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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
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US$11.00*
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Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel...
Ranked #5 of 287 things to do in Hanoi
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked here several days in advance - it gets booked up very quickly. It is very cheap to visit and the puppetry is amazing. It is lots of short acts showing life of farmers in Vietnam, boat races, dragons and mystical creatures as well as the legend of the turtle and sword. I would highly recommend going. The puppeteers have to train for at least 3 years to be able to do this show and even though it is in Vietnamese, you can understand it through the puppets and it is also funny in parts too!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Oanh_TX
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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