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“It is strange to foreigners”

Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
Ranked #3 of 225 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

The show emerges life style of the rural area living style in the past, how they catch fish, planting water rice, or doing argriculture work at the rice fields. It is funny telling you story by artists soaking themselves in the water adjusting the puppets moves.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Oanh_TX
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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!

Date of experience: April 2018
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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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ateach52
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