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Phan Thanh Liem Mini Water Puppetry

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Intriguing part of traditional Vietnamese artistry

Mr. Liem follows the path of six generations before him in learning the art of water puppetry. He... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Penelope C
Plattsburgh, New York, USA
Very cool to see

Here's how it works: this guy is the seventh generation in his family to do this, he's travelled... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
fort worth, TX
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Mr. Liem follows the path of six generations before him in learning the art of water puppetry. He makes his own puppets, and has many made by his father and grandfather. He created a mobile stage and pool so that he can present water puppet...More

Thank Penelope C
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Here's how it works: this guy is the seventh generation in his family to do this, he's travelled all over the world but mostly performs for people in his home along with his wife. There is no schedule or anything, you email him and then...More

Thank spideylover
Reviewed 25 February 2018

It was an unexpected surprise to see that the pool of water in which this show takes place was upstairs in the home of the talented puppeteers. We enjoyed having the opportunity to speak (through our guide and interpreter) with the artists, to see a...More

Thank ilubliner
Reviewed 1 December 2017

enjoyable afternoon after walking through some narrow alleys we came to this house. After an explanation of this art form we were taken up to the fourth floor (steep steps) to watch the show We then had the chance to try working the puppets and...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This art is not something the Western World is used to. i enjoyed my afternoon with this show and family. Initially we were given a talk by the owner. We then saw the show with a variety of puppets. There were various messages throughout the...More

Thank tiri866
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Water Puppet show was on our group agenda and I expected the standard show. Was very pleasantly surprised instead to be taken to the home of the puppeteer. His house is at the end of several alleys but opened to a delightful experience. He shared...More

Thank cvinh7475
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Visiting the water puppetry theatre was a real treat. I started with a walk down a maze of alleys and climbing up 4 flights to a small theatre in the house. The puppeteer and his wife but on a lovely show with hand carved puppets....More

Thank T0ny_O1
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This was so much more fun an inmate than your larger shows. We not only saw the show but how the puppets were made. This gentleman is a third generation puppeteer and his wife is also very active in the show. Being able to see...More

2  Thank Boywonder51
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This is a traditional family business which makes puppets and perform water puppetry shows. It is a good experience as you get to spend time with a local family and you learn about the craft and art in water puppetry. While there are other larger...More

Thank TWal1
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

If your into puppet shows, they have a show in Vietnam called water puppet shows. This man is third generation puppet master and maker, and has traveled the world performing his art. He is very polite and very passionate of his trade.

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