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Meet your host, an avid painter and prominent figure among Hue's lacquer artists, to get to know one of Vietnam's most ancient forms of decoration. Incorporate the basic colors of brown, black, red, yellow, and white while inlaying egg, crab, and snail shells to enhance the decorative aesthetics of the object as you work.
In the modern-day adaptations of this ancient art, you can see different techniques of mixing dyes, adding various tones of green to enrich the color schemes, the use of shading to emphasize the patterns, and methods of applying pumice and polish. You can learn a lot about ancient Vietnamese art while trying this course, and create your own piece of traditional lacquer art by the time you're done. Read More close
Vietnamese massage has been practiced for centuries. Taken from the traditions of Chinese medicine, Vietnamese massage differs from Thai massage by placing a greater focus on kneading and working out knots in the muscles, as opposed to the Thai technique of stretching the muscle and limb movements. From Cambodia to Indonesia, there are many different forms of massage practiced throughout Southeast Asia, and learning how they are different from one another can also teach you something about a specific region's culture and history.
In a comfortable workshop setting, learn how to perform a full-body massage using a combination of natural ingredients to facilitate relaxation. Finally, practice the steps for completing a facial massage, learning to make face packs from simple, easy-to-find natural ingredients.
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With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for traditional hat making, your host can not only teach you how to weave your own conical hat, but help you understand the intricacies behind each one. Learn to identify the slight differences in materials, techniques, and look based on which region the hat was made in, and secrets like the famous non bai tho, or poem hat, which has pictures of bamboo or even lines of verse that can only be seen under the sunlight.
By the end of the half-day workshop, you have picked up the skills to use the needles, thread, bamboo rings, molds, palm leaves, and other tools involved in crafting a non la, and you can take home your own handmade piece of Vietnamese heritage. Read More close
Your workshop takes place in Hue's Thanh Tien Village, well-known for the centuries of tradition behind its paper flowers. Since Hue's days as the capital of Vietnam's Nguyen dynasty, local artisans have built this reputation, having supplied pieces directly to imperial royalty, and you can learn directly from the latest generation of this artistic heritage.
During the lesson, you add texture and petal-like curves to the basic sheets of paper, and then assemble them into the famous flower shapes that decorate solemn places and altars throughout Hue. Because of the city's harsh weather, with its heavy rainfall and glaring sunlight, these fixtures have been a popular alternative to fresh flowers and have become a local tradition.
By the end of your time with the masters, you can take home some new insight along with an intricate example of the lotus paper flower. Read More close
Day 1: DMZ, Phong Nha Cave & Tien Son Cave
Get picked up for your hotel and begin heading for the Quang Binh province, which the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park extends into. On the way, visit the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone, which runs along the Ben Hai River and once divided North and South Vietnam. Learn about its role in during the Vietnam War, and hear stories about the violent battles which took place on the river and Hien Luong Bridge from your guide.
After arriving in Quang Binh, grab lunch at a local restaurant before exploring the caves of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. Your guide takes you on a boat up the Son River to the Phong Nha Cave, which runs over 27 miles (44. 5 km) long. Inside, marvel at its underground river and incredible rock formations, which are illuminated by colorful lights. Also get the chance to visit the Tien Son Cave, a cavernous space rife with impressive speleothems. At the end of the day, enjoy overnight accommodation at a homestay in Chay Lap.
Day 2: Chay River Kayaking & Thien Duong Cave
Start your morning with an invigorating kayak trip on the Chay River, where you can admire the serene and natural scenery around you or go for a swim. After you return to shore, drive to Thien Duong Cave, also known as "Paradise Cave. " The longest dry cave in Asia at a length of 19 miles (31 km), Thien Duong's stunning display of stalagmites and stalactites creates an artistic vista that stirs the imagination. After being astounded by the cave's beauty, return to Quang Binh for lunch before transferring back to Hue and ending your tour. Read More close
Not far from the Imperial City where Vietnam's last dynasty ruled for more than a century, you get your chance to practice the flourishing tradition of woodcraft in central Vietnam. Learn to combine modern and ancient techniques to realize this unique form of craftsmanship, with help from instructors with years of experience under their belts.
During the course of the workshop, as you sit on a floor covered with wooden chips, you can bring a block to life and form a deep connection with the creation as you give it form. Leave with your own handmade wooden mask, plus a newfound appreciation for this craft and an ability to better appreciate the beautiful carvings at the nearby imperial palace. Read More close
3 hours 30 minutes