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The Quintessence of Tonkin - MUST-SEE CULTURAL SPECTACLE

The Quintessence of Tonkin - MUST-SEE CULTURAL SPECTACLE
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Group size:
15
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Group size:
    15
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Highlights:  Vietnam's Must-see Outdoor Cultural Spectacle • Explores the deep-rooted culture of northern Vietnam • Drawing upon the rich history of the Red River Delta provinces • Sharing northern Vietnamese tradition from a contemporary perspective The Story immerges in history and culture  • The stage occupies a space close to Chua Thay, one of the oldest Buddhist pagodas in Vietnam • The audience watches the performance to the backdrop of the pagoda Real People, Real Performer  These local farmers know the story of countryside dwelling – farming, fishing, and festivals – better than anyone. It is their story to tell…” • The performance does not employ professional performers • All the performers are locals, trained specifically for the spectacle • Each performer has undergone a rigorous 1-year training program This is more than just a show – it’s an experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • The Quintessence of Tonkin invites you to go through the gate of our ancient Vietnamese village and tells you the story of thousand years of literature in one hour. The Show The Show draws inspiration from the spiritual history of the nearby Thay Pagoda telling the story of the pagoda's founding by venerable monk Tu Dao Hanh, and explains the ancient union between religion and the monarchy. Years in the making and with hundreds of performers, an interactive stage, state-of-the-art technology, and a stunning setting, this live spectacle is an unmissable highlight of any trip to Hanoi The Story You will experience six aspects of the cultural Quintessence of Tonkin: Poetry, Buddhism, Nostalgia, Music & Painting, Joy & Festivities. Not only opening up the cultural space of the northern delta with people's daily life activities, the play also shows the audience the best of the water puppetry art with the story of the venerable monk Tu Dao Hanh and the history of the ancient Thang Long royal palace. The Performers There are two groups of performers in this show: local families of farmers, bringing their experience and showcasing their lives to the audiences, and a young team of talented Students from the Hanoi College of Dance, bringing youth and energy to the stage. The Theater The theater itself is an engineering masterpiece. The natural lake was transformed into a stage, including a state-of-the-art hydrothermal system that raises the 15-ton Thuy Dinh pagoda from under the water in just under a minute. As the Thay Mountain composes the background of the scenery, we also had to develop a unique illumination system to light up the hills, 1.5km away, using 40 lamps of 1500 watts! The Costumes The costumes are made of traditional patterns and raw materials — silk and cotton. They are all made onsite, and in order to faithfully illustrate our history and culture, were produced under the supervision of a historian and multiple artisans.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • The Quintessence of Tonkin invites you to go through the gate of our ancient Vietnamese village and tells you the story of thousand years of literature in one hour. The Show The Show draws inspiration from the spiritual history of the nearby Thay Pagoda telling the story of the pagoda's founding by venerable monk Tu Dao Hanh, and explains the ancient union between religion and the monarchy. Years in the making and with hundreds of performers, an interactive stage, state-of-the-art technology, and a stunning setting, this live spectacle is an unmissable highlight of any trip to Hanoi The Story You will experience six aspects of the cultural Quintessence of Tonkin: Poetry, Buddhism, Nostalgia, Music & Painting, Joy & Festivities. Not only opening up the cultural space of the northern delta with people's daily life activities, the play also shows the audience the best of the water puppetry art with the story of the venerable monk Tu Dao Hanh and the history of the ancient Thang Long royal palace. The Performers There are two groups of performers in this show: local families of farmers, bringing their experience and showcasing their lives to the audiences, and a young team of talented Students from the Hanoi College of Dance, bringing youth and energy to the stage. The Theater The theater itself is an engineering masterpiece. The natural lake was transformed into a stage, including a state-of-the-art hydrothermal system that raises the 15-ton Thuy Dinh pagoda from under the water in just under a minute. As the Thay Mountain composes the background of the scenery, we also had to develop a unique illumination system to light up the hills, 1.5km away, using 40 lamps of 1500 watts! The Costumes The costumes are made of traditional patterns and raw materials — silk and cotton. They are all made onsite, and in order to faithfully illustrate our history and culture, were produced under the supervision of a historian and multiple artisans.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 8093P39
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pick up: 17:00pm (Hanoi Tower – Stage) if you choose shuttle bus services
  • Drop off: 20:05pm (Thay Pagoda – Hanoi Tower) if you choose shuttle bus services
  • Tickets
Exclusions
  • Dinner (available upon your request with surcharge $18/person)
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Shuttle Service Shuttle service is available departing at 17:00 at 49 Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi Towers and return at 20:00 from Quintessence of Tonkin to 49 Hai Ba Trung. You are requested to be at the pick-up point 15 minutes prior to the bus leaving time. The bus leaves on time, and in case of missed bus we can call a taxi on guest’s own account. -- If you haven't chosen shuttle bus services, please come in The Quintessence of Tonkin stage before 18:40 at Baara Land, Sai Son Commune, Quoc Oai District, Hanoi.
  • Hanoi, Hanoi
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Pick up: 17:00pm (Hanoi Tower – Stage) if you choose shuttle bus services
  • Drop off: 20:05pm (Thay Pagoda – Hanoi Tower) if you choose shuttle bus services
  • Tickets
Exclusions
  • Dinner (available upon your request with surcharge $18/person)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Shuttle Service Shuttle service is available departing at 17:00 at 49 Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi Towers and return at 20:00 from Quintessence of Tonkin to 49 Hai Ba Trung. You are requested to be at the pick-up point 15 minutes prior to the bus leaving time. The bus leaves on time, and in case of missed bus we can call a taxi on guest’s own account. -- If you haven't chosen shuttle bus services, please come in The Quintessence of Tonkin stage before 18:40 at Baara Land, Sai Son Commune, Quoc Oai District, Hanoi.
  • Hanoi, Hanoi
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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PBG400
Toowoomba, Australia5 contributions
Absolutely worth seeing. You will not be disappointed. I would certainly go back to watch. Performances and lighting display world class. Tour guide (Ban?) Was also very professional and friendly. She did a great job. Keep up the wonderful service.
Paul
Written February 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FAinsley
Melbourne, Australia70 contributions
May 2018 • Family
We were so impressed with the energy and spectacle of this event. We had seen a similar performance in China. Both were excellent but my husband and I agreed that this one was by far the more entertaining. The high energy, spectacular lighting and amazing cast made this one of the most memorable performances we have seen anywhere in the world.
Special mention to our guide Loan who made sure we knew exactly where to be at all times and helped us get a taxi back to our hotel at the end of the evening. She made sure the driver knew exactly where to take us. Very helpful for us since most taxi drivers don't speak English.
Written May 14, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jesspV6728QM
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
Amazing cultural experience would recommend to anyone. The Show is put on by the local people, they really seem to put their love for the people and culture of Vietnam into the performance regardless of how big the crowd is.
Written April 9, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Janina M
Hamburg, Germany13 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
An amazing show. We enjoyed every minute of it. The show demonstrates you a lot of vienamese history and art and is absolutely worthwhile.
Written February 19, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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