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“If you have kids under 10? Go!”

Water puppet show at Thao Dien Village
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Come and enjoy Vietnamese food at Ngon restaurant Thao Dien Village, visitors can entertain themselves with water puppet show here. The show upholds the culture, the traditions of this country and is acted like normal human beings by the well-trained artists. It highlights the creative bent of mind of the inhabitants of the city. Weekly one show is held from 19:30 to 20:00 every Saturday at Ngon restaurant in Thao Dien Village.
Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Went here with my partner and it was a good show but I must say it's defiantly for kids up to about 10 or 12 years old!
A great show with good viewing!
We booked with Buffalo tours as it seemed to sell out fast weeks ahead.

3  Thank Lee2812
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

It was ok wouldn't rush out to see it the people working the puppets very good we went on a dinner cruise included with the show it was very average

1  Thank Leanne080
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

This want really on our must see/do list for the weekend we were in ho chi Minh but we decided to give it a go and it was really great, got tickets on the door 5 minutest before the performance started and had a great time. It's a bit hard to follow what's going on as it's all in Vietnamese, but the music and puppets seemed to get this across regardless! Would recommend to anyone visiting ho chi minh with and hour to spare.

1  Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

They said they didn't have any more front seats available so we had to content with seats fourth row from the back. We struggled to get a good view of the puppet show because many people seated in front of us had their cameras held up high to capture a video of the show and this blocked our view. They should stop the audience from taking videos and photos during the performance. My 7 year old son and I decided to move out from our seats and sat on the steps and this definitely gave us a much better view. It was great consolation that the usher saw the situation and told us we could take the seats at the 2nd row which was rather empty. Now, we had full view and had the best seats on the house! Audience who sat in the front seats were dodging the occasional splashes of water caused by the movement of the puppets in water. We were dry. You need to get front row seats to enjoy the puppet show. The dragon breathes fire and that was cool!

1  Thank Delyeo
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

It's a great show with live original Vietnamese Music.The show last about one hour and every seat will give you a good view.
Great value and never to forget entertainment.

1  Thank Bill v
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