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Vietnam National Tuong Theatre

51 Duong Thanh, | Hanoi, Hoan Kiem, Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam
84.4 8.370.046 - 7.643.449
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Ranked #9 of 99 Attractions in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It was very clever and entertaining. IT was great to see such an old art being maintained by the younger generation

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New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Get ready to be blown away -- truly! imagining some hard to follow, arcane and unengaging piece of somewhat amateurish theatre -- WRONG! The acting, music, movements and costumes make this truly a glorious spectacle. They had us from the first moment with the dancing dragons. I have never seen such a fully integrated piece of theatre (acting, music, movements,... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This was a truly vibrant performance that made me appreciate being in Vietnam all the more. The acting was fantastically done; some scenes were hilarious, others were intense (Ho Nguyet Co Turning into a Fox), but it all made for a nice break from chaotic Hanoi. The music was even declared an "Intangible Cultural World Heritage Event" by UNESCO. I... More

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Hua Hin, Thailand
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is an expensive and short performance (45 minutes). There were only 12 people in the audience. The performers were all good though it was a little strange. The 3rd act involves the love-making and birth of a dragon through music and dance. It was kinda weird. However, the first act with the old man and the young wife was... More

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This show is 45 minutes long, and it did keep my attention through most of it. There is information for visitors to Vietnam about the acts in the performance and the current scenes going on onstage, and that's a great asset. However, at the finish, my partner and I both felt that we could've skipped it and not felt that... More

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My wife went yesterday for the hour long performance which she totally enjoyed.- 150,000 dong. Lovely traditional Vietamese instruments, well choreographed comic play, dance and two men singing. Beautiful, colorful costumes. After the performance the audience was invited on stage to have their pictures taken with the full cast of 16 actors. Also the audience was given 2 treats which... More

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This was really special, a classical theater production featuring music, traditional instruments, incredible costumes. You can watch the actors making up in the lobby. Do not miss this, shows are on Mon and Thursday nights.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

A wonderful collection of few smaller performances across various segments (a comic play, a well choreographed solo performance, a music performance, a traditional tale in the form of dance drama). The fee is a little steep as compared to the water puppet show which finds its mention in almost all tourist lists, but the performance was nevertheless far superior. Apart... More

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Panevezys, Lithuania
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

So nice show. It is a pity the theater is so unnoticed by the crowds of tourists staying near by in Hoan Kiem district... People often say it is nothing to do in Hanoi. Not true. Tuong theater is one of many ignored wonderful attractions. If you are interested in traditional culture it is must to see the performance there.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I do agree with those who say the show is underrated - with all the tourist crowds that one sees in the streets of Hanoi only a handful of spectators can be found in the auditorium. The show is not only an expected "presentation" of traditional arts and music, it is actually a true performance with good actors and musicians!... More

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