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Skip the Line: Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery provided by Charming Vietnam Travel

Skip the Line: Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery

Skip the Line: Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery
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Prebook tickets for Hanoi’s ever-popular Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
Duration:
50m
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    50m
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Water puppetry is a uniquely Vietnamese artform, and a must-do when in Hanoi. But the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater, one of the city’s top performance venues, doesn’t offer online booking. Skip the hassles of waiting in line—and perhaps missing out on a show altogether—by prebooking first class tickets for your preferred performance. A courier will deliver them to reception at your central Hanoi hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, Italian, French
Highlights
  • Experience a 1,000-year-old Vietnamese artform from first class seats
  • Collect your tickets from your hotel reception in good time for the show
  • Enjoy a spectacular show with fireworks, special effects, and live music
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, Italian, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Experience a 1,000-year-old Vietnamese artform from first class seats
  • Collect your tickets from your hotel reception in good time for the show
  • Enjoy a spectacular show with fireworks, special effects, and live music
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8364P16
Important information
Inclusions
  • Program flyer details
  • Entry/Admission - Thang Long Water Puppet
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Ticket delivery for Hotels with Radius 5 kilometre from Theatre. Having real tickets is compusory
  • Other services not described in itinerary
Duration
50m
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tickets and Program flyer details will be sent to your hotel. Please inform us the SAME NAME you book AT THE HOTEL and for the tickets. Sometimes, you provide us the different name the the receptionist can not find your name in the system.
  • We do not accept the late arrivals for the show time, as you would cross in front of the other customers that would disturb the other at the show.
  • No flash photography is permitted. Camera tickets can be purchased at the check/in counter ($2US/camera)
  • Tickets and program information will be sent to your hotel (collect your tickets from the hotel receptionist)
  • Skip the line (please arrive 20 mins before the show time)
  • The show could be sometimes Chartered of a group of Government. We would change your show to another times.
  • During high season the show sometimes fully booked. We would chage you to the other show or sometimes diffirrent class of the show.
  • Please provide us with your hotel name and address for tickets or important showtime changes
  • The Theater does not accept the Voucher of the tickets (Electronic tickets). Please use the official tickets sent to your hotel.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Inclusions
  • Program flyer details
  • Entry/Admission - Thang Long Water Puppet
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Ticket delivery for Hotels with Radius 5 kilometre from Theatre. Having real tickets is compusory
  • Other services not described in itinerary
Duration
50m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tickets and Program flyer details will be sent to your hotel. Please inform us the SAME NAME you book AT THE HOTEL and for the tickets. Sometimes, you provide us the different name the the receptionist can not find your name in the system.
  • We do not accept the late arrivals for the show time, as you would cross in front of the other customers that would disturb the other at the show.
  • No flash photography is permitted. Camera tickets can be purchased at the check/in counter ($2US/camera)
  • Tickets and program information will be sent to your hotel (collect your tickets from the hotel receptionist)
  • Skip the line (please arrive 20 mins before the show time)
  • The show could be sometimes Chartered of a group of Government. We would change your show to another times.
  • During high season the show sometimes fully booked. We would chage you to the other show or sometimes diffirrent class of the show.
  • Please provide us with your hotel name and address for tickets or important showtime changes
  • The Theater does not accept the Voucher of the tickets (Electronic tickets). Please use the official tickets sent to your hotel.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Itinerary
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    See Important Information for details
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    Thang Long Water Puppet
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
    Water Puppetry is a traditional art form with distinctive culture identity of Vietnam. It came into existence, developed and diversified over a thousand years ago in the Red River Delta. Thanks to unique performances on the water, this puppetry art is famous and highly appreciated all over the world. In early days, water puppetry showed the daily life of villagers such as farming, fishing, romance and children playing. Now, the topics of the plays are also picked from ancient legends, myths and historic stages. Book your tickets, then the tickets and program flyer, complete with the details of program, will be delivered to your hotel. Just bring your tickets and enjoy the show.
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4.0
91 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Rachael
2 contributions
Jan 2020
The water puppet show is well worth seeing during your stay in Hanoi. Worth paying a little more to sit in the front two rows. I ordered the tickets through Charming Vietnam Agency and tickets were delivered to my hotel within a couple of hours. The show itself was great and the perfect length at one hour.
Written February 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear MissMontyRose, Our Team and I are so happy to hear your beautiful feedback, we always try to arrange best quality for our customers. I hope you can understand more Vietnamese culture through this show. This delivery tickets service costs you a little bit than our skip the line product and we happy to do it for you. I will surely forward your feedback to our team in order to have further encouragement. We very much look forward to serve you again in Hanoi. Warmest regards, Linda A member of Charmingvietnam Travel and Dragonfly Cruise
Written February 7, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris W
Vancouver, Canada38 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
If I was a kid I would have loved this show, kooky, bright, funny but hey it's water puppets so what are you going to do. Staging and music (played live ) is very unique, and enchanting, but the pace is slow and the show plays really long. The AC was fantastic and after a day in Hanoi, you'll want that. If you have a 6-8 year kid or like Small World at Disney this is a show you'll enjoy
Written October 2, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kenzlove
Manly, Australia5 contributions
This was an awesome cultural experience. Although the whole show was in Vietnamese you can still get the jist of the show. The behind the scenes talent of the show is amazing and breath taking. The show only goes for 45 minutes and the seats up the back are only 100,000 VD which is about $6 AUD. The seats up the back were worth the money and you can still see everything clearly. There is no point buying the seats at the front.
Written February 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

judyjlee99
Highland Beach, FL26 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
The cost of the tickets are less than half of what is charged by this company. If you simply go to the theatre, even right before the show, you will be able to get tickets for less than half of this cost. It is not worth getting the tickets here.

