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Lifestart Foundation Workshop

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Address: 14 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam
Phone Number:
+84 167 355 9447
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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The non-profit Lifestart Foundation Workshop is a not for profit charity...

The non-profit Lifestart Foundation Workshop is a not for profit charity offering visitors to Hoi An art and craft classes as well as the opportunity to find out more about the charity.

Join us for a special half-day experience to learn more about the Lifestart Foundation and to enjoy our traditional art classes! Your half day includes participation in both classes, a brief video about our workshop and an opportunity for one-on-one dialogue with our members. All proceeds fund Lifestart Foundation philanthropic projects in Vietnam.

Traditional Painting Class - Have lots of fun in our traditional painting classes offered by our Lifestart Foundation recipient and local artist, Sinh Trong.

Lantern Making Class - Learn how to make your own miniature Hoi An lantern taught by our workshop staff. Take your unique lantern home as a memory of your time spent at the Lifestart Foundation.

Free Daily Vietnamese Language Class - Feel less like a tourist, and more like a local! Every Morning & Afternoon FREE & FUN 1/2 Hour Lesson!

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Hoi An Lantern Making Class with Lifestart Foundation
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The Lifestart Foundation Traditional Vietnamese Painting Class in Hoi An

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Myself and my two daughters ages 11 and 12 took the Vietnamese language class. I am sorry that I do not remember the name of the young woman who taught that class as she did a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Myself and my two daughters ages 11 and 12 took the Vietnamese language class. I am sorry that I do not remember the name of the young woman who taught that class as she did a fabulous job. Her English was very clear and her teaching style was very effective for this multi age group. The lesson was well organized... More 

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that you and your daughters enjoyed our Free Vietnamese Language class. Hope that what you learned and all of the tips will come in handy. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, we really appreciate it. Sincerely Karen. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did a lantern making class at the lifestart workshop. We really enjoyed making a small lantern each which we got to take home! We were also served refreshments in the form of iced tea whilst we were there. The class size was small and so although there was sometimes a little bit of waiting for people to catch up... More 

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us, we sincerely appreciate it. We are also very happy to hear that you enjoyed your class and value the mission of our organization. Safe Travels. Karen More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The place was easy to find near the market. We went upstairs to the workshop with lanterns hanging from the ceiling, to find everything set out ready for us. Each step of covering the lantern is explained well but also shown, as the staff make one as well. Every step is checked so you get the best result. It's just... More 

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thank you for joining our lantern making class and also for taking the time to write a review for us. It is much appreciated. So happy to hear your feedback and that you enjoyed your time with us. Best Wishes Karen More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Lifestart is a foundation I know from first hand experience that has made a huge difference to the lives of many locals. Although having visited the beautiful workshop many times, this was the first time I participated in a lantern making class. Miss Dung (Yuum) is a highly skilled & efficient teacher. It was also fun to spend a little... More 

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thank you SO much for your review Anthea we really appreciate it. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your lantern making class and I will pass on your comments to Miss Dung. Best Wishes Karen. More 

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I took the free 40 minute Vietnamese class which was very well organized and taught. Not only did it teach very relevant phrases and words, but also a bit about the culture, navigating Vietnam, and good food recommendations. Our teacher was very fun and friendly and spoke English well.

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

We are so happy that you took our Free Vietnamese Language class and we are also very grateful to receive your positive review. We hope that more tourists will enjoy this class in the future. Best Wishes Karen More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This was book through our travel agent. I was not sure what to make of it initially. But when we got there, we were initially taught how to paint a typical Vietnamese scene which at the end of the lesson we painted on a special paper as a card. I was amazed at how good both cards looked, despite th... More 

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your classes with us. Glad to hear you were amazed with your results from your painting class and that you had fun. Safe travels Karen More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I heard about this workshop through TA and thought it would be cool and unique experience. When booking we were told the morning class had over 20 in it so we opted for the 3:30pm class and we were asked to arrive 15mins early. We arrived 15mins early (as asked) for our class only to be told... More 

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review for us and I am glad to hear that you had a good experience. With respect to your comment as to our class being "quite pricey " - I have two comments - 1. You and your wife actually had a private class which is considerably more expensive however you only... More 

Aldershot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

21 members of Scenic tour of Vietnam and Cambodia attended a morning lantern making session in Hoi An. The tutor and her assistance spoke excellent |English and made the complete session both fun and interesting. Our completed lanterns made it home safe and sound.

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review for us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that your lanterns made it home safely! Best Wishes, Karen More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We spent a very enjoyable couple of hours at Lifestart Foundation for our lantern-making workshop. Our tutor was patient, calm and interesting - giving us step by step instructions and help. The lantern-making is very absorbing as you get into the rhythm of the craft and it was a very relaxing afternoon in the cool and quiet of the workshop.... More 

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your support of Lifestart Foundation by taking one of our Lantern making classes. We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed learning about our projects and how our organization is helping the local community. Sincerely, Karen More 

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We had a good time making lanterns here. The woman spoke perfect English. She was incredibly friendly and easy to get a long with. We truly enjoyed this workshop for our family.

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

So happy to hear that your family enjoyed their lantern making class with us. I will pass on your compliments to your teacher too. Thank you so much for your support. Sincerely, Karen. More 

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