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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
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Reviewed yesterday 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!

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Reviewed yesterday 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.

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Reviewed yesterday

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 maybe would help to have a brief description, in English, of the overall story but the actions are reasonably self-explanatory and the live music and expressions help it along.

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Reviewed 2 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
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Reviewed 2 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 Vietnamese music and singing. Puppet show also was very good. Since you have gone all the way to Vietnam, you may go and see it.

1  Thank vinitmp
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Reviewed 2 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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We watched the show and got dinner downtown. It was a lot of fun. Definitely worth the price of admission. Even though it’s not in English you get a good idea of what is going on.

1  Thank rawl28ta
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First time saw a water puppet show and found it interesting. The narrative is in Vietnamese language hence get bored after 30 minutes. But worth watching once as “It is Different.”

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The water puppet show was really quite unusual. There was a live Orchestra and singers who sang Vietnamese songs along with the show. The water puppet show is nice but it definitely caters to tourists

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A friend recommended to see the water puppet show in Hanoi and so we did. It was quite interesting at first since it is something quite different compared tohe other puppet theatres but after awhile it got quite boring since the songs were all in Vietnamese so you couldnt unterstand the story. We actually kept dozing off. If you have a choice I would recommend going to a shorter show (ours lasted an hour). The Hanoi puppet theatres was also just visited by tourists.

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