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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

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Address: 57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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84 04 8249494
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet...

Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.

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Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery
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Water Puppet Show and Old Quarter Walking Tour of Hanoi

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The puppet show was included with the day tour we had with Buffalo Tours. This was interesting to see, and I think children would really find it a lot of fun. The theatre is not... read more

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A puppet show with local story lines and musical instruments. Talented puppeteers with great execution and creativity. A must-see for anyone visiting Hanoi. Interesting and informative for adults and children alike.An afternoon well-spent!

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Victoria, BC Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The puppet show was included with the day tour we had with Buffalo Tours. This was interesting to see, and I think children would really find it a lot of fun. The theatre is not too big, so all seats would be good. The theatre was full, and our tickets had been purchased in advance. This water puppet performance is... More 

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Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

IT was really great experience for us. Part of this show is translated into english. But really who cares. First time I saw this kind od show and was great. Price only 100k vnd. So not a lot. If you are in Hanoi you should totally see it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The show was pretty nice and well executed. The price is reasonable (100k VND) and it lasts for 45 minutes. Performers talk in Vietnamese but we can easily understand the meaning of each scene. Even if we spent a good moment there, I think it is more targeted for children. I still recommend to watch it if you are in... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We attended the puppet show in mid January. The booking staff were kind enough to recommend a show time where we could get closer to the stage (recognising that we had a 5 year old). The show itself was fantastic, a great cultural experience with plenty of interesting bits to keep the kids entertained. Would recommend

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have lived in Hanoi for 2 years and had been putting off the water puppet show. I have a visitor in town and we went last night to the puppet show. It was fantastic!!!! I was very impressed by the show, music, and artists. A great job and event to attend in Hanoi!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Contrary to my inner doubts beforehand this was an enjoyable experience. Most of the cultural significance was lost on me and, I imagine, most other Westerners in the audience, but it didn't much matter because the impact of the music, singing and, most of all, the water puppets themselves was so beguiling, for the fifty minutes of the show anyway... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great theatre and skilled puppet master are at work behind the scenes. Each set tells a story and even has pyrotechnic effects! 100,000 vnd is worth the entrance fee. The music is very loud along with the singing but it is a great night. show lasts about 1 hour.

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were reluctant to go at first , but really glad we did. The performances were interesting and the singing and musical instruments were amazing. I thouroughly enjoyed it ! Even though it was in Vietnamese , my 11 year old and I enjoyed making out he stories being told. The puppets were beautiful and there was a lot of... More 

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Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an amazing experience. Never seen anything like this in all my travels. Did not understand a word of what they were saying but I connected with the idea and the sentiment. It was over all too soon. I think the show is about 50 minutes its dazzling and intriguing. Well worth the money spent on it. The lady... More 

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