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“Very different and interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi, Vietnam
84 04 8249494
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Private Tour: Hanoi City Tour Including Water...
Ranked #14 of 91 Attractions in Hanoi
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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“Very different and interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This show runs 5 times a day, 7 times a week. So you will undoubtedly be able to get a ticket. When we went it cost 100,000 dong for the 'good' seats which are close to the front. The puppeteers are obviously well practised, but the puppets looked like they'd seen a lot of wear and tear. It's a very well orchestrated affair and lasts about an hour. Explanations of what's happening in each scene is shown on a projector screen. It's all accompanied by traditional vietnamese music.

My partner is very tall (6'4"), and so couldn't fit in the seats. But the usher kindly gave him a chair in the aisle to sit on.

Visited August 2013
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George Town, Malaysia
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“Nice show”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Its a nice show, a must watch show in Hanoi.
A traditional water puppet show, with interesting story line.
Ticket priced at 60,000 Vietnam Dong. Duration about 45mins - 1hour

Visited September 2013
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“Good fun.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The famous water puppet show, very popular with tourists and locals alike, but unfortanety we went the day of ARRIVAL in Hanoi after a 14 hour flight and were jet lagged.
Unfortunately 3 out of 4 of us nodded off half way through.
What I saw looked good though.

Visited November 2012
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“Unique!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I wanted to see this because I saw a special about it on TV. I think kids would like it & it was interesting. We added it to our Walking Food Tour & highly recommend that tour!

Visited April 2013
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Bandar Baru Bangi, Malaysia
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“Interesting show”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

I was impressed how they can control the puppet and make it a wonderful performance. One way to know the culture and history of Vietnam.

Visited July 2013
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