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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

Address: 57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 84 04 8249494
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Ranked #157 of 471 Activities in Hanoi
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

An interesting experience and well worth am evening visit. I have seen puppet shows before but never something like this... the puppets seem to move by themselves in the water... various types of puppets and each act depicts some folklore. Set to traditional live music which is in itself quite pleasant. You need to book in advance as very popular... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The puppets are beautiful and the performers very talented. However, this is made for tourists. Cameras are allowed in the theater and totally distract from the show. You are rushed in and out so the next show can start. All in all, it was worth doing, but I would not go back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The Hoan Kiem Lake is the epicentre of the Old Quarter and here we watched the Water Puppet Show. The artists have performed internationally and my wife absolutely loved the music and puppets..unfortunately i would rather have stayed home! It was a pretty dull show and i would not recommend this unless you absolutely have nothing to do....

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The performance was terrific and the puppeteering impressive (dragons breathing fire!). Printed programmes in several languages are available inside the foyer, so you can keep abreast of the different segments of the show. Problems can arise if you're particularly tall (over 180cm), as the leg room is far less impressive than the show. It only runs for around 45 minutes,... More 

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eumundi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Next stop was the famous water puppets, marionette and stick puppets with local music, fire breathing dragons, lovely fairies dancing, singing and stories was a unique form of theatre and we both enjoyed it very much for a huge sum of $3 each. Have i mentioned how cheap Vietnam is!!! lol

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Being vietnamese, I had never seen a water puppet show and I was determined to see one. I'm glad I did. The show was great! Hearing the music and songs reminded me of my mother when she used to sing to me. Everyone involved in the production is expertly skilled and I can see why this show travels all over... More 

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Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The puppet theatre was an excellent venue to experience Vietnamese culture with wonderful Vietnamese music and colourful puppets .... a great show overall even though it is done in Vietnamese. Anyone will be enchanted!

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George Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The theater consists of a pool of water as its "stage", with the backdrop of a traditional Vietnamese house and a team of musical performers at the side of the pool. Each show runs for 1 hour and comprises a total of 14 different themes, each lasting for several minutes and they depict the history or the lifestyle in Vietnam.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Good introduction into vietnamese culture. Amazing how they actually do the puppetry . 100 vnd entry

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A exceptional traditional water puppet show, not to be missed. You can not find better puppet show anywhere in the world. One hour show , very reasonable price, only 5 $ US . They show 14 different Vietnam traditional theme based shows, like Thang Long festival, Dragon dance, Buffalo boy playing flute, rice planting, soil ploughing, catching frogs, fishing unicorn... More 

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