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Water puppet show at Thao Dien Village

195 Nguyen Van Huong | Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
+84 8 3744 6457
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Great show

Even though the story was told in Vietnamese the theme was easy to follow. Very clever puppetry. A... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Helen D
Cairns, Australia

We enjoyed the water puppet show. Even though we don't know the language and we organised it the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Come and enjoy Vietnamese food at Ngon restaurant Thao Dien Village, visitors can entertain themselves with water puppet show here. The show upholds the culture, the traditions of this country and is acted like normal human beings by the well-trained artists. It highlights the creative bent of mind of the inhabitants of the city. Weekly one show is held from 19:30 to 20:00 every Saturday at Ngon restaurant in Thao Dien Village.
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  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
195 Nguyen Van Huong | Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
+84 8 3744 6457
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though the story was told in Vietnamese the theme was easy to follow. Very clever puppetry. A highly entertaining show. Well worth a visit.

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the water puppet show. Even though we don't know the language and we organised it the day before it all went well. Picked up at our hotel by Buffalo Tours and dropped off for show. The show was beautiful. Apparently it is a...More

Thank 1966ginny
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We visited the Water Puppet show as part of our trip to HCMC, I booked this before we left the UK, the day we went it was very busy and the theatre was packed, The show is done without any taking, you get given a...More

1  Thank debbsliverpool
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I had read about this unique water puppet show before reaching Ho Chi Minh City. One problem was the absence of a website- all the searches on the web reached to other websites! We asked the concierge at our hotel The Reverie if they could...More

1  Thank ShirishParanjape
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

A little bit of a fun cultural experience. I loved the simplicity of the water puppet show, so simple but amazing effects. It's clear the performances but a lot of time in to their act and the puppets. The live music was wonderful. Don't miss...More

Thank Zoe R
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Went in quite hesitantly thinking this was just another tourist trap attraction, but was not disappointed at our evening here! The puppet show is so fun, even if you have no idea what is going on, (theres a story in there somewhere - apparently) and...More

Thank cahhhlum
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Purchased tickets through our guide. Was not super keen as it could be boring but it was anything but. There were live musicians accompanying the actual performance. The show was split into difference acts and with music and occasional Vietnamese commentary which nobody understood however...More

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We got tickets at our hotel and took a taxi through the bustling streets at Tet. Water Puppetry is a traditional and ancient Vietnamese folk art. The theatre is comfortable with good views of the show. The musicians bring the whole show to life and...More

Thank CanBrit1
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

First time I saw water puppet show. Enjoyed it. It was very difficult to get a ticket for entry. I rang number of times was told full for next few days. Luckily I talked to the hotel employee and he managed to get two tickets...More

Thank Venkataya
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Novel presentation of local stories by skilled puppeteers and backed up by a traditional 6 piece ‘orchestra’ who also provide the voices – it is all in Vietnamese - the stories are easy to follow but before you go in grab a programme in several...More

Thank GDay1044
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Larry B
26 June 2016|
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Response from ajhpy | Reviewed this property |
Water puppet show is just the shows itself. Local travel agents usually organise it with the river cruises that include dinner.
19 December 2015|
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Response from Wilhelm H | Reviewed this property |
Here are 3 Water Puppet Shows as per Leaflet. at 500Pm - 6.30PM amd at 7.45Pm. You have a choice of 3 Option = Water Puppet show - Water Puppet Show + Rong Vang Buffet or Dinner at Rong Vang Buffet. Phone Nr is 0839302196... More