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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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Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery
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Hanoi Cyclo City Tour Including Water Puppet Show and Hotel Pickup
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Water Puppet Show and Old Quarter Walking Tour of Hanoi

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Wonderful show

The water puppet theatre has surprised me with its lovely traditional music and songs, performed by a group of professional artists. Not only for kids, also adults can enjoy very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

With 5$ not that expensive and a nice thing to do in the evening. Traditional music, nice puppets and a good show during 50 minutes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The water puppet theatre has surprised me with its lovely traditional music and songs, performed by a group of professional artists. Not only for kids, also adults can enjoy very much. Recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you visit Hanoi please book tickets to see the Water Puppets. It's best to purchase them the day before but should you be unable to do that just do as I did and front up to one of the early performances and you'll probably be lucky enough to get a cancellation. The live musicians did a fantastic job and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a delightful show in a fairly small theatre. The water puppets are a part of Vietnamese culture and this show was a great way to experience it. The show is just under an hour which is just the right amount of time to enjoy the storytelling through the puppets and listen to live music on unusual old traditional instruments.... More 

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We enjoyed seeing the water puppet theatre accompanied by live traditional music. Very unique and enjoyable!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Read about the show so decided to check and went to see the Puppet Show in Water in Hanoi. A show showing life and heritage of Vietnamese. The show was full with Foreigners mainly. The show was for an Hour.

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Bit hard to follow along as a non Vietnamese speaking person. However, the puppet movements were very well coordinated considering how difficult it would be to perform puppet movements under water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Water Puppet show was amazing! Make sure that you book early to get the best seats. We booked through our hotel. The seats are all allocated so you don't need to worry about being there super early. The show was beautiful. Lovely Vietnamese music and story telling. The only issue I had was that people where taking photos about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The water puppet show is something very close to Vietnam's heritage and a must do when you are in Hanoi. The theatre is right around the lake. I went on a Friday, when the area around the lake is closed for vehicles and you can take a beautiful walk around the lake. The puppet show is 45 minutes long and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here one evening during our stay in Hanoi, the whole show was in foreign but it was still charming in its simplicity and worth a visit. 50 minutes well spent.

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