Thang Long Water Puppet

Thang Long Water Puppet, Hanoi: Hours, Address, Thang Long Water Puppet Reviews: 4/5

Thang Long Water Puppet
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8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
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BAZANG
Stowmarket, UK327 contributions
Couples
This is a great show that lasts about an hour
Reservations can be made and it only holds 200 people .Shows start from 3pm and there are 3 shows almost every day. Tickets range from 200d up to 300d you choose your price level from a seating plan. Best to pay extra and sit near the front as the puppets are not very big
People were taking photos etc although it is not permitted.,but not enforced
Written March 14, 2020
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Iago
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Loved the Thang Long puppet show. The story and singing lines was simple to follow and also didnt call for a translated version to listen also. We'd a bit of tough watching and also the boy of mine was not able to find out through the heads of various other audience members. To stay away from this I suggest obtaining a seat in the front side of the theatre. Purchase of tickets was easy I went by 2 hours prior to the show and also bought in the theatre. A great deal less expensive in this manner and then performing it online or even because of tour business and additionally you can choose the seats of yours. Enjoy.
Written April 10, 2020
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Bec Arnold
Mount Waverley, Australia66 contributions
Couples
We attended tonight and the show was great. We'd probably recommend paying for the audio as we didn't really know what was happening but it was good to watch the puppets. The theatre is very clean and beautiful. Only issue we found was the seats are quite small and squishy so my partner who is 6"1 was pretty uncomfortable. The seating is scattered but we had a fair bit of trouble seeing some of the show due to it being behind the people's heads in front of us. If we did it again we would aim for the front or 2nd row. The music was wonderful and the whole thing is very clever. Would recommend!
Written March 12, 2020
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MJBucks
Amersham49 contributions
Couples
We booked last minute for the performance and had seats on the third row, which although good still meant you suffered from heads in the way as despite the seating being tiered all the 'action' takes place low down where the floor of a conventional stage would be so I would definitely recommend booking front row seats. Despite the bobbing heads we still really enjoyed the performance and the music from the musicians was probably worth it in it's own right, the language barrier on the narration certainly didn't detract from our enjoyment and the puppetry was very good. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Hanoi.
Written February 6, 2020
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DAN
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Family
Loved the Thang Long puppet show. The singing and story lines was easy to follow and didn’t require a translated version to listen too. We had a little difficult seeing and my son was unable to see over the heads of other audience members. To avoid this I recommend getting a seat in the front of the theatre. Purchase of tickets was easy- I went by two hours before the show and purchased at the theatre. A lot cheaper this way then doing it online or through tour company and you also can select your seats. Enjoy 😊
Written January 20, 2020
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Written January 20, 2020
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Kathrin R
Munich, Germany65 contributions
Friends
I can say I really enjoyed the first 30 minuets of the show but it gets a little repetitive after a while. Since this is something very unique and special for Vietnam I would still recommend going there. The theatre has nice and comfortable seats und is fully air conditioned. So you can rest, recharge and cool down from the heat outside. There are also toilets available. The shows sell out quickly so make sure you arrive on time. The cheaper seats are just as good as the more expensive ones but you have to up some stairs. Very unique experience.
Written March 16, 2020
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hartplatt
Lowestoft, UK226 contributions
Couples
It was a rainy afternoon and we thought we’d give the water puppet show a look to dry off.

It was very interesting to hear the legends and see the imagery cleverly portrayed with the water puppets. Fire dragons breathed smoke under water and flames from fireworks - the theatre did get quite smoky!

Tales were accompanied by traditional instrumental music and singing. It was a little hard to understand the English translation at some points but overall we enjoyed it and it was good value for money.
Written February 10, 2020
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Jo M
Wirral, UK98 contributions
Couples
We called in on the off-chance of getting 2 tickets for the evening of New Years Day and were lucky! We paid 200k dong (about £6.50 each) for one of the front rows.
There are several shows a day (info on website but couldn’t see a way to book online).
Very easy boxoffice arrangement. Small cafe but we didn’t partake.
Lovely show, we particularly appreciated the music played on traditional instruments.
All the singing/narrative is in Vietnamese but we could understand the stories.
We were very impressed by the technical ability of the puppeteers who come out at the end to take a well-deserved bow.
Written January 3, 2020
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Written January 6, 2020
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Paul C
London, UK34 contributions
Family
We visited the puppet theatre with our 2 year old son to attend the 3pm showing.

The show is approx 45 minutes long and has a water puppet feature accompanied by music and singing. It’s not normally my cup of tea, but we all really enjoyed it. Even our 2 year old who started off by saying he was scared and wanted to leave, eventually loved it and walked about it all afternoon and evening!

The standard seats are comfortable and spacious, and the view is generally fine (unless you have someone in front of you trying to video the show - luckily we didn’t, but noticed others that did!).

The price is reasonable, and the theatre is indoors and so not weather dependant.

Would definitely recommend taking the time to see this show during a visit to Hanoi.
Written January 2, 2020
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Written January 6, 2020
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Danya F
Columbus, OH382 contributions
We sat in the second row center and were able to get a few good photos of the amazing water puppet show. We didn't get the audio headphones so I can't comment on that. However, the show is easy to follow so I don't feel it is necessary to pay extra for the English commentary. I would just say go and enjoy! Each vignette is very short. I would suggest having your hotel book you the best possible seats in the theater as soon as you know what evening you want to go. It was nice to be so close!
Written January 20, 2020
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Written January 20, 2020
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