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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed March 6, 2014

we enjoyed a very good puppet show, with live music and a story about vietnamese legends and traditions, with the giant turtle receiving the sword from the king and giving it back to the gods, the phoenix, dragons and fishers catching jumping fishes. Water puppet theater is a must in Hanoi and the entrance is not expensive at all. They have about 4 or 5 shows a day.

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

very colourful, interesting show. they give you a program in your language so you can understand whats going on. Definitely worth seeing as its very unusual and fun. have to pay extra if you want to take pictures but it doesn't seem to be enforced once you're in there, and unless you have a really good camera the pictures don't turn out great, so don't think its worth paying it.

Thank Maria D
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Its definitely a place for tourists, but was still really beautiful and worth a visit if you have time.

Thank Annique D
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Hanoi was cold so decided to go in doors to see puppet show on a whim. Hotel walked across and got us tickets and we just pottered in and where absolutely delighted. It was just 45 mins but so clever and funny puppet show of life on the river.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

I'd rate this a 'must see'. The puppeteers are skilled, many of the stories (there are 14 items) will make you smile, so just sit back and indulge your inner child. Performances last about 45 minutes and probably worth booking tickets in advance. My only complaint was the number of tourists taking photographs throughout the performance. There is supposed to be a charge but doubt whether any of the iPhone flashers had paid it. Shame on you. Put your phones and cameras away, please!

1  Thank CambridgeElizabeth
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