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“Good but as short as the leg room”

Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
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Ranked #19 of 277 things to do in Hanoi
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Good but as short as the leg room”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Well this is most interesting to go and watch and unlike anything that I have seen before. The music that accompanies the performance is also lovely and I enjoyed that equally. Tickets are 60k Dong for the cheap seats at the back and 100k dong for the front rows. Personally unless you are short sighted there is no real need to pay the 100k. The performance is only 45 minutes so very short. There is also more leg room in Easyjet cargo! I am 6 foot 2 and I couldnt put my legs together but had to sit either 'side saddle' or with me legs spread! So in the end I was quite happy it was only 45 minutes!

Visited August 2013
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Denmark, Australia
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“Puppet show”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Excellent show, very clever. Glad it wasnt too long. Learnt about Vietnam. ood for families. Located near the Lake. It was a good price.

Visited July 2013
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“Boring”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

We went to the water puppet show because it came highly recommended on tripadvisor. Although the performers are highly skilled we found it extremely boring. The musicians are amazing in their craft but can be monotonous. There was also a man seated in front of me, blocking my view from the show. Luckily it is only a half an hour show. I would not recommend this to everyone.

Visited August 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Family Attraction”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

A unique family and all-age attraction. It's a must when you are in Hanoi. The large screen and translation help the audience members understand what is going on throughout the scenes. Our family learned a lot about Vietnamese culture, life and history from the show. Seating arrangement is a little cramped. Don't forget to book your tickets ahead of time.

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“loud”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Entertaining but oh so loud and the Vietnamese people really enjoy it. The gardens where wonderful and the monument in the garden was amazing.

Visited July 2013
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