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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

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Address: 57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi, 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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Puppet Show On The Water Surface

This is the first Puppet Show I ever watched and it is done on water..I would said well done ..For those who has kids, this would be the place that will captivate your kids and... read more

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the first Puppet Show I ever watched and it is done on water..I would said well done ..For those who has kids, this would be the place that will captivate your kids and the theatre is fully air conditioning..This show runs everyday..I went there during Sunday and right after the night show at around 8pm, I went for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was an interesting experience. The only negative is that the room is so hot, with no air con or fans with a lot of people inside. The show is all in Vietnamese so wasn't able to understand what was being said but was still able to watch the show. They were very talented.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the reasons we came to Hanoi was to see the Water Puppet show that we'd heard about. I'm pleased to say it was very entertaining and very well done. The show is only about 45 minutes long with several shows a day and even though we were in Row Q we enjoyed it. It looked very popular. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This tradition is beautiful but of course its in Vietnamese and i can get close to this! My friend got sleep well here and wake for just a surprise scene. Luckily this activity is not too high price. The signature of Hanoi, but its okay if you just pass by.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went as part of our tour - and it is so random. Floating puppets and local / traditional music combine for a 1 hours show. Lots of colour / noise but at times we were so confused we got the giggles - we weren't alone. Our suggestion is to go in with and open mind and you may enjoy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While I appreciated the artistry of the puppeteers being able to maneuver these nicely-created puppets through the water, it wasn't really something I'd want to do again. I didn't understand any of the songs or what was going on during the play. Afterward, when our guide told us the story that the water puppet show had acted out, it was... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A show that is worth seeing for all ages. A creative way to do a puppet show, never seen it before. Such a fun experience...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I think a person should see a Water Puppet show at least once when in Vietnam. I think this is a great place for kids. For myself it was beautifully done and visually pleasing. But a bit too long for me, and hot inside the theatre!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was surprised to read negative reviews of this show, as I thoroughly enjoyed it. Yes, it's in vietnamese so it's hard to understand exactly what's going on but we felt that is part of the charm. Spent the whole show trying to figure out how they were able to operate the puppets so seamlessly. I think it's definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Never been to a water puppet show so was unsure what to expect but went away very glad I went. The musicans were excellent and the show entertaining without being to long, approx 1 hour. I recommend you book as it was very popular when we were theand we couldn't get into our preferred time. Inside was cooler than outside... More 

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