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Be immersed in Hue’s rich culture with a kite-making course. Step into the workshop of a third-generation kite maker for an in-depth look at this ancient art form. Learn about the legends of emperors while painting a unique, hand-made souvenir.

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ITINERARY

Hue Cultural Lens Kite Making Artisanry - Half Day

Today’s tour will begin at 08:30. Learn about Hue’s rich culture and heritage from a local artisan. Transfer to the home of Mr. Cu, the director of Hue’s ‘Kite Flying Club’. For three generations, his family has been making traditional Vietnamese kites and he has more than 45 years of experience in crafting unique, handmade kites.

Enter his house, seeing examples of his remarkable kites. Hear about the history of kite flying in Vietnam, a form of once entertainment favoured by the aristocracy and mandarins of the Nguyen Dynasty. Then step into his workshop and watch as the master demonstrates his techniques. Learn about his life as an artisan and the traditional methods he uses to make his one-of-a-kind kites.

After this introduction, it is time for a hands-on kite-making course. Under Mr. Cu’s guidance, grab a brush and start painting a traditional, 1.5-meter-long Hue-style kite. Wrap up this kite making Hue experience with a truly unique handmade souvenir- a reminder of Hue’s rich artistic heritage.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Our Services include:

  •   English or French speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  •   Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  •   Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  •   One 1.5 meter kite, foldable for transport

Our Services do not include:

  •   Other meals than mentioned
  •   Other services than mentioned
  •   International and Domestic Flights
  •   Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  •   Tips, Travel insurance

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