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“Great show”

Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
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US$11.00*
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Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery
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US$39.00*
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Hanoi Cyclo City Tour Including Water Puppet Show and Hotel Pickup
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US$32.00*
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Water Puppet Show and Old Quarter Walking Tour of Hanoi
Ranked #20 of 281 things to do in Hanoi
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 13 December 2013

The water puppet show is something that they say you have to see in Hanoi, and they're right. It's impressive to watch a performance using a fluid stage, and it's a very unique performance. The show is a series of short scenes, each one important in Vietnamese culture, but there is a pamphlet you can pick up which describes the scene. As a bonus, after the show, when everyone else is busy trying to file out of the theater, you can go down to the "stage" and check out the pool and get an idea of how they're making it all work.

Thank AlnAbroad
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

A great way to spend an hour watching the local culture/art. Price is equivalent to $5. Clean and comfortable facility.

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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Ok, so we were worried it would be a big old tourist trap, but it was really fun. The show is short and it's really a cultural thing. The whole thing is in Vietnamese, so read the little booklet ahead so you know what the stories are. There are worse ways to spend an hour of your life, we really liked it!

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

You should attend just to see what it's like. We enjoyed the show. I'm sure there are people who might not enjoy it, but if you have a good sense of humor blended with a great admiration for live theater this show is worth the ticket.

Thank YogaDesires
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

Took our two teenagers to this show, thought they might pretend to be un-impressed but I was wrong. They loved it. Whats not to like. Hanoi was our 2nd last stop north bound. We had travelled from the Mekong delta upward, everything in the show was visually interpreted by what we had experienced along the way in Vietnam. I was sceptical, I had read some bad reviews from people, but they obviously just dont get it. Money well spent, a nice rest stop for an hour or so after wandering old qtrs all day. The music is outstanding, you really dont need to understand Vietnamese to understand the story. Its all done so brilliantly. I have never seen anything like it in my life. Just go, its truly unique. Enjoy.

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