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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Open today: 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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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Hanoi
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57B Dinh Tien Hoang - Hoan Kiem - Ha Noi, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

Extremely touristy but worth a drive. Was $100,000d. The almost entire show was in Vietnamese although the show is still entertaining enough with all of the music and also puppetry. I am going to go a couple of of hours previous to buy tickets as...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Aurie R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent musical and vocal performance by the traditional Vietnamese ensemble. Puppet show tells several stories of rural life, popular legends and history, with nice dose of humor and is entertaining for any age group.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank wolfp839
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The show is entirely in Vietnamese, with a tiny English introduction at the beginning, but don't let that put you off even if you don't speak the language. The puppetry is masterful, and the musicians and singers are themselves worth the admission. My only regret...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank rsnokes
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The show was wonderful and entertaining. There is live Vietnamese music and singing. The puppets are cute and we could follow the stories even though we don’t speak Vietnamese. Ten men and women work in the waist deep water handling the puppets. It was great...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank PLan977
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I understand that this performance is steeped in history, but even so, i wouldn’t recommend it. It just wasn’t our thing at all. If understanding more about the history and culture is your thing then it’s perhaps worth a visit. And to be fair it...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank krob2907
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre is a must. This art form dates back to the 11th century. The musicians sit in balcony type seats on each side of the main stage. The front stage is filled with water (or so it seems). When the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The whole show was just a little too loud, especially for Madre who is prone to headaches. The music was nice though, and the puppets were cool. Overall was very reasonably priced but the individual parts and overall show were a little too long.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jojodarcy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would give this experience 5 stars but sadly due to man tourists holding their phones or cameras up to take photos of the whole performance I could barley see or enjoy this fully. They charge for photographs but I feel they should restrict it as...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank tripinshell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really enjoyable hour watching the dozen or so skits with the cute puppets. Won't say much or will spoil the surprise. A seat with a good view is a MUST though!!!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MimsiF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here reluctant to watch puppets... I came out amazed and enthusiastic... Absolutely brilliant... Wonderful. You have to see it.

Date of experience: May 2019
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discodivaNewcastle
May 12, 2019|
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Response from DuongDao219 | Property representative |
We have 3 type of ticket: 200.000 vnđ for the first 4 row (A,B,C,D) near the stage. 150.000 vnđ for the next 4 rơ in the midle of theater. And the rest behind cost 100.000 vnđ. Right now we dont deployed online ticket system... More
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April 9, 2019|
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Response from 370peterv | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, but be there at least 15 minutes before start. Enjoy!
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lifeononewaytickets
November 4, 2018|
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Response from amazinggirls | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea but my friends have local friends, her local friends name Lala was booked for us... if you want, you can contact Lala
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