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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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Interesting and not usual

Nice place to see a totally different piece of art, typical for Vietnam. Very nice music and nice management. Please note that the entrance ticket here is cheaper or even much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The show was nice, its very typical Hanoi so it was something I had to see (afterall its part of culture right). And really it wasnt a waste of my time. Although the show was in Vietnamese (since its a traditional act which is cool) and I couldnt follow the whole story they were trying to tell, I found it... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place to see a totally different piece of art, typical for Vietnam. Very nice music and nice management. Please note that the entrance ticket here is cheaper or even much cheaper than in other cities. So if you want to see it, do it in Hanoi!

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Thank Gniewomir K
Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing cultural experience 50 min show for equivalent of $AU6. English intro but rest in Vietnamese but you get the hang of the story. This art form started 1000 years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are the kind of person who loves to experience the culture of the places you visit, I would most definitely suggest going to see a Water Puppet Show at Thang Long Water Puppet Theater... The music is great and the puppeteers are amazing... *Everything is in Vietnamese though, but the experience was still amazing! ** There is no... More 

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Thank ElriQ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really amazing. I was very sceptical about the show. I thought it would be more for children than adults. But after watching the show I was completely bowled over. The slick presentation, the extraordinary skills of the puppeteers made the show outstanding. Loved every minute of it.

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Thank Goki G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely worth a look, it's very cheap and although in 100% Vietnamese you get the gist of it all. So cheap and so many people go into making this show daily, absolutely amazing!

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Thank Donald Anthony G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I didnt pre book, instead I went to their ticketing office which is very close to hoam kiem lake and paid for a 18.30 show at around 14.00 for 100,000 dong. Well worth a watch and not boring at all. Some precursor is in english but during the show its vietnamese narrative.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a good show at the beginning ,but after 10 minutes u get bored and start to feel sleepy,cause u don't understand what they are saying and the music is monotonous . So only once in a life experience

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Longreach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thang Long Water Puppet tells a very well know to all Vietnamese story about golden turtle. This play gives great opportunity to see Vietnamese traditional art performances. There is one big pool in front of the audience and whole play happens in the water. Before going to see he play google what the play is about. It helps a lot... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice attraction but if you have small amount of time wouldn't recommend it. The show is very nice but in Vietnamese, amazing talent

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