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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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Glad I went even if I couldn't see much!

I was really looking forward to seeing this. I had, what I thought was a good seat... somewhere in the middle, middle. The ticket price was 100,000 dong and it lasted about 45... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Rochester, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Water puppet Show was very Excellent. We could follow the gist of the Story and the the Girls singing was beautiful and the music was fantastic. Well worth the timeslot to enjoy it.

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Huntly, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed the puppet show. It's all in Vietnamese so I recommend getting a translation card that are by the door. But the music and the puppets are really enjoyable and the price is decent too. Definitely recommend if you enjoy cultural performances.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was happy I did this for the experience but I found it to be pretty boring. The musicians and the puppeteers did an amazing job but I didn't understand what was going on. And it was confusing that on the tickets they hand write your seat number but never mentioned it so I had no idea there were assigned... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was really looking forward to seeing this. I had, what I thought was a good seat... somewhere in the middle, middle. The ticket price was 100,000 dong and it lasted about 45 minutes. When the show started with music and singing it was lovely. Once the puppets themselves started, everyone started sitting forward to get a better view. This... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends like it, but i think so so. The music is even more attractive to me. But with 100.000 vn they charge, it worth the experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good fun show which is good value for money. Entertaining and fairly impressive puppetry, with the live music being the highlight. Good fun and not too long for a family /small children. Some spoken bits are in Vietnamese however this isn't that important to enjoy the show, if you're an English speaker. Quite a warm room but fans do help,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well with a visit. Surprisingly good musicians and some tender moments. I really enjoyed it. Slightly spoiled by millions of tourists taking pictures of the stage with giant tablets. Worth it despite that.

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Thank bp83
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I literally stumbled upon this place while walking around the Old Quarter. There was a show happening in 20 minutes and for 100,000 dong I think, it was very reasonable. You don't need to book a tour or prebook tickets to see this. In 5 minutes, we were sitted happily in the back rows. We saw a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went with my teenage son and we enjoyed it. It was very cleverly done and I found the funny side of it. It is not too long and we did have a laugh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see for anyone visiting Hanoi especially if you've got kids. Traditional puppets dance around accompanied by live muscians off to the left who are very talented & equally as interesting to watch. Book in advance to not miss out as its very popular. I didnt think the Seats where uncomfotable.

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