. Enjoy a walking tour around the ancient town centre and take in the former merchants’ house, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colourful market with its stalls brimming with local specialties. You can get measured and fitted this afternoon and your new garments will be ready for collection tomorrow. Lantern, the simple yet colorful item is now an essential part of Hoi An culture. The lantern is inspired and hand-made by local artisans and is meant to bring good fortune. It is really made a comeback by an experienced descendant – Mr. Huynh Van Trung who was born in the traditional lantern making family for generations. Trung inherits valuable skills in making lantern from his father – the well-known artisan Huynh Van Ba. Chat with him for a brief introduction to the history, shape, and color of the lanterns as well as the stages of production. Try creating your own lantern and take it home as a souvenir.