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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi, Vietnam
84 04 8249494
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Water Puppet Show with Buffet Dinner from Hanoi
71%
Ranked #14 of 91 Attractions in Hanoi
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting...
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Great fun. Our 4 and 15 year old kids loved it (so did we).. For $8 au each it was great value and gave us a sit down for an hour. Only draw back was the fools that cannot take pictures without flash. It does take away from the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The theater was small and they really cram you in there but I had never seen anything like it. You have to pay extra to take pictures and it's pretty dark so they didn't come out well, but I thought it was a cool experience overall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This traditional puppet show has to be one the "must see" experiences for any visitor to Hanoi. See it for the amazing puppetry and the beautiful traditional music. But beware - the seating is extremely tight. No leg room. Plus they need to enact a policy of no camera photos, no cellphone photos or no iPad photos during the performance.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The water puppet of hanoi is a great and lovely experience. Absolutely deserves the money. The show is not too long and not too short and very enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Good cultural show The music is performed live, we didn't understand a word of it but it was very melodious the water puppets very interesting and depict stories and culture of ancient Vietnam

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I've never actually seen water puppet theatry before, so I have nothing to compare it to. But I can say that it was a most enjoyable evening. And it was well designed for people not of vietnamese background. The puppetry was amazing, the fireworks and music were well suited to the audience, and it was a very lovely experience to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We saw this at the end of a long trip and slept through half of it. It's cute for the first few minutes, but we didn't know or understand the stories they were portraying, so not much entertainment. The seats didn't allow enough leg room and we were happy the show wasn't longer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

If you have not seen this show before then you should watch it once. We might not understand the whole story as it's songs and language is in Vietnamese but we should appreciate the people behind the puppets. They actually stand in the water for at least 1 hr for the duration of the show. This is more of appreciation... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The good: The show was sold out at the desk, however you can ask about 60k dong cheap seats on the sides. We were unsure how good these seats would be but were very pleased as there weren't rows of people infront of us as these seats were separate from the main seating's. It is amazing what the puppeteers can... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Is a traditional water puppet show with Vietnamese singing traditional song which you don't understand a word. Well is always up to you guys if you wanted to watch it because it sound like if you don't go, you don't look like you went to Hanoi. The show is about 1 hour long with few different stories to watch. Be... More 

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