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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery
from $11.00*
Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery
from $11.00*
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Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Hanoi
57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 8249 2222
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice show worth enjoying if you are in Hanoi. Buy tickets online in advance as it is very demanded and they run off seats very quickly.

Thank Moisès S
Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed this show of water puppet show in Hanoi. Though I have visited many countries and cities, I didn't see something like this before. It's really mesmerizing and enjoyable show for everyone especially the younger ones.

Thank AKBarnwal
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can’t miss it. It’s traditional. It’s basic. And it’s fun. A reminder to the kids how things where before 4K TVs and Netflix. They story comes alive and language barrier isn’t a problem due to the animated puppets. Worth a trip.

Thank Stuart H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was an enchanting 50 minutes or so of traditional Vietnamese entertainment. The language barrier was not an issue as the show is a series of small vignettes. Our only gripe is the fact that the theatre management seem to have no issue with the...More

Thank louislouis2015
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I really enjoyed watching this water puppet show. It was like nothing I'd seen before. Definitely a nice little taste of Vietnam. There were pyrotechnics and a full orchestra beautifully playing the soundtrack to these stories. This show isn't for kids, but...More

Thank Ryan N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My initial feelings towards this show was “I’ve seen the best of Vietnam and now you want me to see a cheap theatrical?” How wrong was I. This was one of the coolest and best theatricals I have seen, in all theatricals I have seen...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was on so many "top things to do in Hanoi" lists, we decided to go. It turned out to be a bit of a let down to say the least. The show itself was disjointed and confusing and told absolutely no story. This was...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had high hopes for this. I did have a good case of the giggles at how terrible it was! The band were good and the music was the most interesting bit. The rest was just a confused version of events. Having seen plenty of...More

Thank becky T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting show which is very popular. Weekends appear to be busier. Best to buy your tickets early in the day, choose your seats, then come back later. Times are 4.10, 5.10 and 6.30 each day. Goes for about 30 mins. They also give you a...More

Thank stevehawkins2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great skills with life music and some story telling and humour to go with it. Always a long queue to get in so make sure buy ahead. Show is about an hour so + but goes by very quickly. Certainly worth doing this.

Thank Aloysius001
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October 7, 2018|
Response from Brad W | Reviewed this property |
Hello there Tickets should read from 100000 dong and I think the cheap seats are only available from the box office before the performance. Alternatively you can order your tickets through Charming Vietnam Travel in the... More
Chloe V
September 24, 2018|
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Response from BrothersTravels | Reviewed this property |
45-50 minutes.
July 6, 2018|
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Response from Mark N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the theatre had good air conditioning when I went.