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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

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Address: 57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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84 04 8249494
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet...

Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.

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Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery
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Water Puppet Show and Old Quarter Walking Tour of Hanoi

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Cute show

It was nice to go to this to escape from the heat outside of nothing else. Enjoyed the music and although the show itself was in Vietnamese, this was not a big issue for me as... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was nice to go to this to escape from the heat outside of nothing else. Enjoyed the music and although the show itself was in Vietnamese, this was not a big issue for me as it's more about the spectacle rather than the dialogue. If you approach this with the mindset of having a cultural experience rather than understanding... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was rich of culture, good show. But, because I had my meal before the show and it was a big meal, I was fallen to sleep more than half of the show. So, I suggest that you shouldn't eat too much before the show.

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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Although we didn't understand the story it was still funny and entertaining to watch. Very clever puppetry

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's like watching a foreign language cartoon on TV. My family and I do not understand what they are saying but we enjoy the music and puppet. Would've been better if the puppet show is in English or they can probably give print out of synopsis of each scenes for viewers to better understand the show since they are mostly... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice little break from the city and quite traditional which is what we loved. Very talented band members with different traditional instruments, good for kids also!

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An entertaining show for children between 4 and 84 years of age .... beautifully choreographed with traditional Vietnamese music. Puppets float and play on the water's surface and it is seldom clear how they are manipulated. Sometimes fire-breathing or water spouting, making for great excitement in the audience. This is an authentic Hanoian experience, showing-off theatrical, puppetry and cultural skills.... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great show. Vibrant puppetry with lots of colour and fire dramatics. The live music really added to the effect and gave it a great vibe

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice intro to the culture and music. Glad we experienced it. The fact thats its really all in the water is very creative.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the sights to tick off your list. The water theatre puppet theatre is located close to the lake. We turned up on a Sunday afternoon without pre-booking and got tickets easily. The show lasted 50 minutes and was visually spectacular. Recommended for families and just for the general experience of seeing something different.

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Wasn't to my liking at all and the singing hurt my ears. My children were bored also it only lasts 50 mins so if you want to get out of the heat you could do this it's not expensive

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