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Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St. | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84-88272653
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Unique experience in HCM

Entertaining and unique cultural performance. I did not know if I would enjoy it before I went but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Amanda R
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New experience

The story is narrated in Vietnamese so I'm not really sure if I understood the story right. But the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anne C
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“entire show” (14 reviews)
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55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St. | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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+84-88272653
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Entertaining and unique cultural performance. I did not know if I would enjoy it before I went but I enjoyed it (despite not speaking the language). I had never seen water puppets before and there were numerous intricately decorated puppets that swiftly moved through the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The story is narrated in Vietnamese so I'm not really sure if I understood the story right. But the actions and their vocal sound effects helped. If you are looking for something cultural, you should watch this.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We weren’t really sure what to expect when we arrived, but we were pleasantly surprised. The puppets were beautiful, the puppetry was amazing, the music was great. Only negative was that small portions were in Vietnamese but that didn’t take away from our experience at...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the only place in the world where you can see a water puppet show. We were memorised. The group of musicians and puppeteers are professional, polished performers. The only thing which could have improved our experience wuold have been if there had been...More

1  Thank anneP9577SE
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Read about this show at Ho chi minh city. One of the attractions the tour organisers do not want you to miss. I missed it in my last visit. I could enjoy the show. This is unique puppet show where in puppets / characters come...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

I do like culture and interesting things. The unfortunate part is that there is insufficient information regarding the stories and it does not translate well. However, the environment and effort put into entertaining a diverse audience was appreciated by me even if I did doze...More

1  Thank William S
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Put this on your bucket list! We paid 500k (about $20 USD each) for two tickets arranged through our hotel concierge. The theater is small and intimate so every seat is a good one. What a wonderful cultural experience! I along with my 15 year-old...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

In a beautiful, historic theatre....this show is cultural, funny and entertaining, a must see in hcmc.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

This water puppet show , I think, is probably one of a few in the city. From what I had read up about it, this tradition dates back to the 11 century or even earlier. It depicts , using puppets, the rural life, the beliefs...More

Thank Ramanathan M
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

The water puppet show was such a unique experience. I've never seen anything like it before! Very skilled puppeteers put on the show which is about 45mins long, with a variety of scenes all over water.... I still can't work out how they do it!...More

Thank Andy J
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petehob
9 July 2018|
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Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes it is.
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Response from Ramanathan M | Reviewed this property |
My visit to this puppet show was through a tour agency and it also combined a river cruse dinner. We were all adults. But from my travel experience , tour prices for children below 12 years of age will normally and certainly... More
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yenchen311
29 November 2016|
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Response from Summer G | Reviewed this property |
We paid 400,000 dong for two people.
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