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Vietnam National Tuong Theatre

Address: 51 Duong Thanh, | Hanoi, Hoan Kiem, Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 84.4 8.370.046 - 7.643.449
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Ranked #32 of 169 things to do in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts

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Wellington, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Happened to be walking past just before the show started and ended up going in to see what it was. Got to dress up in the costumes and pose on the giant golden throne which was cool. The show was great in a slapstick kind of way, the costumes were amazing and it was an interesting aspect of vietnamese culture... More 

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This could have been a fun show if they had bothered to share some of the story in the expensive glossy flier you picked up or done some translation caption on wall while the singing was happenings. The first 10 minutes of observing the traditional instruments and the singing were nice but after that I had no clue what was... More 

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mexico city
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

great actors and actress! they really know what performance is! if you never see this kind of show, you won't let you down! btw, im photographer, so i asked them to let me to get in the backstage, and they said yes, they were just nice and kind!

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

It would have been a beautiful 45 minute show but unfortunately they allow cameras and filming devices so all the 8 rows in front of us were camera screens and huge iPads! Most annoying, because it was extremely had to see any of the show! Try to get front row seats so you can enjoy it. Great story lines, singing... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's something unique to Hanoi I believe and clearly a very old tradition. At 45 minutes it's a bit longer than necessary, but certainly something of a must-see. Kids would probably like it.

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Singapore, Singapore
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The performance is quite amazing. (The puppets in the water). And the woman who sing the song and also narration has so so beautiful voice. Overall, the show worth to see since you can learn their lifestyle, culture and tradition from the performance. But the worst thing is the seat. They are so tight and very uncomfortable. If you are... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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