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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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Traveler Description: If you plan to see the water puppets show at Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre in Ho Chi Minh, plan ahead and get your tickets the day you get there... more »
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Took two kids (4yrs and 7yrs) and we enjoyed it. While much was not understood, it did not matter. The performance was delightful and fun, and lots new to see. We were lucky enough to have seats at the front, perfect for the performance.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This show represents the local culture and life. It is interesting but a little boring and repetitive at times. I would recommend it as an attraction but not top of the list and if you are pressed for time, there are more fun things to see. The performers do work hard and the presentation is very good and is a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

All in Vietnamese language. Though beautiful and entertaining, the story cannot be understood because they used their own language! All in all great!

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A must see when in Vietnam ,Ho Chi Minh City.Very cute,well made,entertaining and very folk style.It has 3 shows every evening of 50 mins each.A nice show and good for children and adults alike.Kudos to the artists for hard work and keeping alive such a beautiful art form alive still.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Not to spoil your visit - it is worth visiting. It is no IMAX theatre but it made me feel like a little boy again fascinated by such art. And they do it well. Watch out for cab scammers outside, don't ride on anyone that approaches you - hail a real cab instead.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I enjoyed seeing the water puppets show. It was certainly a cultural experience one should try and take in when in Vietnam. Traditional singers and musicians and puppetry. Be warned that they tend to tell you that the show tickets have been sold out when in fact they haven't. So keep going back to the ticket window to ask even... More

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Creve Coeur, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I was in a water puppet theatre years ago...in a rural setting. This is a very professional show, in an AC small theatre, and a must for young and old to see a style that was originated...in the rural settings of Vietnam !

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Recommended by our tour guide. Great cultural experience. You are allowed to take photos and video during the performance which is great. The whole thing is in Vietnamese but the program gives you the story so you can follow along. I haven't seen anything quite like it before so enjoyed it very much.

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Muswellbrook, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Leaves Hanoi in its wake,seems to be more authentic,certainly not as noisy,go.... You will enjoy. Best to walk there in the early evening,to savour the smell,bustle and changing day/night activities

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It is just such an enjoyable moment watching something that seems so intriguing, and in the meantime you get to know more about vietnamese culture, the price is not that cheap in average, but the water puppet show is great, There are just too many hidden treasures within this culture.

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