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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery
From US$11.00*
Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery
From US$11.00*
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Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Hanoi
57B Dinh Tien Hoang - Hoan Kiem - Ha Noi, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 24 3936 4335
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have gone to see water puppets when I was a child, and came to see puppet shows here many times but each time there are many different emotions. Location should not be ignored when coming to Hanoi for foreigners.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank habin2604
Reviewed yesterday

This was the only water puppet show I saw but it was delightful. Children in the audience especially seemed engaged at times with the musicians and singers. Smiles all around. The puppeteers are obviously masters of their job and were in sync with each other...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Asswards
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The puppet show was short, funny, and entertaining! Definitely a must see if you are into culture and history!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HiSophie4
DuongDao219, Quản lý bộ phận lễ tân at Thang Long Water Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review! But can i know why you rate us 3 star? What can we do to improve your experience ?

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a great experience. It was such a unique genre of puppetry arts. Imagine a combination the Muppets and a dolphin show at Sea World.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank justinh110
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved the water puppet theater amazing what they do with these puppets in the water very colorful and well worth a visit

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank YolandaJ638
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friend and I visited the water puppet theatre spontaneously (it lasted 50 minutes) and we found the puppet theatre and especially the music and the singing very enjoyable.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Sanne J
Reviewed 4 days ago

The water puppet show was wonderful to enjoy for both adults and children. It was accompanied with live traditional Vietnamese music...quite colourful and fun to watch. While we did not have children with us, we could see that young children watching were fascinated with what...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GerryB765
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The show was cute and entertaining, and the live orchestra was quite enjoyable to listen to and watch. The performance tells stories and mythologies that surround the creation and identity of Vietnam. Note that the dialogues (which are minimal) are in Vietnamese, but most foreigners...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank thimooo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was nice. The only thing what was annoying was that they let people in even 20min after the show started.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank elliwal
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The water puppet is a real cultural experience! The action is in Vietnamese. We would have enjoyed it more if we had an English synopsis of the skit, but it was great. Very talented people. The musicians were superb. The show is about an hour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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4 November 2018|
Response from amazinggirls | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea but my friends have local friends, her local friends name Lala was booked for us... if you want, you can contact Lala
8 October 2018|
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Response from Kevin D | Reviewed this property |
No idea. But you can ask. Tickets were 100, 150 or 200k dong...the closer to the stage the more expensive . 200k is£7 so knock yourself out for the best seats in the house.
Chloe V
25 September 2018|
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Response from BrothersTravels | Reviewed this property |
45-50 minutes.