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Thang Long Ca Tru Guild

28 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 122 326 6897
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iPhone Irritant

The actual show was pretty entertaining. Unfortunately I was sat behind someone who insisted on... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2013
Christopher H
Ancient Vietnamese music - expand your hearing experience

A good handful of musicians bring Vietnamese ancient music closer to anyone who is interested. They... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2013
Hannover, Germany
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"Visiting Vietnam without listening to a rhythm of ca tru traditional music means that you've not discovered the real spirit of Vietnam yet." "Free yourself and get immersed in ca tru while enjoying performance by Thang Long Ca Tru Theatre. It is a voluntary, non-profit group of ca tru musicians founded in 2006. Long-time history, unique instruments, impressive music tones and meaningful song lyrics made ca tru recognized by UNESCO as the World Intangible Cutural Heritage." "This is a concert for about 70 persons held in an old temple in the old quarter of Hanoi. They are good about explaining the instruments and the history of the music. They even let you come try out the instruments. The hot tea and little cake is a nice touch at intermission" "The singers had such dear, expressive faces and sang with such intensity. The instruments were unique and had a real otherworldly quality to them and the presentation and overall performance were of a very high quality. I felt delighted, entertained and educated. Well worth going to see."-Visited wrote The show is on every Thursday and Saturday night at 8pm at 28 Hang Buom (Quan De Temple).
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  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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28 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 122 326 6897
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

The actual show was pretty entertaining. Unfortunately I was sat behind someone who insisted on recording large parts of the show on their iPhone held up above their head -- this was right in my line of sight. They were totally immune from me asking...More

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 5 December 2013

A good handful of musicians bring Vietnamese ancient music closer to anyone who is interested. They are taking big efforts, play with passion and very patient to provide background information. You can try out the instruments after the official part of the show. It is...More

2  Thank Dirk1H1DE
Reviewed 4 December 2013

A very enriching and culturally moving performance of an historical art that Vietnam is trying to restore. The performance is in a nice historical building and you feel close to the performers. The length of the performance is just right and there are opportunities for...More

1  Thank Just332013
Reviewed 30 November 2013

Make this one of your things to do in Hanoi. They are trying very hard to revive a beautiful art form and need more exposure. Beautiful evening in a historical building.

1  Thank Ksl0001
Reviewed 30 November 2013

As tourist the museum's we visit enrich our knowlege of the country and culture but this Ca Tru experience reveals the soul of Vietnam And the underlying nature of the Vietnamese people You'll be poorer if you miss this concert

2  Thank Joe P
Reviewed 28 November 2013

A great snap shot of traditional vietnamese performing arts without going too long or being boring! Unfortunately there was only three of us at the theatre! Hopefully more people will realise the significance and support this performance! You can not do better for a few...More

2  Thank lydie m
Reviewed 26 November 2013

A good performance to see Thank you very much Impressive Travel Vietnam help us to arrange tickets for seeing Ca Tru. That was a wonderful and worthy evening to enjoy an ancient valued culture in music The music is so memorable to us. and Pho...More

Thank Yong J
Reviewed 18 November 2013

A beautiful, atmospheric evening - a wonderful contrast with the busy-ness of the Old Quarter street outside. The music is extraordinary and very intimate - no microphones are used. The performers are very passionate about passing on this tradition and although they take their roles...More

Thank Phi H
Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

If you are after a step back in time, a calm and intimate evening with some romance, this is the place. I was very happy to see that both young and old performers were so involved in preserving this music and tradition. Beautiful setting, small...More

1  Thank WWTAdventure
Reviewed 9 November 2013

A great experience which felt very authentic. Wonderful dedicated singers and musicians keeping alive an old art form. The venue itself was old and beautiful. The atmosphere was almost ethereal. We were able to try the instruments out halfway through. Dont miss this one.

Thank Palmerrookes
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Heather R
What is the address of the Thang Long Ca Tru Guild, as I'd like to take my husband when we are in Hanoi in October.
16 July 2015|
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Response from CatruThangLong | Property representative |
28 Hang Buom St. Near Hoan Kiem lake. Please come and enjoy!
Heather E
I amnot sure I understand the review. It seems she preferred another performance. Where is the better location to listen to Ca Tru in Hanoi?
1 January 2015|
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Response from CatruThangLong | Property representative |
We have set the regulations prohibit audiences using camera and mobile phones during the performance and not allow people to enter after the performance starts. I make sure that 28 Hang Buom Street- Den Quan De, now is the... More