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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 2014
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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Holon, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Show very special and unique. Show illustrating the daily life of residents in the villages. Band with singers and instrumentalists authentic instruments accompanies the show.Powered by 10 people using bamboo poles under water for operating the puppet.'s Very interesting but I think a bit longer performance

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Being in Vietmanese with no translation it is hard to follow the story! However enjoyable as a one if lasting about an hour, with clever puppets and local music/ singing. I found the band as interesting as the puppets with some more unusual instruments being played. The theatre itself is cramped and hot with only a couple of fans about,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Well after seeing this show, we made the decision that we really arent into watching forced "cultural shows". It was great for the first 5 mins, but really thats all you need to see of it. Had the chance to see them in Hanoi also, but decided to pass. Plenty of other things to see and do instead. Watching the... More

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Gold Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I did have to drag Peter along but I think he laughed the loudest. I sat enthralled still unsure of how they achieved what they did. Very reasonable fee of $8 US Only a short show but well worth the time luckily only a short walk from our hotel We are now about to head out to tbe night markets

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Not bad. Interesting for first timers. The sound effects and casts involved in the puppet show did their part to make it pleasing to viewers. Although the seats are old and has cockroach near the stage, it was worth the try.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Don't know wether it was because was so looking forward to show, but felt let down and maybe could off found another show showing the Vietnam culture that would of been better.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

While I understand the significance of this show to the people of Vietnam and a brief explanation of the semblance of this show was given to us by our driver so we had a brief insight into what it represented, the introduction was too brief and the program only outlined the various parts of the show with no explanation leaving... More

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have a weakness for water puppet shows, maybe it's the music, maybe the magic, and the show we saw at Thao Dien was really good.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a well done puppet show staged by talented musicians and puppeteers. It runs for 45 minutes and is broken down into many small sections that each have their own story line, and is often humorous at times. The water puppets are very interesting and clever, however, I did find that towards the end, it lost its excitement a... More

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Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The theatre is packed most times with locals.they enjoyed the show more than me. Whilst it is interesting , depicting rural life etc in Vietnam,I found it a little boring. The show is set in a large pool with the puppeteers behind a scene screen. Seems to go on forever with different forms of lifestyle being depicted.the finale shows all... More

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