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Water puppet show at Thao Dien Village

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Address: 195 Nguyen Van Huong | Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 8 3744 6457
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Come and enjoy Vietnamese food at Ngon restaurant Thao Dien Village,...

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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Seeing the show was a highlight to our trip. It would have been perfect if it was translated in English. ☺

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Seeing the show was a highlight to our trip. It would have been perfect if it was translated in English. ☺

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Coming from Indonesia, where many type of puppets are well-known to the workd, I am still amazed by this water puppet show in Rong Yang. As the player of the puppets maybe using some hoses to breathe underwater at the time they move the puppets. Such a creative arts!!! A must for a visit to Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh especially.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with family with my husband and 1 year old son. My son LOVED this show. He was constantly awed by the sudden dolls that would pop up from behind the banana leaf curtain. I didn't understand a thing but enjoyed the show as well. Me and my son sat waayy behind but when all the visitors were already... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I was very excited to see this, but when i bought the tickets and went inside saw the entire place was full. Only to realize afterwards that it was in the local language and there were no translations.Nowhere it was mentioned that it would be in Vietnamese.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The show stars around 4,30 pm and will finish by 5.30.The hall can accomadate around 200 people but to have a clear view you shold be there bit early.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Unique show rich in Vietnamese heritage. Short show performed in Vietnamese but easy to follow the story line. Watch your pockets when you leave the performance but trust the cycle drivers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the performance of this Vietnamese ancient art which has a long association with Vietnam. It is unique puppetry performed in a pool of water. The puppets dance and slide elegantly over the water syagr controlled by a whole troupe of puppet masters hiding behind a screen. The vocalists and musicians at the side of the stage performed synchronised... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Seating arrangement terrible! Hard to get a good view. Best to sit in the very back. People block views because they are busy standing up taking picture and video with their cell phones

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

At first I was a bit doubtful if we should watch the show as some who have seen it said they couldnt understand it because it was in Vietnamese. Surprisingly I liked it. Even though it was in Vietnamese, you can still understand the story thru the puppets. It was amazing to see how the puppets where in sync with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Booked the combined Dinner on a Junk river cruise and Puppet show night from the Sheraton Hotel. Great night.The junk was very busy but the food was good and drink prices reasonable. Puppet show was amazing - looks very simple but performed by very talented performers.

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