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Traditional Performances & Water Puppet Show In Ho Chi Minh City

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    What to Expect
    Visit: Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar, 141 Nguyen Hue Blvd District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000 Vietnam

    The show is organized on the ground floor at the Vertical garden in Rex Sen Vang Theater in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. With the capacity of 100 seats, you will comfortably enjoy the show and get memorable experiences. With 60 minutes, the show is divided into 2 parts:

    Firstly, enjoy the performances of traditional folk arts that have been recognized as intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO such as: “Classical theater” (hát bội),"Chau van singing" (hát chầu văn), “Lantern Dance”, “Hue royal court music” (Nha nhac Cung dinh Hue) and “Đàn đá Tây Nguyên”

    Afterward, enjoy water puppet show – a unique, traditional art closely connected with the spiritual life of Vietnamese in many years. The puppets are in a pool of water and are controlled by puppeteers standing behind the screen. There is a traditional Vietnamese orchestra playing background music. This unique art form is a part of Vietnam’s cultural heritage and has won many international puppet awards. Experiencing this show is the best way to learn the history and traditional culture of the Vietnamese.

    Showtime: 18:30 PM (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday)
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar, 141 Nguyen Hue Blvd District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000 Vietnam
    Departure Time
    6:30 PM
    • The show ticket voucher with standard seat.
    • Entry/Admission - Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar
    • Transportation to the water puppet theater
    • Coffee and/or Tea
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat and the tour inclusions. Please advise the supplier if you have from 1 infant at time of booking.
    • A surcharge maybe applied to the bookings with 2 or more children.
    • Not wheelchair accessible.Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
    • Make sure you have provided the tour operator with your hotel address so your tickets can be delivered.
    • Tickets will be delivered to your hotel 1-2 days before the show.
    • Arrive 15 minutes before the show starts, you will not revive a replacement ticket for another show time if you are late
    • For hotels not centrally located in District 1 , please come to 220 De Tham, Dist 1 to get the ticket at least 1 day before.
    • The use of flash photography is not permitted.
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed September 3, 2018

    I have lived in S.E Asia for many years and seen many traditional dances and shows, so I was worried this may be a bit of the same, but I was pleasantly surprised! The water puppets are so unique and cleverly performed, my daughter and...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
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    Dzung T, Manager at TNK Travel, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

    Hi Maggie E, We are excited to realize you have had a wonderful day trip with our travel service. Thanks for experiencing TNK’s tour and leaving nice words here. It motivates us pretty much. Looking forward to bringing you another amazing journey in the future....More

    Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

    The show runs for around 60 mins. It was fun watching the show. Do note that it is purely in Vietnamese with no translation.

    Thank HowGoodRU
    Dzung T, Manager at TNK Travel, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

    Hi HowGoodRU, Thanks for kindly reviewing our ticket service. It is good to know that you were totally into the show. Hope to serve you again. Goodbye and have a nice day. Best, TNK Travel team

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