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

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Water Puppet Show and Old Quarter Walking Tour of Hanoi

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Updated 28/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 28/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    35 Hàng Thùng
    35 Hàng Thùng, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, 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 end at
    35 Hàng Thùng
    35 Hàng Thùng, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
    We would see customers at our office: 37A Hang Thung str, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Skip-the-line tickets and guaranteed seats at the Water Puppet Theatre
  • 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
Important Information
Departure Point
35 Hàng Thùng, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kenlbroz wrote a review Mar 2019
San Isidro del General, Costa Rica198 contributions47 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: March 2019
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parisjuliana2018 wrote a review Aug 2018
Portland, Oregon3 contributions2 helpful votes
This place was not many people visit for show but i think they getting more busy in the soon time. We like this place
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from DragonflyCruise, Front Office Manager at Water Puppet Show and Old Quarter Walking Tour of Hanoi
Responded 18 Nov 2019
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
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Countyarrow1 wrote a review Mar 2018
New Fairfield, Connecticut31 contributions19 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Karthik M wrote a review Jan 2018
Sydney, Australia4 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Responded 4 Feb 2018
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
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Nita Sproston wrote a review Nov 2017
Blackpool, United Kingdom84 contributions41 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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unique, a great price for a strange experience.
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A worthwhile street food tour
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Lovely traditional show
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