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Address: 195 Nguyen Van Huong | Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City 7000, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 8 37446457
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Come and enjoy Vietnamese food at Ngon restaurant Thao Dien Village...
Come and enjoy Vietnamese food at Ngon restaurant Thao Dien Village, visitors can entertain themselves with water puppet show here. The show upholds the culture, the traditions of this country and is acted like normal human beings by the well-trained artists. It highlights the creative bent of mind of the inhabitants of the city. Weekly one show is held from 19:30 to 20:00 every Saturday at Ngon restaurant in Thao Dien Village.
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Water puppet show

Great for kids. My little ones are 5 and 3 and they had a blast. You have to pay to enter the museum and then pay another fee to watch the show.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The attraction is really nice. The story is told in their language, there's no English speaker. But, it still good choice to watch the show.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great for kids. My little ones are 5 and 3 and they had a blast. You have to pay to enter the museum and then pay another fee to watch the show.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had never seen anything like this water puppet show. Of course we had seen puppets before, however, never in water. There was music in the background. The puppets kept moving (lots of action) and changing with the presentation. Would be fun for children and families.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was one memorable show I can't forget. The puppets dance on a pool of water with melodious tunes played by traditional Vietnamese orchestra in the background. The sound of bells, drums, gongs and flutes create a mesmerizing environment. Don't forget to buy the miniature puppets from there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Was in Saigon two years ago and missed this show. So glad I made a point to see it this time. Worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Wasn't sure what to expect but it was fantastic the colour and the music highly recommend through hai an express the tour guide is very knowledgable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Did not know what to expect as we were on a group tour,well this show is unbelievable , so professional & interesting ,a must see show

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This was a fun experience because it was entertaining and very different. It was all said in Vietnamese (obviously) but we were still able to understand the story line. It had live music with traditional Vietnamese instruments. The weather in Ho Chi Minh was so hot that it was really nice to be in a dark theater with air con.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Very amusing and cleverly done. Music and sounds were all by live performers who were excellent. Even though we had no idea what they were saying, it all went seamlessly well and you could sit back and enjoy it. If you have kids they'd love it and they usually seat them close to or at the front rows. Having said... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Water puppetry said to have originated in Northern Vietnam and was brought to Ho Chi Minh city by refugees when the country was split into two. The show itself is impressive - the puppets are being controlled from the back (or is it underwater), with the water hiding the control mechanisms. The puppet masters are very skillful and talented, as... More 

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