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Water Puppet Show and Old Quarter Walking Tour of Hanoi provided by Charming Vietnam Travel

Water Puppet Show and Old Quarter Walking Tour of Hanoi

Water Puppet Show and Old Quarter Walking Tour of Hanoi
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Tour snapshot
Skip-the-line tickets and guaranteed seats at the Water Puppet Theatre
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Attend a traditional Vietnamese water puppet performance in Hanoi and enjoy a guided walking tour of the Old Quarter. Experience the age-old tradition during a fun and entertaining show, suitable for all ages. Then, get your bearings in the Old Quarter and gain an insight into local life, history, and culture from your guide. Combining two popular activities in one, this tour is an ideal way for first-time visitors to get to know the city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Guided walking tour of Hanoi’s atmospheric Old Quarter
  • Tips and recommendations from a local guide
  • Ideal for first-time visitors to Hanoi or those short on time
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Guided walking tour of Hanoi’s atmospheric Old Quarter
  • Tips and recommendations from a local guide
  • Ideal for first-time visitors to Hanoi or those short on time
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8364P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1-hour walking tour Old Quarter with experienced comments of guide
Exclusions
  • Camera tickets in show
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Pick up and Drop off
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Charming Vietnam Travel, 37A P. Hàng Thùng, street, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam We would see customers at our office: 37A Hang Thung str, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Water Puppet tickets deliver to customers when you come to our office before of the show time 30 minutes.
  • Camera using in show would be charged a ticket. Flash should not used in the show
  • Skip-the-line access of the Water Puppet Theatre apply to the chosen seats by theater official. Customers have take the seats with the seat number given
  • It is important to arrive 20 min early to the Water Puppet Theater meeting point; late comers will not be reimbursed or having no brief information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • 1-hour walking tour Old Quarter with experienced comments of guide
Exclusions
  • Camera tickets in show
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Pick up and Drop off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Charming Vietnam Travel, 37A P. Hàng Thùng, street, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam We would see customers at our office: 37A Hang Thung str, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Water Puppet tickets deliver to customers when you come to our office before of the show time 30 minutes.
  • Camera using in show would be charged a ticket. Flash should not used in the show
  • Skip-the-line access of the Water Puppet Theatre apply to the chosen seats by theater official. Customers have take the seats with the seat number given
  • It is important to arrive 20 min early to the Water Puppet Theater meeting point; late comers will not be reimbursed or having no brief information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Charming Vietnam Travel
    37A P. Hàng Thùng, street, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam
    We would see customers at our office: 37A Hang Thung str, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Old Quarter
    Thang Long Water Puppet
    Charming Vietnam Travel
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.0
7 reviews
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Countyarrow1
New Fairfield, CT32 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
We easily bought tickets at the door, so you do NOT need to buy in advance at a premium through a 3rd party.
The introductory orchestral piece was fascinating before the show started. Then it was absolutely tremendous despite the often repeated moves. This is a show that anyone of any age can enjoy. My favourite was the fox being chased up the post.
I was surprised and pleased to see the performers appear at the end.
Better than most Broadway shows at a fraction of the price.
Written 2 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karthik M
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
This is good show for kids, pretty innovative way of doing the puppet show on the water, never seen that before. It is worth seeing if you haven't before this sort of this. However, please make sure you are sitting in the front to get a good view.
Written 22 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Karthik, Thank you for your nice words about show in Hanoi. Water Puppet Show has been famous in Vietnam from the XI century with the wet rice culture. Today's Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique variation on the ancient Asian puppet tradition. Maybe the artists performed and sing in Vietnamese language then you understand not much about the contents of the legends in the show. You also may take a seat far from the stage then this make you upset. The theme of the skits is rural and has a strong reference to Vietnamese folklore. It tells of day-to-day living in rural Vietnam and Vietnamese folk tales that are told by grandparents to their grandchildren. Stories of the harvest, of fishing and of festivals are highlighted. Legends and national history are also told through short skits. Many of the skits, especially those involving the tales of day-to-day living, often have a humorous twist. The show time is 15:00, 16:10, 17:20, 18:30 and 20:00 every day. Shows are everytime full booking, then if you want to enjoy this. We recomend to book the tickets in advance. All the best! Warmest regards, Bui Nam (Mr.) General Manager
Written 4 February 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kenlbroz
San Isidro del General, Costa Rica197 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
I had the privilege of attending the Water Puppet Show just this past evening.. I had never heard of this type of performance art before. The theater it took place in was very nice and comfortable. The musicians who made up the small orchestra playing their traditional instruments were excellent. The puppeteers were fabulous. The puppets themselves were beautiful. The show was fantastic! One of the best things to do in Hanoi for sure.
Written 5 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

parisjuliana2018
Portland, OR3 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
This place was not many people visit for show but i think they getting more busy in the soon time.
We like this place
Written 14 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear parisjuliana2018, Thank you for your nice words about show in Hanoi. Water Puppet Show has been famous in Vietnam from the XI century with the wet rice culture. Today's Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique variation on the ancient Asian puppet tradition. I will forward your feedback to our team in order to have further encouragement. We very much look forward to serving you again in Hanoi. Best regards, Selena A member of Charming Vietnam Travel
Written 19 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nita Sproston
Blackpool, UK83 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
A visit to the theatre is a must when on holiday.. To see the water puppet show is definately not to be missed. The art of Vietnames pippetry at a water puppet show, which is over a thousand year old is spell binding. Very entertaining.
Written 21 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Charming Vietnam Travel
Helento
Helento
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unique, a great price for a strange experience.
unique, a great price for a strange experience. I would not go again but it was an enjoyable experience
Cady123
Cady123
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must try dishes of Vietnam
Christine give us a most wonderful food tour that i ever have. I get to try all kind of food, i counted we have at
mxpearson
mxpearson
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Tour in Hanoi
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1976mjays
1976mjays
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Amazing!!
This was hands down the best thing we did in Vietnam on our Honeymoon, loved everything about it!! AMAZING!! Fun, y
Kelly_kim111
Kelly_kim111
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Greatest food of SEA
Vietnam have one of the greatest street food in SEA. From pho, bun cha, spring roll,... but the most memorable must
mdrecipes
mdrecipes
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Unique experience
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Q4225NIjanef
Q4225NIjanef
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Left a little disappointed
I have mixed feelings about the trip. The organisation and pick up times were brilliant, the staff were attentive a
Nnx007
Nnx007
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Street food tour
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Passport74302
Passport74302
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A worthwhile street food tour
Overall a very good introduction to the street food culture in Hanoi. Our guide Harry was very informative and adap
Qbsonik
Qbsonik
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Halong bay is beautiful, but other things are riddiculous.
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sandysA5753ZN
sandysA5753ZN
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Unique, cultural event
The tickets were delivered to our hotel as promised, and we had excellent 2nd row seats, center stage. Enjoyed eve
ClayS121
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ElaineWright48
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Hanoi Cyclo Tour and Water Puppet show
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Rbam0911
Rbam0911
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Good times
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MissMontyRose
MissMontyRose
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Lovely traditional show
The water puppet show is well worth seeing during your stay in Hanoi. Worth paying a little more to sit in the fron