We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 8249 2222
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 11.00*
and up
Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery
More Info
USD 39.00*
and up
Hanoi Cyclo City Tour Including Water Puppet Show and Hotel Pickup
More Info
USD 32.00*
and up
Water Puppet Show and Old Quarter Walking Tour of Hanoi
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“front row” (123 reviews)
“story line” (68 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 8249 2222
Write a Review
Reviews (8,836)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 6,527 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The schedule for this show is quite frequent, but ticket were sold out pretty fast. I have to wait for 2 hours, because the closest show was sold out. The show was portraying the vietnamese life. It includes 14 parts, which dont related to each...More

Thank MelaniHartanti
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was one of my favorite activities during our stay in Hanoi. Seating is tight, and the collection of so many nationalities can create some tension as you try to watch the show through phones trying to take pictures. But after the first 10 minutes...More

Thank ianf747
Reviewed yesterday

This show seems to be on everybody's itinerary who visits Hanoi. Its old fashioned. The puppets are traditional and at the end of long poles half hidden in the water so there is not a lot of movement of the limbs but lots of splashing,...More

Thank Peter I
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve been to this show twice now and I can confirm it is still very loud. If you have sensitive ears, bring earplugs or your fingers. The lovely ladies singing is especially piercing. Otherwise an excellent, must-see show in Hanoi. Get your tickets early as...More

Thank mpd6
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting show. Nice traditional art with good performance. Many stories about the daily life of the farmers. Especially the folk music was the highlight of the show.

Thank earl w
Reviewed yesterday

A truly cultural experience of sights, sounds and old world atmosphere. We arrived on time and were comfortably seated. Don't be late as the one hour performance has many acts and they do not admit late arrivals. The traditional musicians and singers provided the musical...More

Thank JackFranco1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed the puppet show very much. It was only $5AU so no complaints there. The building is old and has very limited leg room. A great cultural experience and the artists to the left of the stage were as much fun to watch as...More

Thank Melanie P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to this show with our tour group and didn't know what yo expect. While we didn't understand the old fables that were sung in Vietnamese we got the general idea through the excellent puppetry. The shows goes for just under an hour. The...More

Thank JennyC0309
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was very fun and well worth the money. Both kids and adults will enjoy it. The show isn't all that long so be on time, and it is has some funny parts and is very colorful. Go to the Thang Long as it is...More

Thank MizMickie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We chose this Water Puppet theater because of its close proximity to the centre of the old quarter, and the fact that it had regular viewing sessions. It's well priced for tourists and very popular, so buy your tickets in the morning if you intend...More

1  Thank misshazeyeyed
Nearby Restaurants
403 reviews
.07 km away
Avalon Cafe Lounge
696 reviews
.11 km away
Cafe Dinh
114 reviews
.10 km away
Haka Coffee - 39 Hang Dau
79 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ngoc Son Temple
837 reviews
.11 km away
Cau The Huc
21 reviews
.07 km away
Ha Noi Gallery
11 reviews
.09 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
29 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Charcoal W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes that's true, though it didn't seem to stop most of the audience. I think if you elect to pay the small fee (50,000vnd for still, more for video) you get preferential seating on front row.
7 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from JeansTangent | Reviewed this property |
200,000 VND per adult. Just turn up and pay at the counter.
13 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Jenna M | Reviewed this property |
But I assume they work like normal puppets.