Hoi An Water Puppet Show

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Hoi An Water Puppet Show
4.5
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Monday
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Tuesday
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Thursday
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Friday
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Saturday
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
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Hoian Water Puppet Theater is a unique traditional art form of Vietnam. The program includes various pieces imbued with the cultural character of Vietnam and Quang Nam.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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4.5
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Kelowna Guy
Kelowna, Canada27 contributions
Short and sweet
Mar 2020
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.
Written March 19, 2020
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Alex H
Port St. Mary, UK854 contributions
Surprisingly very good!
Mar 2020 • Couples
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!
Written March 15, 2020
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jdskinnear
Bridge of Weir, UK2 contributions
Cancelled
Mar 2020
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.
Written March 15, 2020
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JMB50
Sprowston, UK415 contributions
Such fun
Sep 2019
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.
Written March 10, 2020
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Geoff C
Nottingham, UK621 contributions
An Absolute Bloody Delight
Feb 2020
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.
Written March 2, 2020
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NanaG-0112
Melbourne, Australia182 contributions
Worth doing
Feb 2020
A great thing to see when in HoiAn. The show goes for approx 60mins and is very informative and entertaining. Great for families and any travellers.
Written March 2, 2020
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Laura E
Friedrichshafen, Germany5 contributions
Interesting insight in the vietnamese culture
Feb 2020 • Couples
The water puppet show contains many small acts and each displayes a part of the vietnamese culture. The puppets were really beautiful and the show was lovely. It was totally worth the money and an amusing show.
Written March 1, 2020
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Alexandra L
Cypress Gardens, FL9 contributions
Very fun tradition
Feb 2020 • Friends
This was a really fun activity. We have seen other water puppet shows but this one in Hoi An was the best. Our tickets gave us front row seats. The stories the puppets told were all in Vietnamese but easy to follow. The puppets were beautiful. If you’ve never been to a water puppet show, this would be a great one to visit.
Written February 25, 2020
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sm_AUNZ
Melbourne, Australia24 contributions
Amusing, light hearted entertainment
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had nothing planned so we decided to attend this show, and we didn’t regret the decision.
It was an amusing, light hearted show, with some fantastic talent.
Recommended
Written February 21, 2020
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James F
Ocean City, NJ23 contributions
A Most Disappointing Expereince
Feb 2020
We arrived at the venue and were met with a sign starting that the performance was cancelled. My granddaughter was very disappointed. We did not receive any advance notification or email. There was no ticket office on site. There was no offer to re-book.

I have requested a full refund from the venue and from Trip Advisor. Neither has responded.

I will never book another event through Trip Advisor.
Written February 14, 2020
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Hoi An Water Puppet Show is open:
  • Mon - Tue 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
  • Thu - Sat 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
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