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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
84 04 8249494
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Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“water puppets” (554 reviews)
“puppet show” (515 reviews)
“story line” (132 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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84 04 8249494
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's definitely a must in Hanoi. You can buy the tickets for the shows in the entrance desk. Tickets are about 100,000 VND per person. I went by 1pm and get tickets for the 4:30 show. Show takes approx 1 hour. You can take pictures...More

Thank Daniela T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a traditional culture show , there are many short stories through out the performances I guess... ( it's in Vietnamese language) . I love the music played . Bring peace and harmony feel. ^^

Thank AS T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great show yo see while in Hanoi. It's very interesting . Unfortunately we didn't understand what they were saying , but it was still easy to watch and very entertaining. Great to see culture and a nice attraction to get out of...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Firstly you don't need to speak the language to enjoy this Fabulous Show. This really is a must visit place when in Hanoi. Skills involved in operating these puppets as they glide both on and under the water is Unbelievable. It truly is a Marvel....More

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a "must see" according to the guidebooks and we were not disappointed. The puppets were beautiful and the stories simple enough that we "English only" speakers were amused.

Thank Sdkristi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Even though we didn't know any word of what was said everyone in the family enjoyed it. Also bought some nice puppet souvenirs outside.

1  Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a wonderful experience, as it is unique. The actors are in water, submerged waist deep. Good mimickry by artists.

Thank Vivek K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The water puppet show is pleasant to watch, quite cheap and only takes 45minutes. If you want to relax after a full day of walking it is definitely worth it! It is a really nice experience and gives a little insight in the culture (related...More

1  Thank Reinier91
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a really great show. The music and "acting" are very good. I am incredibly impressed with the puppeteers.

1  Thank pate63
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a staple show in Hanoi, very enjoyable and it’s definitely worth seeing! Cute story to watch, nice puppets and talented troupe of musicians and puppet masters. I enjoyed the music the most. The spectacle reminded me very much of shows at Children’s Theatre...More

1  Thank AAS619
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Cato1111
hello how much are tickets? do you have to pre book or can you just turn up and pay on door. thanks
6 March 2017|
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Response from Karen J | Reviewed this property |
Hello, they are about $15 - $20. Yes you can just turn up. We booked through an agent so that were so much more
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christrav268
Is it possible to go backstage and see how the puppets are worked?
13 January 2017|
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Response from Jenna M | Reviewed this property |
But I assume they work like normal puppets.
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Complim
How to get front row seats?
4 January 2017|
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Response from Deep M | Reviewed this property |
If you're staying a few days try and go to the book office as they have a seating chart for each performance. You might get lucky and get a front row. So in advance get your agent to check and book. Good luck and enjoy
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