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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
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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 today

Greatly enjoyed the show and its color and ingenuity. The live performance with music and singing was top-notch, though being entirely in Vietnamese meant that the nuances were missing for us. One grandson really enjoyed it (7), the other (3) found it too much and...More

Thank David B
Reviewed today via mobile

Didn't expect too much from this AUD $5 show (tickets at the door) but was really pleased I went. My partner has lived in Vietnam for a couple of years and even he said he was glad we went. It's a skilful performance of an...More

Thank Spotted M
Reviewed today via mobile

Nothing spectacular. Yet, interesting. The show itself is for an hour. Music is Vietnamese. The show covers the history of ancient Vietnam. We found that the theater gets busy on weekends. Try to book a day ahead. Oh, and the credit card machine was out...More

Thank Africanchill
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This show is good for all ages. You must walk a flight of stairs to enter the theatre. Music and singers were very traditional. Puppets show was very nice. This is a very good way to see a cultural show in true Vietnamese tradition.

Thank ChristinaSzy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really cool, cute show. We walked in at 6:28pm and impulsely saw the show that started at 6:30pm. Was a great decision, good insight into culture and at a cheap price!

Thank kaedlah
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nothing will prepare you for this. It is completely in vietnamese (and that’s a plus). Awesome live music, interesting and partialy funny story. A must see in Hanoi in my opinion.

1  Thank falseGolem
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of those things that, as a tourist, you feel you ought to do. It doesn't last too long and is not too expensive. It is, as you would expect, a puppet show on the water - really quite skilful and fun. It...More

1  Thank 13AJC13
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting, yes it's in Vietnam but you can get the general Idea. Not everyone cup of tea but I enjoyed the show. Our hotel went to get the tickets for us while we were doing the tour.

1  Thank lucyliu13
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Being an Indian, we see a lot of puppet shows. Of course, this one was different, as it was in water, but could not enjoy much. Feel if it is to promote the art, tickets should be reasonlbale. It is a 45 minutes show. Enjoyed...More

1  Thank vinitmp
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Must show while in Hanoi. Fun for all ages. Get front row and bring your camera. You wont be dissapointed.

1  Thank ChiTownShep
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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.
7 July 2018|
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Response from Mark N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the theatre had good air conditioning when I went.
Ashwathram r
17 April 2018|
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Response from ElaineMI | Reviewed this property |
We didn't find a way to purchase online, so we went to the box office and bought tickets. We couldn't buy the show we wanted that day,so we purchased tickets for the following day. We were purchasing on a holiday weekend... More