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“A good hours entertainment.”

Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
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$11.00*
and up
Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery
Ranked #17 of 276 things to do in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A good hours entertainment.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is totally different to anything else I have seen. Ideal for families and people who like traditional entertainment. Don't expect and 21st century CGI

Visited April 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Amazing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

Not what we were expecting. Absolutely brilliant show, from the live music and amazing puppetry. Well worth a visit. You can take your camera in but they do charge extra for it

Visited March 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Could be better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

An excellent set up and display. But I found the lack of English as an alternative language lacking. Yes, the traditional songs have to be the same, but maybe the content of the dialogue could have an english version to allow the tourists to understand the humour that was on display...

Visited February 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

It is a must when you visit Vietnam. A cultural show that will remind you how simple life there and exciting with the way they can control the puppet.

Visited March 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Step back into time, ancient theater”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

while you may not understand the traditional music, this is a must do to make your Hanoi experience complete. While most of my colleagues would not want to go a second time, they are very glad they saw this unique art form - blending traditional Vietnamese music with puppets attached to long rods beneath the water. From a boy and his dog to harvesting rice, to a royal processional, and a dragon or two thrown in for good measure - this folks is entertaining.

Visited October 2013
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