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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
84 04 8249494
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Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“water puppets” (554 reviews)
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“story line” (135 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
84 04 8249494
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Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

50 min duration was long. Nice air con. Orchestra was very talented. The performances are in Vietnamese making understanding a little difficult. Interesting cultural experience in Hanoi. Recommend buying tickets ahead of intended show time.

Thank 86kelvint
Reviewed December 1, 2015

The place has an old-world charm to it. I really liked the live band, with traditional musical instruments, the musicians dressed for the occasion and put up a great show. The entire group was spell-bound by the performance. The show in itself talks about the...More

Thank anshumali b
Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Definitely a crazy must see, but perhaps more of a must see when you have a seat near the exit and may be able to sneak out when it all gets a bit mad :-) enjoyable and different! My favourite song / performance was the...More

Thank karen h
Reviewed December 1, 2015

At a quick 50 minutes, the Water Puppet Theater show was a fun introduction to this distinctly Vietnamese form of entertainment. Accompanied by Vietnamese instruments, the Water Puppet show showcased classic Vietnamese folklore in an engaging and entertaining way. Mad props to the puppeteers, what...More

Thank Glen C
Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

An old style cinema setup, the whole show sounded quite humorous though we didn't understand their language. Be early for a little read up on the show, Vnd100,000 ticket +Vnd20,000 for cameras. Don't know if it costs more for the front row?

1  Thank Mark L
Reviewed December 1, 2015

The water puppet show, is a dynamic and creative presentation. It is an attraction, that should not be missed. In addition to the puppets, the music and singing, that accompanies the show is wonderful. I have never seen anything like it in the world. I...More

Thank richard n
Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

I do not like puppet theater from the time I was a child, so we did not plan to visit this theater. We got there by a mistake: we had 4 hours before our train and were walking in the old quarter. We saw a...More

Thank Svetlana G
Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

I was hesitant on going as I was worried it would be a bit cheesy. It was actually a really unique thing to do. The music was live and the puppets were really cool to watch

Thank travelguru19_80_13
Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

I really like the show is very nice with the traditional music and good performance. You don't need to speak Vietnamease to understand what the history is about they are so good that you can feel it. For me it's the best attraction in this...More

Thank Juniorrocha81
Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

The show was funny to my Vietnamese friend who spoke the language. Unfortunately as a native English speaker, this was lost on me. Was a nice evening and the puppeters are skilled.

Thank samantgha
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March 6, 2017|
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Response from Karen J | Reviewed this property |
Hello, they are about $15 - $20. Yes you can just turn up. We booked through an agent so that were so much more
January 13, 2017|
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Response from Jenna M | Reviewed this property |
But I assume they work like normal puppets.
January 4, 2017|
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Response from Deep M | Reviewed this property |
If you're staying a few days try and go to the book office as they have a seating chart for each performance. You might get lucky and get a front row. So in advance get your agent to check and book. Good luck and enjoy