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Thang Long Ca Tru Guild

28 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 122 326 6897
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Magical setting and performance

This was one of the most lovely things we did while in Vietnam. The setting in an old temple, the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful experience

The concert was really amazing experience. The artists were wonderful and full of passion. It's one... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Anna P
Chorzów, Katowice, Poland
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"Visiting Vietnam without listening to a rhythm of ca tru traditional music means that you've not discovered the real spirit of Vietnam yet." "Free yourself and get immersed in ca tru while enjoying performance by Thang Long Ca Tru Theatre. It is a voluntary, non-profit group of ca tru musicians founded in 2006. Long-time history, unique instruments, impressive music tones and meaningful song lyrics made ca tru recognized by UNESCO as the World Intangible Cutural Heritage." "This is a concert for about 70 persons held in an old temple in the old quarter of Hanoi. They are good about explaining the instruments and the history of the music. They even let you come try out the instruments. The hot tea and little cake is a nice touch at intermission" "The singers had such dear, expressive faces and sang with such intensity. The instruments were unique and had a real otherworldly quality to them and the presentation and overall performance were of a very high quality. I felt delighted, entertained and educated. Well worth going to see."-Visited wrote The show is on every Thursday and Saturday night at 8pm at 28 Hang Buom (Quan De Temple).
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“small theatre” (3 reviews)
28 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 122 326 6897
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the most lovely things we did while in Vietnam. The setting in an old temple, the simplicity of the performance, the passion of the musicians - everything about this was lovely and a welcomed moment to relax and enjoy a culture...More

Thank peebo38
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The concert was really amazing experience. The artists were wonderful and full of passion. It's one of rarely occasion to hear authentic Vietnamese music. It's worth to listen to traditional music and see people who wear colorful original clothes.

Thank Anna P
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this small theatre and loved the Golden Bell Show which is roughly an hour worth of several Vietnamese songs and dances with pretty costumes and fancy stage set-ups. At times amusingly like an amateur theatre production it's a fun treat for us...More

Thank Victoria K
Ca L, Manager at Thang Long Ca Tru Guild, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Please check the address, they was wrong place!

Reviewed 19 June 2017

We happened upon a brochure for this concert at our travel agency. Ca Tru is traditional Vietnamese music with singing and instruments--- all a Capella. Lovely experience. Set in an old temple. The musicians and singers are clearly doing this for love of the culture...More

Thank jenabaintheworld
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Ca tru, an ancient traditional type of music was forgotten for a hundred years. The music is foreign to our western ears. But the musicians live the music with heart and soul. This little theater has concerts almost every evening at eight and it is...More

Thank Aprikosenkern
Reviewed 23 December 2016

While walking through Hanoi's old town in December, I stumbled upon this quaint temple and was invited to the show. I did not regret my spontaneous decision to join the small audience of 8 people (later we were joined by another 6 or so), and...More

Thank Ricarda R
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Tucked away in the grounds of an old temple on the streets of the old quarter, the government and a group of artists are trying to revive the art of Ca Tru. Its a beautiful blend of female vocals and traditional instruments that is captivating...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Saw this with my wife last night. The music was beautiful and it was an enjoyable evening in the open air pagoda. We bought our tickets at the door the same night with no problem. It would have added to the performance if they had...More

Thank aileen t
Reviewed 24 November 2016

it is good that the government is still maintaining this traditional art. it is good to see this performance on water. you might not understand the story. book in advance as the tickets run out fast. it is near the hoan kien lake.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I'm always pleased to see a concerted effort to preserve traditional art forms. This one almost disappeared and according to the hosts, only through the efforts of the Vietnamese government and two elderly masters has it been revived. The music comes from rural areas of...More

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Heather R
16 July 2015|
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Response from CatruThangLong | Property representative |
28 Hang Buom St. Near Hoan Kiem lake. Please come and enjoy!
Heather E
1 January 2015|
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Response from CatruThangLong | Property representative |
We have set the regulations prohibit audiences using camera and mobile phones during the performance and not allow people to enter after the performance starts. I make sure that 28 Hang Buom Street- Den Quan De, now is the... More