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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi, Vietnam
84 04 8249494
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As featured in 3 days in Hanoi and 1 other guide
Ranked #19 of 96 Attractions in Hanoi
Type: Theaters
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

First time seeing a puppet show with water-stage! The story of the show is depicted in an interesting and humorous way. But it will be better if subtitles are provided as the show is conducted in Vietnamese language, making me hard to understand some of the scenes.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

A fascinating display of very clever puppeteers in water. The musicians showed their skill with music helping to tell story for puppets

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The show was extreemly entertaining and the live music was fantastic. Would highly recommend this attraction

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A visit to the Water Puppet Theatre is a unique experience to see the "myths and legends" of Vietnam performed in a water environment. Well worth the visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

beautiful and so different from anything else you could see on a typical night out. The music was great! Even though everything is in vietnamese and you really cant follow the story at all it's still a good experience. It's cheap and cultural. We were a group of nine young backpackers and we had a good laugh (a couple of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Before today's RV and Internet world existed the entertainment and musical stories were told through shows like this and it should definitely be on your list of things to do in Hanoi. The puppets and in water and telling the stories with little people, dragons, fish and even using fireworks as part of the act.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This show was amazing my husband and I enjoyed it very much it was worth going to have a look.the lake around the show was lovely filled with flowers as it was Chinese New Year.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

We really looked forward to see the show, but it is kind of tourist trap, and we were bored. I do not recommend it at all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The first time I saw a water puppet show and I was impressed. It was nicely done with most of the puppets were in the water. It was done in Vietnamese, luckily there was a handout in English telling us what was happening during the show. A must if you go to Hanoi!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The show lasts about one hour (on the short side). It is composed of a series of brief sketches depicting the vietnamese rural life and its mythology and some music-only parts. There are two tiers of tickets, the cheap one goes for 60.000 dong and the expensive one for 100.000. I highly suggest buying the expensive one, because the difference... More

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