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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
84 04 8249494
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Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
84 04 8249494
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Reviewed yesterday

I have always loved these types of folk puppetry and have seen the on in Ho Chi Minh city. This is very similar but slightly different. The music was superb and the girls playing on the night really seemed to be enjoying their playing and...More

Thank StevenL4212
Reviewed yesterday

I hate to speak poorly of a cultural experience, but this is boring. The music was too loud, the room was too warm, it was dark.... Try not to nap - that's rude. Honestly, the puppeteers and musicians are incredible, I just wanted it to...More

Thank modernlizbennet
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The show is made of puppets in a small pool. This is the only exceptional thing about it. Besides this, it is a mere puppets show. The problem is it is in viatnameese so you have no idea as to the story played. After a...More

Thank יוסי ב
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to the puppet show. It was good show, worth going to see something different. Music was good lots of light and drama

Thank beanz1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our kids, 11, 9 and 7 all enjoyed the water puppets. We were in row G and it was a bit hard for the smaller kids to see, so they ended up standing in the aisle where they got a better view. So buy tickets...More

Thank maquivalo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Got tickets included as part of our package holiday, otherwise probably wouldn't have gone, puppet shows not being our thing, so it was a slightly surreal way to spend 45 minutes. Tickets not expensive at 100,000VND for an adult. Doubt you'll see anything like it...More

Thank BeverleyBlue
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good for everyone, adults and small ones. Beautiful and romantic with very soft prices. A must see in my opinion

Thank Laureline D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Skits are all in Vietnamese but the theatricals is entertaining and interesting. A definite must go.

Thank Emily F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The show is interesting at the start. The skill of the puppeteers is admirable. After 10 minutes it starts to get boring. I wish they would clean the water. It looks dirty. It makes the show less attractive.

Thank IlonggoWanderer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must see when visiting Hanoi. Fantastic show, loved the traditional band that accompanied the water puppets. Worth paying the extra $ to sit in the front rows. Overall extremely entertaining.

Thank Heidicz
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29 August 2017|
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Response from Charcoal W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes that's true, though it didn't seem to stop most of the audience. I think if you elect to pay the small fee (50,000vnd for still, more for video) you get preferential seating on front row.
7 March 2017|
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Response from JeansTangent | Reviewed this property |
200,000 VND per adult. Just turn up and pay at the counter.
13 January 2017|
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Response from Jenna M | Reviewed this property |
But I assume they work like normal puppets.