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Water puppet show at Thao Dien Village

195 Nguyen Van Huong | Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3744 6457
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A nice surprise

A lovely way to spend an evening! Goes for an hour and all in Vietnamese but still really fun and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
belaldridge
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So fun!

We booked our tickets from our hotel the evening we went. Saw a 6:30pm performance. We enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
JoannaFraticelli
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Come and enjoy Vietnamese food at Ngon restaurant Thao Dien Village, visitors can entertain themselves with water puppet show here. The show upholds the culture, the traditions of this country and is acted like normal human beings by the well-trained artists. It highlights the creative bent of mind of the inhabitants of the city. Weekly one show is held from 19:30 to 20:00 every Saturday at Ngon restaurant in Thao Dien Village.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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195 Nguyen Van Huong | Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely way to spend an evening! Goes for an hour and all in Vietnamese but still really fun and engaging with live music. Would highly recommend!

Thank belaldridge
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We booked our tickets from our hotel the evening we went. Saw a 6:30pm performance. We enjoyed every minute! It started right on time, the room was airconditioned and we got to sit in the front row just by chance. The show is in Vietnamese...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

This show just for 50 minutes is mind boggling and real good that one should not miss when you are in Hanoi

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We found the water puppet show really entertaining. It is suitable for all ages and we feel that for 220 Dong it’s money well spent. The performance lasts 45 mins and contains clever puppetry and authentic Vietnamese music and storytelling. I think everyone is thinking...More

Thank Countrygal135
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I loved the puppet show. It was very entertaining and at the same time very cultural, it was representing the history of Hoi An, the movement was just amazing, it was a water show and had a lady speak through a microphone to give you...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

A very cultural show. Full of a mix of entertainment and cultural style. Highly reccomend it if you’re staying in or near Hoi An. Shows on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday’s and not too busy.

Thank 256ollie
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

My friend was visiting me in HCMC and she insisted on buying tickets for this cultural event. It was actually really fun and very theatrical. Although it is completely in Vietnamese, the brochure is available in English (I'm not sure about other languages), so you...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the show. It's in Vietnamese of course, but you find yourself constantly entertained by the movement of the puppets in the water and the splashing around. It's so much fun to watch. You never know what is going to happen next. The...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss the water puppet show when you are in HCM! We went there earlier in the day to buy our tickets because this normally gets sold out. When we got there, we were ushered to our seats and it started 5 mins after the...More

Thank Tricia G
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The show is in vietnamese. So could not understand the storyboard. Fortunately our vietnamese guide explained the story lines. i was amazed that using simple puppets could be so entertaining. My children had a good laugh. We were lucky that we sat on the front...More

Thank Shikin Z
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Michelle M
4 February 2018|
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Response from ShirishParanjape | Reviewed this property |
We were at HCM City on 1st August 2017, and we did visit the show which is what I wrote about. On photos, the location shows as "Culture Park". If you use Google Maps, this place is seen as The Golden Dragon Puppet... More
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Larry B
26 June 2016|
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Response from ajhpy | Reviewed this property |
Water puppet show is just the shows itself. Local travel agents usually organise it with the river cruises that include dinner.
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Response from Wilhelm H | Reviewed this property |
Here are 3 Water Puppet Shows as per Leaflet. at 500Pm - 6.30PM amd at 7.45Pm. You have a choice of 3 Option = Water Puppet show - Water Puppet Show + Rong Vang Buffet or Dinner at Rong Vang Buffet. Phone Nr is 0839302196... More
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