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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“water puppets” (559 reviews)
“puppet show” (543 reviews)
“front row” (122 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
84 04 8249494
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The best £3 ever, a fantastic show, very little English , you don't need it. These puppeteers are amazing? Buy your ticket early, go to the box office 100,000 dong. 5 shows daily, every hour after lunch. You will laugh your socks off. Don't pay...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Never seen anything like this before or since, its worth a one time visit for its novelty value alone, vietnamese culture and music

Thank davidc288119
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An enjoyable experience - the sounds from the orchestra were amazing and the lovely story by puppetry - an ancient art form was a delight. They were efficient at filling and emptying the theatre. If you have a spare hour and a half it's a...More

Thank LeanneWaite
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this Great entertainment in the old school way Good way to full in some time. Get there early or book as the front few seats are the best

Thank Russiemac
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this the first evening in Hanoi. Location is very convenient. We reached 10 mins before the show on a Saturday evening and were luckily able to get the tickets ( the auditorium was full). The music played throughput the one hour performance was...More

Thank Ravish K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The ticket of entrance is reasonable, can book advance at ticket counter as the show is scheduled. They will sing and play in Vietnamese languages, while waiting for the show, you can walk around nearby at the old town. There are a lot of good...More

Thank FTorres920
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great performance, definitely not only for kids. It was a great evening and a must, if you visit Hanoi. Make sure to get places in the first 5 rows, tickets are a bit more expensive, but it is worth the money.

Thank Schokojo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked two tickets and got here in the afternoon.. there are some shows in a day.. the theatre is near Hoan kiem lake .. centre of Capital... this is musical dance in a pool by a puppet .. so interesting

Thank peter150881
Reviewed 4 days ago

I took my 2 daughters to this show on hot afternoon and it was great way to get out of the heat and see some traditional puppeteering along with live traditional music. If you have a spare hour or so it's well worth it for...More

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been to Vietnam twice but spent most of my time in Hanoi, that was in the fall of 1998. I still have fond memories of this place. One of the most memorable was a visit to the puppet theater. For me, it is...More

Thank Torres G
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29 August 2017|
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Response from Charcoal W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes that's true, though it didn't seem to stop most of the audience. I think if you elect to pay the small fee (50,000vnd for still, more for video) you get preferential seating on front row.
6 March 2017|
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Response from JeansTangent | Reviewed this property |
200,000 VND per adult. Just turn up and pay at the counter.
13 January 2017|
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Response from Jenna M | Reviewed this property |
But I assume they work like normal puppets.