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Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

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Address: 55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St. | Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Phone Number: 84-88272653
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It was a good experience. The show was good and entertaining. Even though it was in Vietnamese, everyone enjoyed it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Angelin T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Personally, I didnt enjoy the show 100%, as I dont understand the language but I do understand the message/ story it is telling; depicting the agri lifestyle, farming, fishing etc. Towards the end the people who maneuvered the puppets came out from the water (underwater???) ... and I had tears in my eyes, for the fact that how much effort... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a good experience. The show was good and entertaining. Even though it was in Vietnamese, everyone enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although I can't understand Vietnamese, still enjoyed this show. :) can't figure out how they control doll under water

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Need some entertainment before your dinner while in HCMC? I strongly recommend you to visit Golden Dragon Water Puppet Show. Yes.... clean theatre, good ventilation, acceptable seating (quite comfortable) and good musical & singing presentation. It was really an eye opener for us to see this water puppet presentation, first time for all of us. Colorful and skillful display.... showing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked in with no expectations, so I was indeed pleased with the performance. Live band and puppets on water - which I have no idea how they do it. Though they speak in Vietnam language during the performance, it is easy to follow through their story. Overall it is creative, colourful, dramatic, and enjoyable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our last full day in Ho Chi Minh we thought we would visit a water puppet show. At first my husband wasn't keen but he absolutely enjoyed it . Not fluent in Vietnamese made it a bit harder to understand but we got the main idea. The puppeteers and musicians are so very clever it was 45min well spent .... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although it was in Vietnamese, it was an unique and easy to follow show. Travel companies tend to charge a lot. We legged it and bought the tickets and guess what? We got amazing seats compared to those booked in bulk. A must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

It was phenomenal but it was crowed and hard to see from my seat. It was also pretty expensive but worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

It costs 200.000 dongs to see this show. The location is not hard to find (we used Uber tbh lol) and has old age vibe. The show itself was pretty great and took about 50 minutes. What made me laugh during the show was the voice-actors/the orchestra. They were fun to watch and very talented. It's still amusing me till... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

At first i think the puppet size is only as big as our hand. But i was wrong. Is just similar with our upper body. With only the live music, vietnamese lingo, and shouting we can understand all of the performance. We do not need fully explanation though we got a sheet of paper with title for every chapter of... More 

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