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Fascinating unique theatre experience. Traditional Vietnamese instruments and singing. Be sure to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ray Z
Shellharbour, Australia
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The show was very entertaining

We missed the show in Hanoi, so we made the effort to go to a show in Ho Chi Minh City. It looks... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2019
Auckland, New Zealand
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
195 Nguyen Van Huong | Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating unique theatre experience. Traditional Vietnamese instruments and singing. Be sure to read the programme before the show to understand each act.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ray Z
Reviewed January 23, 2019

We missed the show in Hanoi, so we made the effort to go to a show in Ho Chi Minh City. It looks like an old repurposed cinema. The band and the narrators sit on both sides of the 'pool'. The various stories told are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

I came here as part of a tour to see parts of HCMC. It's not necessarily something I would choose to do, but I was entertained and could appreciate the artistry behind this performance. It's a mix of puppets, panto, performance, percussion and pitch perfect...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tinmanstreats
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

I understand the show is part of the Vietnamese culture but as a person who doesn’t understand the language, I could not understand the sequence of scenes. They appeared to be disconnected for the most part and I did not get the story. Perhaps subtitles,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yellowshaun
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Show is all in Vietnamese and extremely quirky but it's a must if you're in Ha Noi! Tickets aren't too bad and I recommend springing for the expensive middle seats if you can. Don't expect Broadway production and Hollywood scenery, so temper your expectations. But...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dan C
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

This was just the most wonderful thing we saw in Vietnam. We were told to buy tickets in advance and glad we did as very busy. But 50 minutes of sheer entertainment. All done in Vietnamese but easy to get the gist of the story...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank clairejb27
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Very nice show. In this modern technology world, it is tough to see traditional shows like this. A lot of human efforts are required to run synchronized shows like this. Don't miss the show. The only downside is the show is completed on Vietnamese so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

This was a lovely show. Completely in Vietnamese, with no translations but you can still work out what is going on. The puppetry itself is amazing - a lot of talent there! And the music and singers are great too. Definitely worth going to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michelle F
Reviewed October 15, 2018

seriously i dont really understand on the storyline since it was presented in vietnamese language. but the i can tell u, its not an ordinary puppet show and need sharp skills to control all the puppets. Its worth a visit if you happen to visit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shahrul1992
Reviewed October 9, 2018

I knew the show but had never seen it. As a result ,it was so very great and valuable. We asked Concierge in our hotel to buy tickets. It was good, because when we arrived at the theater 15 minutes before the opening time by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Michelle M
February 3, 2018|
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Response from ShirishParanjape | Reviewed this property |
We were at HCM City on 1st August 2017, and we did visit the show which is what I wrote about. On photos, the location shows as "Culture Park". If you use Google Maps, this place is seen as The Golden Dragon Puppet... More
Larry B
June 25, 2016|
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Response from ajhpy | Reviewed this property |
Water puppet show is just the shows itself. Local travel agents usually organise it with the river cruises that include dinner.
December 18, 2015|
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Response from 802wilhelmh | Reviewed this property |
Here are 3 Water Puppet Shows as per Leaflet. at 500Pm - 6.30PM amd at 7.45Pm. You have a choice of 3 Option = Water Puppet show - Water Puppet Show + Rong Vang Buffet or Dinner at Rong Vang Buffet. Phone Nr is 0839302196... More