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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

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Address: 57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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84 04 8249494
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet...

Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.

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Water Puppet Show and Old Quarter Walking Tour of Hanoi

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Good show

It's different but enjoyed it. A story is told with the puppetry and some nice music and singing lasts about 40 minutes and audience are tourists. My guide said (Vietnamese) that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's different but enjoyed it. A story is told with the puppetry and some nice music and singing lasts about 40 minutes and audience are tourists. My guide said (Vietnamese) that he thought it was boring but agreed as a tourist it is something to experience. The entry fee was only a few dollars

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wasn't 100% sure of what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. The music was fantastic and the puppets were traditional but very entertaining. Would recommend to anyone in Hanoi.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably good if you have kids, or need to kill some time. It's silly and fun and quite entertaining but not really quality. I would probably advise myself not to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see Didn't really float my boat Book in advance Several people left early Can't really say anymore

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed this show, the music was outstanding. Really good value and we were right up the back but could see just fine. Enjoyable way to spend an hour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After a long afternoon of walking and exploring Hanoi this was the perfect way to sit down and enjoy some Vietnamese cultural performance and music. I really enjoyed the show, it was great to see the live music sitting right next to the play. The only con was sometimes I wasn't sure what the story was telling and what was... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's like opera.... you like it or not. Kudos to the performers especially the puppeteers It was hard to get a grasp on the storyline the unfortunate part are the tourists who must text, tape And Facebook their every moment. We sat behind two and they blocked our view through most of the performance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the music and puppet show over 60mins . Staff very efficient at getting everyone seated quickly . It'd be good if the theatre required no video on phones as people doing this blocked the view of others . A timeless performance and a chance to see traditional instruments being played .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even though the show is in Vietnamese, the stories are very easy to follow. I loved the music and the show. The movements of the puppets are very well coordinated with the music and the show captures your attention. Worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Water puppet show a folk vietnam music with traditional instruments. Theatre it is 14 original items selected from the repertoire of 400 items of the ancient vietnamese puppetry - Dragon´s dance, phoenix´s dance, buffalo-boys, rice-planting, fishing and others, also involves the participation of many excellent artists.

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