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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

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Address: 57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Phone Number:
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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Great fun afternoon activity

This is really great fun and a good way to spend an hour in Hanoi away from the chaos! The music is fantastic and I'm still wondering how they did it... brilliant for all ages!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I did love it. Prices are really cheap (100k vd each) and it is worth it. Although you cant understand what they are saying, its fascinating to see how they do this show

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted to attend a Water Puppet theatre as they're quite famous (there are two to choose from in Hanoi and no tickets were available for the other theatre on the day we wanted to go). We're really not sure what all the fuss is about. The show was quite amateurish with a range of characters stuck on the end... More 

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

The show is very sublime, the tales are beautiful legengs from Vietnam culture, the music and musicians are heartful, play and sing with extreme talent, the spectacle is unmissabe.

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Thank Wilmi P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Rated this 5/5 because, if taken for what it is, this show is very entertaining. It's about 50min and goes really fast. It's a bunch of short story and folk tale snippets. Smoke, fireworks, and water effects are cool

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is really great fun and a good way to spend an hour in Hanoi away from the chaos! The music is fantastic and I'm still wondering how they did it... brilliant for all ages!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst we couldn't really follow the storyline, this show was an experience and a story to tell nonetheless. It definetely was an experience you wouldn't get outside of Vietnam so for $5US per person, you really can't go wrong. Be careful if you are tall like me... the seats have NO leg room so for the extra money buy the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had to buy tickets two days earlier. It obviously looked popular withe foreigners. The price was VND 100,000. It was performed about 50 minutes. I wa excited when I first saw the show. Music was great and exotic. But the show was a little childish to me. Actually,I felt sleepy. If u have enough time to try something Vietnamese,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The show was good but the audience using flash photography and holding their mobiles above their head to film or photograph the show distracted from the event. I focused more on looking away from the flash next to my head than watching the show. A pity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really fun and fascinating show! Youthful artists operate puppets in a pool of water while they are standing behind a screen in knee deep water. Fun to watch men, soldiers, ducks, children, fish, dragons and other figures dance and move about in the water. Musicians accompany them and sing or say phrases as if the figures were talking. Very fun... More 

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