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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

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Address: 57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 84 04 8249494
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet...
Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
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A fun traditional show

It is quite interesting with different vignettes played out by a range of water puppets. The accompanying music is very 'cultural' but I didn't always find it easy to listen to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It is quite interesting with different vignettes played out by a range of water puppets. The accompanying music is very 'cultural' but I didn't always find it easy to listen to. The show is cute and funny at times too. All the puppets are quite different and the stories are easy to understand. It's definitely worth an hour sitting in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Vietnamese water puppets are superb. It was a fun evening for our family. The theater was a short walk from our hotel and a great venue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I were very impressed with the Water Puppet Theatre! We weren't sure what to expect, so it definitely exceeded our expectations! Live music, air conditioning, and an enjoyable cultural experience! Definitely a fun evening activity! : )

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Well worth the hour & the crowds. The puppeteers make their puppets themselves. They tell stories related to history & lore Very enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit, good show and they keep you entertained! Things happen that you don't expect, would love to know what they were saying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Excellent way to spend an hour or so on a Saturday evening in Hanoi. The show is in Vietnamese with a small guide available in various languages to tell you what each act is about. The acts are short skits accompanied by live music or singing and tell stories of Vietnamese folklore using the puppets. Cameras are allowed in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

not to be missed when in hanio the show is on at several times during the day so convenient for everybody ,i was not sure before we went but we enjoyed the whole show and story line

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went to water puppets show with my Japanese friend in March. And how nice it was, specially for Japanese guy she was soo enjoyed it. This is first time I saw the show, so now I can understand why foreigners would like to come here to explore the cultural of Vietnam. I would definitely will come back for next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Visited this as part of a tour, so not sure of costs, but a very entertaining show. We were at the front so had a great view but nearly got wet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The water puppet art is incredible- the puppets seem to come to life in the water and it is absolutely magical. I enjoyed the music very much and the set is wonderful. There were some children in the audience who were spell bound and excited- I think this would be a great activity for any family tourists. The show is... More 

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