The water puppet show was entertaining and you should go see it. Just get the ticket at the theatre - you can go anytime during the day or before the show to get the tickets.
Written April 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

smckenzie
Dominican Republic85 contributions
My partner and I booked vip seats through trip advisor costing £28 which included 4 postcards and a program and got us into the second row.

Face value of the tickets was 200,000 dong (around £6.52, £15 for postcards and a program!)

The program is handy, it lets you know how much more of this you must endure before leaving.

The “musician” playing the one string harp apparently frowned often at my partner as I took the opportunity to snooze!

Honestly, joking aside it’s basically a poor Punch and Judy to music in a pool of water indoors. Save your money and visit a zoo or something!
Written November 7, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Mr./Mrs. Scemh, Thank you for your review about the service. We are so sorry to hearing that you did not sastify with our show. Water Puppetry is a Vietnamese traditional show and one of the most historically significant.This tradition is unique to North Vietnam but has recently found fame on stages all over the world; so it’s a rare treat to see the puppets perform in their original location at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. Performances are accompanied by a Vietnamese orchestra playing traditional music using drums, wooden bells, horns, bamboo flutes and cymbals. There are also authentic Vietnamese operatic songs telling the story that is being acted out by the puppets. Most of the shows recount Vietnamese folk tales and legends with topics including the celebration of the rice harvest depicted in a humorous fashion. For the price, we have some answers may hope you understand our service. - It is 8,7$/ticket for your tickets - VIP tickets. - It is 3$ for delivering tickets to your hotel. - It is 6,3$ for service charge( including fee of prebooking fixed time tickets, Tax of Government, for advertisement fee, an administration fee …) The add on services is the prebooking fixed time tickets for you for your wanted show and the tickets delivered to your hotel reception. No need to have a long and very long queue then the counter staff at the water puppet theatre said that the show have been full booking and you have to change the other day for your show. But if on the day the tickets available, you also have the plan for another program. So that, the fee for the services: Prebooking tickets with wanted timing, the tickets sent to your hotel reception... You just get the tickets then go straightly to the theatre to enjoy the show. Kind regards, Anna Hoang Customer Care Team of Charming Vietnam Travel
Written November 13, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bella_Zh
Kansas City, MO79 contributions
I bought three “VIP” tickets for $18 per person, which equals to approx. 418,000 VND. However, the actual ticket is only 200,000 VND at the ticket office. The price is doubled! Our “VIP” tickets gave us the 4th row left corner seats, not even in the middle, and one program and one pack of postcards. So basically I spent $30 for one set of postcards and the program. It says “delivery to your hotel” on the voucher, which was a lie. They told me that because my hotel was too far away from the theater, the best way was to pick up the tickets at the ticket box. When we got to the ticket office, the receptionist had to call the Charming Travel and we had to wait for another 10 minutes before they showed up with out tickets. Do NOT purchase this voucher online! Just get it at the door and you’ll only pay half of the price!

The show itself was okay. The music was really good, the puppets were somewhat interesting. The storyline needs some improvement though. Each scene was so random and has no connection to each other. It’s an interesting experience, however, I would not recommend to set expectations too high.
Written February 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marcelo1349
Hong Kong, China38 contributions
It is a 50 minutes show where they explain differents scenes of the Vietnamese culture. I liked it because it connected me with local culture
Written January 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Avery F
4 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
Altough I cant understand what they are saying the show is till good. They have the skills. I was pretty impressed. Its a must do when in Hanoi. They also deliver the tickets and be sure to be on time. They start on time. Another thing that impressed me which is rare in Asia.
Written June 15, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Avery F, It is very pleased to receive your beautiful words due to your recent Water Puppet Show with us at Hanoi. I and my team are glad to know that you and your family really enjoyed the show even you did not understand what thay are singing and the dialogue was in Vietnamese. We did sent to you the flyer with program details in English for you easy to figure out what was going on. And we hope that it's pretty easy to follow along. The hotel ticket delivery services from us would cost you a little money but we hope it would help you to plan your timing for the show. You just checked into your hotel, the tickets were already there waiting for you. You just put them in our bag and not have to worry about returning to the hotel to pick them up or stand in line at ticket booth outside the theatre. I will surely forward your feedback to our team in order to have further encouragement. We very much look forward to serve you again in Hanoi. Warmest regards, Anna Hoang Customer Care Team
Written June 22, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nette246
Ringwood, Australia13 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
beautiful beautiful. Have never seen anything like it. Very clever and entertaining the instruments and orchestra enthralling will never forget the experience
Written June 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paula94
Targu Mures, Romania54 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
We bought the tickets online and it was actually 4 times more expensive this way, as when we received the tickets at the hotel the real price was written on them. I heard some things that it is hard for tourists to buy them on site and that is why I chose this option, but actually there was a ticket counter inside where there were no issues and since there are so many shows a day it would be impossible not to get tickets. The show is very beautiful even if it is only in vietnamese, really recommend it!
Written December 31, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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