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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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Wasn't sure what to make of this after reading the various reviews but were pleasantly surprised by the show and the overall atmosphere. Wandering to the venue from the hotel was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed so much this show, pretty expensive but still good, funny, but could not really understand since they are speaking in Vietnamese language.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wasn't sure what to make of this after reading the various reviews but were pleasantly surprised by the show and the overall atmosphere. Wandering to the venue from the hotel was fun but itself but the show was also really great, the puppets really well done and funny with the fact we did not speak Vietnamese being no problem. Our... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice show...only about an hour long but... good entertainment. We wondered how some of the puppets were maneuvered by the puppeteers...I would have liked to see a behind the scenes tour!!!! Each act is short so you won't tire easily. Many younger kids could sit and enjoy the show without getting cranky or sleepy. I was surprised to see that.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the show is in Vietnamese we still enjoyed it without being able to understand much. The puppets were beautiful and amazing to watch. The narration and music with also enjoyable. We sat pretty far back in the theatre and there were a lot of people trying to take photos or film the show with their phones/iPads which tended to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried to purchase the tickets at the door one day before but I was told shows the whole weekend were sold out but I later managed to get tickets through my hotel tour desk so that was not cool. But the show itself was good. My 3 year old sat happily throughout the show even if we did not... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend recommended me to watch this show. i bought the ticket directly from the theater. but i saw that many sightseeing points has the sale of such tickets. the show lasts for 1.5 hours with live music. it shows all the traditional lifestyles with the puppet. the show is full of surprise and it worths the money. it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a really interesting , colourful and fun snapshot of Vietnamese culture. Kids would love it as did the grandparents sitting near us. It was fascinating to see how the puppets are operated under water. Lovely experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Costing 200k each i had high expectations. These were met by the amusing and very different water puppet show. Although in vietnamese, i found it fascinating and very entertaining. Its in a/c I think what wad most hillarious was the sea of camera and phones trying to film it! Just enjoy the show guys and if you wana watch it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very different from anything back home kids got bored towards the end as couldn't understand narrative as in vieteamed but they appreciated it was very clever. Quite loud for young children

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Penang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anyone coming to HCM should see this unique cultural show. The puppet's movement looks quite restrictive and stiff but from the music, song and the special effect that the puppet can offer (eg smoking, swimming, climbing tree), it is enjoyable. The art of mastering these puppet is not easy and therefore is a must to watch.

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