The Quintessence of Tonkin

The Quintessence of Tonkin, Hanoi: Hours, Address, The Quintessence of Tonkin Reviews: 4.5/5

The Quintessence of Tonkin
4.5
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Lorelie F
Clayton, UK33 contributions
Out door show
Jan 2020
Excellent show covering so many aspects of Vietnam life and culture through music and lights set on a lake a bus ride out of town. Transportation included in ticket. It is outside so need a jacket. Can have a meal at the sight or take your own although it appeared that most people paid for a meal. The food looked good!
Written February 23, 2020
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spideylover
fort worth, TX49 contributions
Not worth it
Dec 2019 • Couples
Sorry to be a debby downer, but it sooooooooooo is not worth seeing this show. You leave your hotel at 4:40 for a 5 o'clock pickup, then drive AN HOUR AND A HALF to get there, see it, then another hour and half back to arrive at 9:45. Not even close to worth the hassle.
Written December 31, 2019
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Renny V
Mumbai34 contributions
Great Potential
Dec 2019
What works: The USP of this show are the farmer-turned actors, standing on stage telling the story of their own ordinary lives. The landscape, the technical resources, the basic ambience, everything is super impressive.

What needs to be worked on:
The storytelling aspect. Throughout the show, I kept wondering what exactly is the show about. What does Tonkin refer to is something I had to figure out using Google sources, when that needs to be a quintessential part of the Quintessence of Tonkin.
Written December 26, 2019
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Lothar
Auckland Central, New Zealand66 contributions
Vietnamese Must-See Show
Without doubt one of the very best cultural shows I have ever seen in my life and on my world-wide travels.
Our guide, Tranh, was very professional, very polite with superb English.
To describe this cultural show is covered by one statement: spectacular and stunningly impressive and beautiful.
If you ever have the pleasure being in Hanoi, this is another one of the MUST-TO-DO items on the traveller's itinerary. A very moving and wonderful experience. Consider to buy a Platium Ticket (seats are very comfortable and the seatings are in a covered area with the ultimate best view).
Written December 19, 2019
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Dung
1 contribution
Vietnam show
Oct 2019
Amazing Vietnam show. Locals performers are very crowed so it make this show is close to the daily life of Northern people. Must try!!!
Written November 1, 2019
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stephen l
Subang Jaya, Malaysia2 contributions
Beyond my own expectations!
Nov 2019 • Couples
Do read up on the short storyline in the website before watching the show so that you can understand the show better. The amateur performers are locals but they performed very naturally. The special effects (laser, lighting, water, real animals, water puppets and props) are well blended into the 1hr+ show.

Do come earlier if possible as you can play experience the local games with the children (performers) before the show and some simple food and beverages.
Written November 1, 2019
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RGSCEW
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam447 contributions
Brilliant, entertaining and enlightening
Oct 2019
This is a fabulous show with over 300 amateur local performers. The staging and props are first class and combine to give the audience an outstanding spectacle. As the story unfolds it relives the cultural emergence of Northern Vietnam through Buddhism, art and nostalgia. Whilst it is all in Vietnamese, regardless of your language, this show is not to be missed when in Ha Noi. Make sure you book and use transport on offer and note that depending on local traffic, the time you arrive may change.
Written October 20, 2019
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Jo and Mike
7 contributions
Well worth the visit
Oct 2019
Great performance and light show. It also employs a lot of staff, which I assume are local. I have seen other shows in different countries and this is up there with those.It really is worth visiting.
Written October 10, 2019
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Jun Tran
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam25 contributions
New attraction near Hanoi
Aug 2019 • Solo
Good performance, nice job of local artists
But the organizer should review check in flow to not bỏthering honest guests
Written October 3, 2019
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Giang Hana
8 contributions
Must see in Hanoi
Nov 2018
I have been 3 times to this show, and I still love it.
It s something unique and very Vietnamese. You will experience the art, the culture in this show.
I have seen many many shows in Hanoi and another countries. But this is the most impressed show I have ever seen in my life.
Written October 1, 2019
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