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Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St. | Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

an excellent performance and a different experience of water puppets.eleven small performances with different stories. everything is in vietnamese language so you have to understand the theme only with actions. Great one.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

As I was spending a few days in Saigon alone before my friends arrived, I sought out some activites to do. I thought that a "water puppet show" sounded quite interesting and very unique. It was a bit difficult to get tickets in advance because you could not buy them online and had to pick them up in person, and... More

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Northamptonshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is aimed squarely at tourists - and why not? - and I guess it finds itself on the itinerary of more groups than not. At about 50 minutes it felt just the right length, and although it wasn't always easy to work out just what was going on, the fascinating live music and sound effects and the sheer skill... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

You'll spend the first few minutes trying to figure out how they operate the puppets, are the puppeteers under water, etc but then you will work it out and sit back and enjoy the music, the singing and the puppetry, even if you don't understand a word of it. Very enjoyable

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is cute :-) nice music to go with the silent performance. There is a lady who sings throughout expressing the show well. Interestingly, quite a moving theatrical performance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

very nice place,friendly waitress, excellent food. was one of the best sushi i have ever tasted!! not cheap,but worth every dong/dollar ;)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is the type of thing you probably should see once, but need to see only once. It’s very professionally done, with puppet masters standing in the water behind screens and musicians playing on either side. The stories, though, were rather weird and hard to follow, and the music will certainly not be to everyone’s taste. The floor of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I have seen the one in Hanoi and now, in HCM. Personally, Hanoi's water puppet show is a little better for me as it covered 1 legend. But HCM's covers more breadth, coming more stories into 1 show.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

For about forty five minutes, we watched various puppets splash around a "water stage" while middle aged people played some kind of Vietnamese folk song with their instruments. I found it to be a rather bizarre performance; maybe because I couldn't understand a thing (the whole performance was in Vietnamese).

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Huntly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Loved the show better having seen a similar one last year in Hanoi.nicer less congested atmosphere here and the puppets were cheap to buy!

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