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“Unique cultural art!”

Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

I have traveled to many counties, saw many cultural arts there but water puppet in Vietnam made me most impressive. We booked the show through our hotel The puppets were cool and so the accompanying music and narratives. I am even more impressed when learn about the effort behind the scene. Great fun and insightful learning about Vietnamese culture. I think it was our lucky charm to watch it.

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

We went to the water puppets show as we were told it had great cultural significance in Vietnam.
The show was enjoyable in terms of the music and singing which seemed very authentic and was performed by a live music group, however the show itself made no sense to us as it was entirely in Vietnamese. This meant that we fairly quickly lost interest and were just waiting for it to end.
Prior to the show our guide had said that he wouldn't spoil it for us by telling us the story and then didn't tell us after the show either, so we still don't know what it was about. We wish he had as it might have made it more interesting.

1  Thank Kate O
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

This is really a fantastic and entertaining show. worth for money. It was only $USD8 . Played by 8 performers with 6 musicians. 45 minutes great show. Only in Saigon.

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

The water puppets are an interesting part of Vietnamese historical entertainment and story telling. Definitely worth a look if you are travelling in Vietnam !!
However, if you are travelling through Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, the Hanoi water puppet show is much better than the Ho Chi Minh show.
In Hanoi, the seating is far more comfortable, the theatre is much nicer, there is more interaction from the performers (both the musicians and the puppeteers), and while they introduce the parts of the show in Vietnamese - the Hanoi theatre has a LCD screen for English speakers to read (the Ho Chi Minh show does not have this).
If you have missed the show in Hanoi, then the Ho Chi Minh show is definitely worth seeing still.

1  Thank DnJ T
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Water puppet is a very traditional and typical art of VNs culture. Music, visuals and (of course) water make up a really nice experience for the audience (although foreiners may not fully understand the story without reading the leaflet)

Thank Giang P
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