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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 8249 2222
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Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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+84 4 8249 2222
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great little show accompanied but what I assume is traditional music. Whatever it is, I liked it a lot. The cats were broken up into stories which the puppets acted out in dance. Extremely unique to Vietnam, and certainly worth doing.

Thank Susan R
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Reviewed today via mobile

Never seen a water puppet show. It’s amazing how it was done. Truly well done. Highly recommend. The show is less than an hour which was perfect

Thank Shakahbrah
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

At the beginning there is a musical instrument played, don’t know what’s it’s called, plucked more than played, and it is hauntingly beautiful. Fantastic introduction to a quirky puppet show telling the story of village life, in water with very clever puppetry. Bright, colourful and...More

Thank la263
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were unsure about the water puppet show but the boys absolutely loved it. They understood all the characters and loved the animals and the music. Kids see things differently to us, worth the visit just for their enjoyment and reaction and the discussion afterwards.

Thank Abigail S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very popular show to see in Vietnam, the concept and performance of the water puppet show is interesting, funny at times and sometimes strabge but its worth experiencing as the art and skill behind it can certainly be appreciated. Thang long offer show times...More

Thank Jatinder M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The performance was a 50 minute explosion of magical puppetry. Delightful puppets, wonderfully colourful and mesmerising to watch. Live musicians. Suitable for all ages. I have to say my husband and I weren't sure what the story was but that didn't detract from our overall...More

Thank Jo R
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Something to do once you are in Hanoi, show is about 50 minutes long. Cost 100,000 Dong per person. Colourful and talented showmanship. Good thing to pass time with.

Thank bbgeegee
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed the water puppet show - it went for under an hour which was long enough to appreciate the experience without getting bored. Clever puppet manipulation telling a story with humour.

Thank Andrea H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was recommended in a travel guide, so we visited and the show is very colourful and creative. The language barrier isn’t an issue. Very popular so tickets may not be available for the session. Some other sights close by to see if tickets are...More

Thank Riccardo56
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would recommend taking an hour to attend this very traditional Vietnamese entertainment. It is extraordinary how the cast can manipulate these forms from behind a huge screen. The pageantry is very clever and engaging. It is fun the watch the faces of the children...More

Thank fnct
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Ashwathram r
17 April 2018|
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Response from ElaineMI | Reviewed this property |
We didn't find a way to purchase online, so we went to the box office and bought tickets. We couldn't buy the show we wanted that day,so we purchased tickets for the following day. We were purchasing on a holiday weekend... More
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Ashley O
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Response from LNKHN | Reviewed this property |
Pls go to website and use email.
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5 January 2018|
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Response from ashima737 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think there are 4 - dragon, unicorn, tortoise and Phoenix.
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