We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
84 04 8249494
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery
More Info
and up
Hanoi Cyclo City Tour Including Water Puppet Show and Hotel Pickup
More Info
and up
Private Tour: Hanoi Street Food Experience with Water Puppet Show
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“water puppets” (558 reviews)
“puppet show” (532 reviews)
“story line” (136 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
84 04 8249494
Write a Review
Reviews (8,600)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1,991 - 2,000 of 6,368 reviews

Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

I liked the waterpuppet show! I didn't really know what to expect, but I was pleasently surprised. They speak in Vietnamese, so you dont really understand anything, but it doesn't really matter, the main thing is the waterpuppets. I would say it was worth the...More

Thank Nils P
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Very interesting. We went to the new theatre. Easy to find and an interesting evening. We had never seen this type of entertainment before. Recommended!

Thank caroleannsmith
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

The puppet show is steeped in history and shows a funny little stories into traditional local life, in a time me gone by. Don't expect Edwardian theatre or a show to rival Broadway but it's a lovely inside to life and entertainment from a traditional...More

Thank Rachel J
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

After an opening musical number the action moves to a 10' by 20' pond at the front of the theater. For the next 50 minutes hidden puppeteers will guide elaborate puppets through the water in stunning synchronization with the music. The show consists of 14...More

Thank jackonferry
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Water puppets is a must see fantastic show goes for around 45min and is very entertaining .cost is around $6 a us all in Vietnamese but you get the drift .recomended to see for whole family or adults

Thank balitravel_11
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect but did enjoy this show with live musicians. It was colourful depicting life in Vietnam (and some legends) and is about an hour long. The mastery of the puppets is very good.

Thank FlightlessKiwi-NZ
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Ok. I came here thinking this was going to be a memorable authentic cultural experience. But....maybe I'm jaded....it was pretty darned dull. Puppets on sticks splashing around in filthy brown water....honestly it got old quick.... 5 minutes was enough for us. We pretty much made...More

Thank BriandeRiancho
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Must visit and watch when in hanoi. Showcases hanoi's love for art, musicality and creativity! The show portray vietnamises' way of life with a mix of humour. uniquely hanoi! Located just opposite hoan kiem lake.

Thank marga_annnn
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Great show do not pre book! Book when you arrive it is only about 6aud. Get in early though as the shows do sell out.

Thank Jade_m55g
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Very nice show. The folk music and vocals were amazing. The puppet performance was unusual and very entertaining. During the dragon’s dance, the fire caught the curtain, but the artists were able to bring it down quickly. All was perfect accept that close to the...More

Thank EarlyRetirementAbroa
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
379 reviews
.07 km away
Avalon Cafe Lounge
676 reviews
.11 km away
Cafe Dinh
106 reviews
.10 km away
Haka Coffee - 39 Hang Dau
73 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Thap Rua Tower
504 reviews
.03 km away
Ngoc Son Temple
802 reviews
.11 km away
Ha Noi Gallery
11 reviews
.09 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
6 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
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
13 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Jenna M | Reviewed this property |
But I assume they work like normal puppets.
4 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
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