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Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

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Address: 55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St. | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Way more fun I expected

To be honest, I thought this might be pretty dull, but I went in with an open mind. As soon as it started I was hooked. Some people complain about it being in Vietnamese or it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To be honest, I thought this might be pretty dull, but I went in with an open mind. As soon as it started I was hooked. Some people complain about it being in Vietnamese or it being boring, but I think they maybe miss the point. It is an insight into the quirky, funny side of Vietnamese culture. I don't... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a part of Vietnam's Cultural Heritage, Vietnamese Traditional Water Puppet Show - best way to discover the history and traditional cultural life of Vietnamese people. The show is in local language with no english translations....the show includes dragon dance, lion dance, boat racing...of course all by water puppets. Sometimes tickets will not be available if the show is full...i... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have always wanted to see a water puppet performance, because this is something that is rather unique to Vietnam, so when I had the chance to do so in Ho Chi Minh City, I grabbed it immediately. I thought the performance was very engaging. Even though the show was done entirely in Vietnamese, it was rather easy to understand... More 

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Zelkow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you arę first time in this country you have to see it.if you are tired you can get sleep.sometimes full sometimes you can buy tickets before permormance.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Honestly I think water puppet is an authentic Vietnamese attraction, mostly about the folktale of Vietnam. However unavailability of any English/Chinese translation made me totally unable to enjoy the show. Also, the height of the seats is not well-adjusted enough. If your seat is at the back, your view will be easily blocked by people in front of you. In... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought this was a typical tourist trap, Im sure some people would find it cute but I was bored in the first 5 minutes and then there was still 45minutes to go :-(

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our grandchildren to the show and they loved it .Wonderful puppets and amazing routines. Such variety and excellent music to accompany it . Original and stimulating. 200,000 dong per person. Good playground around the corner if you arrive early but nowhere decent to eat close by.

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Manila, Philippines
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

you should skip this place not recommended waste of money and time no english or any other language translation we all just close our eyes to sleep until the end of the show

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didnt know what to expect when we came here, it was something we have never seen before. The music and commentating was very funny. The story was told in Vietnameese but it didnt matter as it was so funny! The puppets were very well done and the movements of them were perfect. I would highly recommend this, for adults... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This show takes an hour of your time and is absolutely well worth. Never seen a show like this and you will appreciate this cultural event

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