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“What a gas!”

Thang Long Ca Tru Guild
Ranked #56 of 281 things to do in Hanoi
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Owner description: "Visiting Vietnam without listening to a rhythm of ca tru traditional music means that you've not discovered the real spirit of Vietnam yet." "Free yourself and get immersed in ca tru while enjoying performance by Thang Long Ca Tru Theatre. It is a voluntary, non-profit group of ca tru musicians founded in 2006. Long-time history, unique instruments, impressive music tones and meaningful song lyrics made ca tru recognized by UNESCO as the World Intangible Cutural Heritage." "This is a concert for about 70 persons held in an old temple in the old quarter of Hanoi. They are good about explaining the instruments and the history of the music. They even let you come try out the instruments. The hot tea and little cake is a nice touch at intermission" "The singers had such dear, expressive faces and sang with such intensity. The instruments were unique and had a real otherworldly quality to them and the presentation and overall performance were of a very high quality. I felt delighted, entertained and educated. Well worth going to see."-Visited wrote The show is on every Thursday and Saturday night at 8pm at 28 Hang Buom (Quan De Temple).
Reviewed January 22, 2013

This show is $5 for the best seats and is quite a gas. OK, the production values aren't exactly modern Hollywood, but the story is cute, the audience is all tourist from all over the world, and the puppets are mostly adorable. The dragon and phoenix at the start are wonderful, beautiful, exuberant! Unless you are a curmudgeon, you'll be amused and entertained. (OK, it's a lot touristy and probably more than a little schmaltzy. What do you expect for three or five bucks!)

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

heard about it and since we have one ore night in Hanoi we give a try. Ticket around 10 USD/pax and is about 1 hr. performance. Fantastic show and amazing figurines. A place where whole family can go and enjoy the magnificent of the show. Must visit

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

I know this is not most peoples cup of tea but I love traditional theatre and this one of the best. Afterwards you can come up on stage and talk with the performers and try your hand at the traditional instruments - where does that happen in the Western world?
The show is short and the kids will love trying the instruments just as I did and I certainly am not a kid (except at heart).

5  Thank 1siddhartha1
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

I hope I have got the right place. We found the show cute and some of the movements are intriguing. The traditional music is very good.

Thank vanisle_al
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

An hour of your time is all it takes for a slice of authentic vietnamese show - Very unique puppets performance in water.

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