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Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St. | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84-88272653
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Amazing

In a beautiful, historic theatre....this show is cultural, funny and entertaining, a must see in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
marky2769
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Sydney, Australia
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A Centuries old art and culture form

This water puppet show , I think, is probably one of a few in the city. From what I had read up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ramanathan M
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55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St. | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In a beautiful, historic theatre....this show is cultural, funny and entertaining, a must see in hcmc.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This water puppet show , I think, is probably one of a few in the city. From what I had read up about it, this tradition dates back to the 11 century or even earlier. It depicts , using puppets, the rural life, the beliefs...More

Thank Ramanathan M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The water puppet show was such a unique experience. I've never seen anything like it before! Very skilled puppeteers put on the show which is about 45mins long, with a variety of scenes all over water.... I still can't work out how they do it!...More

Thank Andy J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed and entertaining show which will amaze you, make you laugh and find intriguing. Will keep you entertained throughout the show

Thank steve f
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Skiled puppeteers unseen perform a show on water, a live band provide music and sound effects telling stories (in Vietnamese but fairly easy to follow), about 45 minutes of unique entertainment. There are 2 or 3 shows an evening starting from 5pm, tickets can be...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A uniquely Vietnamese experience, which I recommend to anyone visiting Vietnam. The show is very well done and enjoyable. The people handling the puppets from behind the curtain are very talented.

Thank Stephen T
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We experienced this Water Puppet Show & laughed our heads off. It was all in Vietnamese but it was great & still easy enough to follow – the puppets, music & vocals kept us smiling. As we travelled through Vietnam we have seen a lot...More

3  Thank Borneo50
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

It is difficult to find something that is unique in the world. The band are really into the show and whilst the whole thing is in vietnamese it is easy to follow and quite entertaining. It doesn't, t go on long enough to get boring

Thank Twose64
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic music, great scenery but spoilt by people videoing using their mobile phones restricting the view which spoilt the experience, such a shame so much skill and hard work by all the puppeteers The people who arrange the show really need to think about banning...More

Thank Gordon O
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

The Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater show was a unique experience and typical of Vietnamese culture. It is a small theater and there are two shows every evening-at 5pm and 6.30pm lasting 45 mins. There is no need to prebook tickets though one can do...More

1  Thank Ajit K
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yenchen311
November 29, 2016|
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Response from Summer G | Reviewed this property |
We paid 400,000 dong for two people.
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Reshma S
October 23, 2016|
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Response from WH_Liang | Reviewed this property |
In my case I walked there and luckily I was on time for the show at 5pm. So I bought at the ticket counter VD200k. As per brochure: show time 5pm 6.30pm and 7.45pm (daytime performances according to your agreement). I think... More
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SandyLazatin
September 26, 2016|
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Response from GAMA-a1234567 | Reviewed this property |
Lasts maybe a bit less than an hour. Probably cheap enough that you could leave early if the child gets bored. About $US7 or £UK5. Enjoy if you go, try and get seats near the front for best view.
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