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Water puppet show at Thao Dien Village

195 Nguyen Van Huong | Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City 7000, Vietnam
+84 8 37446457
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Dinner Theaters
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Come and enjoy Vietnamese food at Ngon restaurant Thao Dien Village, visitors can entertain themselves with water puppet show here. The show upholds... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The puppet show was very cute. A quality show, no puppets with peeling paint, faded costumes etc. Everything was shiny and nice. The musicians and singers are off to the side so you can watch them. Be aware that everything is in Vietnamese however so you might not understand it! They kinda need an English (or multiple languages) handout at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The language was all in Vietnamese and that bothered some of our fellow Gate 1 Travel group. Also the seats were very close together and it was uncomfortable for some of the larger members of our group. However, it was very entertaining and you really did not need the language to get into the simple stories. I enjoyed it very... More

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Bellingen, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I really enjoyed the water puppet show and found it quite humorous as well. We got there a little early and had nice coffe and cake downstairs before it started. We were able to purchase tickets the previous day for a small amount, we would have paid more for this. The orchestra looked and sounded beautiful adding a wonderful dimension... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Just watching the kindergarten class reacting to the amazing feats of water puppetry was enough; the puppet show itself was the icing on the rather wet cake for me! Go! Preferably when there are youngsters, many of them, in the audience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We still do not understand how they did the puppets it was funny & well done. We had a fun night out talented people worth seeing. We got a cab from our hotel only $2.50. Brilliant, very entertaining and well done. Went on a trip and had a lovely meal on the river following the show. We are glad we... More

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This was just behind the War Remnants museum so we combined the 2 in one afternoon/ early evening. You need to book (our hotel reserved tickets for us and we paid when we got there) and the nearer the front the cooler it is (no air conditioners towards the back). But good fun and felt authentic, not like any other... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Brilliant, very entertaining and well done. Went on a trip and had a lovely meal on the river following the show.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We still do not understand how they did the puppets it was funny & well done We had a fun night out Talented people Worth seeing We got a cab from our hotel only $2.50

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We did not appreciate the show as we could not understand the folk songs in Vietnamese. The musicians should be given more highlight especially a more decent place to perform instead of squeezing on both sides of the stage.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We are glad we went to this show. It lasted for about 45 minutes, and it was entertaining. We were amazed at the agility of the young people behind the scenes who manipulated the puppets. Although we could not understand the exchanges, the program which describes the different scenes, was helpful. It was a fun evening. Our hotel had arranged... More

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