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Address: 55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St. | Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Phone Number: 84-88272653
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I was sceptical about seeing them, thinking it was more for children but really enjoyed the performance. I'd never seen water puppets before and think that they are definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We recently visited Saigon with some friends who were experiencing their first visit to Vietnam. My wife and I have seen the water puppets before in Hanoi but we left feeling the Golden Dragon experience was superior. I think the more intimate setting of this Theatre gives the viewer a more enjoyable experience, as you are able to fully immerse... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I was sceptical about seeing them, thinking it was more for children but really enjoyed the performance. I'd never seen water puppets before and think that they are definitely worth seeing at least once in a lifetime. I'll go again to water puppets elsewhere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I have been going to Saigon many times and I have always managed to not visit this place because I thought it will be boring. But this time, I am traveling with a friend who is teacher and she wanted to see it. The water puppet show is 45 mins of fun entertainment. The whole dialogue is in Chinese (I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Water puppetry originated in the north of Vietnam. Since I've not seen the show in Hanoi, I can't really make a comparison. However, from what I did see, it was an interesting enough experience. For one thing, it involves a colourful stage (with music and song performed by live musicians) and a body of murky-looking water (presumably representing the Mekong... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This show costs 180,000 VND. The show lasts for about 50 minutes. The entire show is in vietnamese and is not translated. The puppets do not do much and frankly the entire show was a bore. I almost fell asleep. Definitely not a recommended tourist site.

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Davao City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Excellent performers, and very nice choreographies. Very unique show of underwater handled puppets. Song and dance, native stories, and many other enjoyable short sketches. Nice family entertainment.. We are still trying to figure out how can they do it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This show was included as part of a night tour we did. I was handed a brochure upon entry and it didn't sell the idea to me, so I would not have booked this show on its own as something to do otherwise. The seat would fold up on you if your backside was too far back, perhaps a ploy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This occurs in a old fashioned theatre (seats were comfortable). I arrived by myself 15mi before the show’s start time and was ushered to a seat in the corner front row in an almost empty theatre. This rapidly changed as several tour buses turned up, fulling the theatre up to near capacity. The 45 min show was interesting (and a... More 

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Really interesting show. The first time I've watched puppet show in "water". Though the show tells about the Vietnam culture in their own language, the show can be "understood" even by the children through the puppets' creative performance. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Should give it a shot if you visit HCMC. Very unique and entertaining. Eventhough everything was in Vietnamese language but you will be able to understand behind each stories... oh yes love the dragon too....

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