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Hoi An Water Puppet Show

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Hoi An Water Puppet Show

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Kelowna Guy wrote a review Mar 2020
Kelowna, Canada27 contributions62 helpful votes
This show lasts about 1 .5 hours and the program includes 12 scenes that represent life for the farmers in Vietnam. The puppet masters stand behind a screen in knee deep cold water and the puppets are on the end of long poles that are extended under the screen. Some scenes were hard to understand while others were quite funny.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Alex H wrote a review Mar 2020
Port St. Mary, United Kingdom855 contributions108 helpful votes
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We visited here and paid I think 300,000 each for a ticket. The show last about 45-50 minutes. It is in Vietnamese but each story is slightly different along the way and most of the time you can follow what is going on! The show itself is very clever and the puppeteers are very talented. The musicians and voices are also very good! It makes a change from your usual SE Asian activities so I would recommend giving this activity a go one evening!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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jdskinnear wrote a review Mar 2020
Bridge of Weir, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our booking as cancelled. Unfortunately there was no prior notification of this from Tripadviser with whom we had booked and who, up until a few hours before the performance were sending notifications encouraging us to download our tickets which we had printed off when booking. Our hotel were the ones to advise us that the performance was cancelled. POOR PERFORMANCE TRIPADVISER. Presumably you will be processing a refund.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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JMB50 wrote a review Mar 2020
Sprowston, United Kingdom410 contributions154 helpful votes
I had hear about this unique Vietnamese entertainment and it is well worth seeing. It is so clever and very entertaining. It gives an insight in the culture and the imagination that goes into the presentation is great. There is no problem understanding as there is an English voice advising what is coming so you get an idea of what to expect. It is approximately an hour of fun suitable for all ages.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Geoff C wrote a review Mar 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom620 contributions60 helpful votes
I'd heard of the Vietnamese culture of water puppets. From a Western perspective the whole thing makes no sense and one is expecting a very Punch & Judy. But no, it's a recreation of Vietnamese traditional village tales through the medium of puppets seemingly floating on the water and interweaving with other puppet characters in the water. For a while I focused on the How it was done, but then just relaxed into it and enjoyed the show. They do explain things very well with details of the stories being portrayed. In some ways it's more like ballet than puppetry. And it is very cheap too - buy your tickets from the kiosks which charge you for your entry into the old town. All over inside an hour and I recommend getting a taxi out there and then walking back into town.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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