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Water puppet show at Thao Dien Village

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Address: 195 Nguyen Van Huong | Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 8 37446457
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Come and enjoy Vietnamese food at Ngon restaurant Thao Dien Village,...

Come and enjoy Vietnamese food at Ngon restaurant Thao Dien Village, visitors can entertain themselves with water puppet show here. The show upholds the culture, the traditions of this country and is acted like normal human beings by the well-trained artists. It highlights the creative bent of mind of the inhabitants of the city. Weekly one show is held from 19:30 to 20:00 every Saturday at Ngon restaurant in Thao Dien Village.

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The show stars around 4,30 pm and will finish by 5.30.The hall can accomadate around 200 people but to have a clear view you shold be there bit early.

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

The show stars around 4,30 pm and will finish by 5.30.The hall can accomadate around 200 people but to have a clear view you shold be there bit early.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique show rich in Vietnamese heritage. Short show performed in Vietnamese but easy to follow the story line. Watch your pockets when you leave the performance but trust the cycle drivers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the performance of this Vietnamese ancient art which has a long association with Vietnam. It is unique puppetry performed in a pool of water. The puppets dance and slide elegantly over the water syagr controlled by a whole troupe of puppet masters hiding behind a screen. The vocalists and musicians at the side of the stage performed synchronised... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Seating arrangement terrible! Hard to get a good view. Best to sit in the very back. People block views because they are busy standing up taking picture and video with their cell phones

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

At first I was a bit doubtful if we should watch the show as some who have seen it said they couldnt understand it because it was in Vietnamese. Surprisingly I liked it. Even though it was in Vietnamese, you can still understand the story thru the puppets. It was amazing to see how the puppets where in sync with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Booked the combined Dinner on a Junk river cruise and Puppet show night from the Sheraton Hotel. Great night.The junk was very busy but the food was good and drink prices reasonable. Puppet show was amazing - looks very simple but performed by very talented performers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The Show times are at 5:00PM - 6:30PM - 7.45Pm.The Show is 45 minues long, and here is no intermission.To watch the Puppets is to discover the History and Traditional Cultural Life of the Vietnamese People. It is well done, and unsusual as all the puppets are in and on the Water.Get a Brochure on the Way in, it tells... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

The music, narration and the skill of the puppeteers is amazing. Due to the language difference I had no idea what the story was about. Value for money $10US. You may fall asleep after 30 mins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience of the music, singing and storytelling even though we didn't understand Vietnamese. The humor didn't need translating. The puppets are lovely and it is a very interesting tradition. Sadly or enjoyment of the hour-long show was quickly drowned out by getting into what we thought was a legitimate Mai Linh taxi. We quickly realized... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

人形劇出口付近にいるタクシーに注意してください。 そのタクシーを使い、37,000払う時のことでした。 私はちょうどの料金がなかったので50,000払い、お釣りは要らないよと言いました。(約50円程のチップ) すると、タクシードライバーは、「ホーチンミン先生(紙幣の肖像画)が見ているから、余計な額はもらえない」と、言いました。 すごく真面目なタクシードライバーだなと思い、ちょうどの金額を探していると、奴は私の財布のお金を全て取り出し、この金額を貰っていくと、私に見せました。 私は承諾して、タクシーを降りたときには遅かったです。 その時、一緒に500,000(2500円)を取られていました。騙される自分も馬鹿ですが、他の国では見られない卑怯なやり方でした。 お札の桁も多いので注意して下さい。 初めは真面目でいい人の顔をしてきますが、同じようなことを言われた場合には注意してください。いつか奴が捕まることを祈っています。 人形劇は音楽とともになかなか滑稽なものでよかったです。 The driver pretend to be kind and honest, but he is tricky to steal your money. I have 25$ stolen by him. If he says, 'teacher(Ho chin min on the bill) is watching us, so i can't get extra change' He is going to check your wallet and pick up... More 

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