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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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My friends from Australia and I saw this recently and I thoroughly enjoyed it. To be honest my 18 year old son was bored because it was not in English. If it were not in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We booked through out hotel and got front row seats. Family of four with 2 teenagers. We all enjoyed it. We all laughed and we all enjoyed a piece of history. It was great to see this traditional puppet show and imagine how it must have been in the past. Great puppeteers and orchestra. This is a must for any... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My friends from Australia and I saw this recently and I thoroughly enjoyed it. To be honest my 18 year old son was bored because it was not in English. If it were not in Vietnamese it would not be genuine. It tells the legendary history of Vietnam so be sure to read about that history as told by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We popped in to the 3pm showing today after hearing mixed reviews. The tickets are a bargain at 60,000D. We sat right at the back but central and could see everything perfectly. The show is just under an hour so you are kept entertained and the puppets are wonderful. The show is cultural and cleverly performed. Lovely way to spend... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The show its self was pretty cool, but the seating was terrible. I'm 5'9 and my legs were touching the seats in front, not just a little but to the point were I had to pretty much sit sideways. We payed 100,000 for ticket type 1. As supposed to 60k for the other seats. What a waste of money, seated... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The puppet theater is very close to the lake of swords and the center of Hanoi where many other activities can also be done. The show takes about an hour and it was fun to see, my 12 year old was not so impressed and my three year got a little scared. All in all it is fun to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We didn't expect much but were positively surprised about the great show which includes live music (with singers) and gives you a feeling for Vietnamese culture. Definitively worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a 'must see' if you are in Hanoi. Even the most expensive ticket is less than USD5 for a 50 min live show. It is not just a puppet show. It is puppetry accompanied by live singing and traditional instrumental music on stage. It is a very creative performance steep in Vietnam traditions, culture and lifestyle . There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I have to be honest I wasn't looking forward to it as I though it would be a tourist trap and it was but ... It was actually good. Music and puppets were very good. Shame about the cameras/phones in the audience and also the late comers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Decided to check out the water puppets because we were told it was part of Vietnamese culture and I loved it! It was quirky and difficult to infer what the stories were about as they spoke Vietnamese but that made it fun! Definitely worth checking out and only 60 000 dong ($4 AUD) for an hour long show

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Although the show is cute and innovative, they need to start giving english translation of what they are singing else the charm for international tourists will disappear.

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Address: 57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 84 04 8249494
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi

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