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Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St. | Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
84-88272653
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sydney
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

worth a look and very well done, but no explaination to non speaking guest. I had to ask others when finished. its is based on 17 different little stories. Puppets were very well done and amusing. but I feel they needed someone before the show to explain not just a flyer that meant nothing to most.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I've taken my kids to this before and the loved it. We had visitors in from out of town and decided to take them to the later showing shown on their pamphlet. We arrived just as the earlier show was getting out and were told that they had decided not to do the later show that day. Very interesting little... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Water puppet show was a unique experience, never seen before. Puppets depicted the traditional culture of vietnam. We got to try our hands on puppets also.

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Coburg
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Of course, it's for tourists, but the show is really good, even in artistic terms. My 6 y/o daughter loved it, and I was honestly pleasantly surprised about the quality of the performance. It is really a "must see" in HCM City (or in Hanoi).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Enjoyable show, with the water puppets, music and singing - in Vietnamese, though this didn't matter as there isn't much of a story to keep up with. Does a fun job of sharing examples of traditional Vietnamese life. Show is 50 minutes and worth checking out, pretty unique.

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Miami
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was the second time that I saw a water puppet theatre show, and I had a hard time telling the difference between the two shows. I am not saying that I didn't enjoy it, but I do think that it may be a bit of an acquired taste. However, my 4 year old son loved it and was on... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great show, I loved how the puppets moved.Live music too - just the right length of time for show too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Tiny theater where the puppets rise from the water. You don't need to understand the language to get the just. Well worth a vist but if you are tall, sit on the edge seats as there is no leg room.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

One of those things you must check off the list when visiting. Though I felt the show was a bit long (roughly one hour of puppets is a long time) but inventive and entertaining. Also you are allowed to take photos and videos (no extra charges like some of the theaters I saw in Hanoi where one pays extra to... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This show has a long heritage BUT....wow not that good...However if you are traveling with young kids (under 7) it is a must see just for them

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