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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

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Address: 57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Phone Number: 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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Culture thing to do while in Hanoi

If you up for some culture time than this is a place for you to go. Unique water puppet theater near the lake in the city centre is a must if you for a bit of culture. Book your... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are in Hanoi - this is a must. What amazing piece of history and tradition that has carried on for generations!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our baby liked it but in our opinion that was a little tiresome.music and type of show was special for vietnam so you must see.dolls come upon water and will do some acts and dances with live music

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you up for some culture time than this is a place for you to go. Unique water puppet theater near the lake in the city centre is a must if you for a bit of culture. Book your ticket at least 1/2 day in advance 100 000 VND it's also a good price. Show takes 45 min and you'll... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great evening of a very unique performance. For only US$4.50. Many of the performances sell out so get your tickets in advance. Check it out on YouTube

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great 1 hour stop near the lake in the old quarter. A chance to get some cultural music and artistry, with 14 little vignettes (all in Vietnamese). Very professionally presented and for $5 good value. We went to the first afternoon show which was 3 PM. We bought a ticket about 30 minutes ahead at the box office. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I found this to be another interesting illustration of Vietnamese culture. Don't go with the expectation of seeing a Punch and Judy show. Be prepared to see another country's culture. (Why are you in Vietnam if not to see what they have to offer). If you do not understand the language, just enjoy the skill of the puppeteers and the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This entertainment is so unusual that you become transfixed by the artistry involved. The music and storylines are authentically Vietnamese, so this all adds to your experience of visiting show lasts about an hour, so it doesn't take up your entire evening.

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We did this on one of our nights and it was a funny different experience which wouldn't normally get in the western world. Don't rush here if you're strapped for time, but if you want a laugh and good start to an evening, take a few beers into your bag and enjoy something different before dinner

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Lovely showed really enjoyed with my friends ... their music their puppets in water really so amazing

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately there is a lot of talk about the puppet show in Vietnam, but for me it was a tourist trap... I do understand there was a meaning to it, when it was created, but to put tourists inside a theater to watch 1 hour show is far too boring... I managed to stay for 10 minutes... It is much... More 

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