Pick up a local skill during this half-day workshop. Learn how to make a traditional nón lá Vietnamese hat. Starting with only palm bark leaves, you'll soon have a hand-made hat to keep the sun off your face throughout your travels. Participate in a centuries-old local pastime while making your own iconic Vietnamese souvenir.
Enjoy protection from rain or shine: a nón lá is a versatile accessory!
Get to know your guide and tutor in a small group setting
Avoid buying a machine made nón lá: making your own means you get the real thing
Don't stress about haggling for a tuk-tuk: pick up from a convenient meeting point is included
The activity can start any time between 9am and 2pm every day.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Most travelers can participate
A maximum of 4 people per booking
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This is a unique experience that I'd recommend to anyone with a spare few hours whilst in Hanoi, especially as it is far more rewarding to think you've made your own hat or non la as opposed to just buying it. You have to find your own way to the venue which is not too difficult with a good map. The Guide we had was very helpful and friendly although I did not appreciate the personal comments about my weight/size! The lady who makes the non la's is amazing at her job and fascinating to watch.