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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

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Address: 57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Phone Number: 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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An entertaining glimpse of vietnamese life and culture.

A 45 minute show made up of many small stories incorporating puppets and accompanied by live traditional music and singers. It is very popular with tourists. There were some funny... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Must visit if you comehere: Very interesting , we spent 45 minutes with 100.000vnd for the ticket per person

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our hotel offered free tickets as part of our package and it was an enjoyable hour of entertainment.....but if you are short of time there are more exciting aspects to Hanoi. The puppets are fun, and the puppeteers and the musicians very talented. The annoying aspect is the number of tourists who insist on holding their cameras up to film... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The beginning of the show was very exciting. However, as the show went on it drastically turn south for me. The entire show is in Vietnamese and I do understand the language. Even so, I became sleepy during mid part of the show. I can see that the artists really tried to put on a good show with the best... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A 45 minute show made up of many small stories incorporating puppets and accompanied by live traditional music and singers. It is very popular with tourists. There were some funny scenes of life in Vietnam interspersed with ancient stories and ancestral beliefs. We enjoyed the break from the cacophony of horns on the streets of Hanoi.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The water puppet show was was truly a very much worth it watching. The 14 short stories played over within a holistic story was quite interesting. It includes puppets ranging from a mother duck qith 5 small ducklings, fire spewing dragons, Turtle Ninja, Peacock dance etc. All this made it appealing to the kids as well. Visiting here is must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A fascinating experience watching the folkloric puppets and admiring the ancient techniques. Wish I could understand the songs lyrics. Maybe its an idea to somehow translate to English for the tourists to appreciate and enjoy more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A novel experience showing traditional puppets operated on poles in a shallow pool on stage. The live music with traditional instruments adds to the enjoyment. Go there!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The water puppet show was done to celebrate hard work being finished for a while. The show represents some of the daily life such as the water buffaloes in the fields, the raising of ducks, swimming, crop work, dancing. It is something to see! The live musicians that accompany the show were great! The instruments unique to Vietnam with a... More 

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To my best of what i understand, was a nice show not to long, on life in hanoi and old tradtional water puppet show. Worth a watch taking some time out of pacing around the busy streets of hanoi. Good price to !!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had very low expectations about seeing this and did not really know what to expect. But it was really enjoyable, great traditional music and singing, fantastic puppetry and some funny visual humour without understanding a word of it. Difficult to put into words why I enjoyed it so much so make a point of going and see for yourself.

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