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Thang Long Water Puppet

12,116 Reviews

Thang Long Water Puppet

12,116 Reviews
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jay123452017 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom32 contributions8 helpful votes
Not sure what all the fuss is about? The theatre is a tourist trap which pulls in load after load of hapless travellers. The show is a series of short disconnected stories which does not make much sense on their own or as a whole. Yes, it is impressive how the puppeteers manoeuvre their puppets through the water, but once you get over that the show gets quite boring.
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Date of experience: February 2020
markllydselby wrote a review Aug 2020
Cardiff, United Kingdom28 contributions8 helpful votes
To be honest I was looking forward to this more as an interesting cultural event rather than a fun night out and I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed it. It's quite a spectacle and photos don't do it justice. The puppetry is very skillful and each of the individual stories are charming. However it's the traditional live musicians and singers accompanying the action that elevate it to being a great experience. It's also worth paying the small fee in order to have a head set as it gives you a little more insight into the stories that are being played out.
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Date of experience: March 2020
amanda5805 wrote a review May 2020
Duncan, Canada3,865 contributions212 helpful votes
The show is really well done. There is about 15-20 rows with 19 seats per row. We seat in row 8 seats 15 and 16. The theatre is on a bit of a slant but is still extremely hard to see what is happening. These seats cost 150,000VND a person (just under $9CAD). I would recommend sitting in the first 3 rows or the back wall so you could stand to see. The kids sitting next to me could not see anything and complained the whole time. The bits I could see it was pretty neat and had a few good laughs. Don’t waste your money on the head sets. It only gives you a small description of that is going on. Which for the most part you can figure out on your own. If you do get the headset it was 30,000VND a person (around $1.75CAD). There is also a live band on the sides of the stage. Water Puppetry dates back to the 11th century on the Red River Delta in northern Vietnam. Rice farmers began to craft their puppets and create shows to entertain their family and locals. They also believed the shows kept the naughty spirits away from their crops. I differently think it is a must see but buy your tickets early so you can get really good seats.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Ayala Biderman wrote a review May 2020
Israel17 contributions11 helpful votes
We really enjoy the the water puppet show at the theater and we learned a lot about Hanoi cultures and history. The puppets are indeed a very significant invention of Vietnamese people. The concert did it well to show us this authentic value. One thing is that it is too crowded and we had to line too long to get into the theater.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mjay wrote a review May 2020
Airport West, Australia49 contributions1 helpful vote
This was actually really fun & awesome to see, and then to see how many people it took to pull it all off! Amazing work to all the staff, would highly recommend this to everyone!!
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Date of experience: May 2020
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