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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 8249 2222
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Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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+84 4 8249 2222
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Reviewed today via mobile

Incredibly entertaining show. The show is in Vietnamese but there are very few parts of dialogue, mostly accompanied by timly music. Comedy comes through with Punch & Judy style puppetry. There was some good synchronization. I booked at 17:30 for an 20:00 show and got...More

Thank Elizabeth T
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved it and our daugther loved it too. When You are in Hanoi, this place must be visited! And after The show You can buy nice souvenirs.

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Reviewed yesterday

We have never seen anything like this before, the performance was very unique and worth seeing. We managed to get tickets for same day, but usually you should book tickets in advance.

Thank Millie019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth your time and money. The show is only 45 minutes long but it's plenty of time to appreciate this ancient art form and to get a sense of how the Vietnamese people live and work in small villages. It's interesting to hear and...More

Thank WanderingFour
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This activity was highly recommended and it was great to see, but it feels like the show is quite long. Perhaps would be better if stories were available in English so we could follow along, but great to see Vietnamese cultural heritage.

Thank flyboyshane
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We absolutely loved the show! My two year old, husband and I all enjoyed it. Definitely a go to when in Hanoi.

Thank brittbest513
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Its incredible how the puppets made us laugh simply despite the language barrier. The comedy is great. They depicted daily life activities in a comical way!

Thank bobablurped
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Puppetry was nice, appeared to be pleasing some of the audience...however, no English guide book so didn’t follow what was going on, got bored :( Appears to be VERY popular....but I’d not recommend.

Thank essexmatt
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took the kids for our last night to the show, which is a true testimony to the Vietnamese culture and highly entertaining. Music and puppets in a funny interplay, each story is easy to follow and the 1 hour show passes by quickly. Recommend that...More

Thank Sabine W
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The paper puppet show is unique, depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of national history. I have to say that should I go to Vietnam again then I probably wouldn’t pay the theatre another visit. Well worth a visit for those who has never...More

Thank debsaltash
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Ashwathram r
17 April 2018|
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Response from Family Gamers G | Reviewed this property |
We booked our tickets through our hotel, you cannot book online. You can buy before performance at box office, reservation not mandatory, but good idea.
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Ashley O
10 April 2018|
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Response from LNKHN | Reviewed this property |
Pls go to website and use email.
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Palmbaby
4 January 2018|
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Response from ashima737 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think there are 4 - dragon, unicorn, tortoise and Phoenix.
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