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“Weird but wonderful experience”

Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
Ranked #3 of 224 things to do in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic experience and a must do when in Hanoi!

Very well performed and choreographed!

Actors doing the puppets are very talented alongside the musicians supporting them!

Thank chantellej93
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Thang Long Water Puppet Theater is one of the best cultural expressions of Vietnam. And it's not about being impressive, it's about understanding the culture, the attachment of the society with water and the music as a story telling mechanism. Some people say it's kind of a mediocre as a show, but the play and the Cheo music is there to narrate what is the daily life of a countryside Vietnam society. Daily life is often mediocre – and that is the beauty of it.

Thank alvarogarnero
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

The water puppet show was well worth seeing.. the puppeteers can do amazing movements with the puppets.. we really enjoyed the show.

Thank Maedhbh L
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the show, even though nothing was in English. They should perhaps have a flyer with a bit more information in English. But we thoroughly enjoyed it, as did a number of enthralled little kids sitting near us.

Thank ateach52
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Basically you will be lost by the storylines due to the language and the lack of understanding of the Vietnamese culture. That doesn’t matter take it in as an experience and it’s amazing how much you will come back to it once your understanding of the culture grows. We went on our second day but only really appreciated it at the end of the holiday.

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