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“ok, if you have done every thing else first” 2 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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Ranked #13 of 185 things to do 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
Auckland, New Zealand
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“ok, if you have done every thing else first”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Don't make it your must see, good to full in some time, very cleaver puppetry but glad it was only a short session. wouldn't do it again though.

Visited August 2013
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“An hour of my life that I'll never get back”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Unfortunately I was convince to go along and see the Water Puppets. Colourful and clever (I guess), but mindnumbingly boring. Trapped mid theatre, I couldn't extricate myself without being obviously disrespectful. I sat and suffered for the entire performance. I can appreciate culture, but definitely in much smaller doses. In summary, .. there are a thousand and one things I would rather do in wondeful Hanoi.

Visited May 2013
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“Worth going for the Vietnamese experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I am glad I went to get the experience of Vietnamese culture but once is enough. I got lost through the show as it is in vietnamese but I was in Vietnam. Leg room for a 6'3'' was cramped but acceptable.

Visited October 2013
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“Interesting for the first 3 minutes”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The first 3 minutes were moderately interesting and amusing, but after that, it was literally the same thing over and over again for 45 minutes. The musicians were good, but in all honesty if you left after 5 minutes you would not be missing out on anything. Numerous people around me had fallen asleep during the performance. The seats are also uncomfortable for anyone over 5'10". It is, however, very cheap in comparison to shows in the UK.

Visited September 2013
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“Water Puppet show in Hanoi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Captivating story told using water puppets. Be sure to go early to book tickets - they sell out about 1/2 hour before the show starts.

Visited July 2013
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