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Water puppet show at Thao Dien Village

195 Nguyen Van Huong | Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3744 6457
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Very clever

We found the water puppet show really entertaining. It is suitable for all ages and we feel that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Countrygal135
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Tamworth, Australia
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A Great Way to Start an Evening!

I loved the puppet show. It was very entertaining and at the same time very cultural, it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
freddiemgreen
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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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195 Nguyen Van Huong | Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the water puppet show really entertaining. It is suitable for all ages and we feel that for 220 Dong it’s money well spent. The performance lasts 45 mins and contains clever puppetry and authentic Vietnamese music and storytelling. I think everyone is thinking...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the puppet show. It was very entertaining and at the same time very cultural, it was representing the history of Hoi An, the movement was just amazing, it was a water show and had a lady speak through a microphone to give you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very cultural show. Full of a mix of entertainment and cultural style. Highly reccomend it if you’re staying in or near Hoi An. Shows on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday’s and not too busy.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

My friend was visiting me in HCMC and she insisted on buying tickets for this cultural event. It was actually really fun and very theatrical. Although it is completely in Vietnamese, the brochure is available in English (I'm not sure about other languages), so you...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the show. It's in Vietnamese of course, but you find yourself constantly entertained by the movement of the puppets in the water and the splashing around. It's so much fun to watch. You never know what is going to happen next. The...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss the water puppet show when you are in HCM! We went there earlier in the day to buy our tickets because this normally gets sold out. When we got there, we were ushered to our seats and it started 5 mins after the...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The show is in vietnamese. So could not understand the storyboard. Fortunately our vietnamese guide explained the story lines. i was amazed that using simple puppets could be so entertaining. My children had a good laugh. We were lucky that we sat on the front...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I did this puppet show using TNT travel. They did a great job coordinating it and got us front row seats! My 2.5 year old son loved it and it was short enough to maintain his attention throughout the entire show.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Excellent production of the water puppet theatre. They depicted the traditional cultural activities of the Vietnamese in a fun, enjoyable way. It was easy to understand through the songs and actions of the puppets. This is a must see for the entire family both young...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

The water puppets are really good! On top of showing the Vietnamese culture, it’s a fun and lively program and the puppets are acting on a water stage. We enjoyed ourselves very much and would recommend tourists to watch it too!

Thank shuyi m
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Michelle M
4 February 2018|
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Response from ShirishParanjape | Reviewed this property |
We were at HCM City on 1st August 2017, and we did visit the show which is what I wrote about. On photos, the location shows as "Culture Park". If you use Google Maps, this place is seen as The Golden Dragon Puppet... More
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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.
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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
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