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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery
From USD 11.00*
Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery
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Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Hanoi
57B Dinh Tien Hoang - Hoan Kiem - Ha Noi, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 24 3936 4335
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Reviewed today via mobile

My friend and I visited the water puppet theatre spontaneously (it lasted 50 minutes) and we found the puppet theatre and especially the music and the singing very enjoyable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sanne J
Reviewed yesterday

The water puppet show was wonderful to enjoy for both adults and children. It was accompanied with live traditional Vietnamese music...quite colourful and fun to watch. While we did not have children with us, we could see that young children watching were fascinated with what...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GerryB765
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The show was cute and entertaining, and the live orchestra was quite enjoyable to listen to and watch. The performance tells stories and mythologies that surround the creation and identity of Vietnam. Note that the dialogues (which are minimal) are in Vietnamese, but most foreigners...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thimooo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was nice. The only thing what was annoying was that they let people in even 20min after the show started.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank elliwal
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The water puppet is a real cultural experience! The action is in Vietnamese. We would have enjoyed it more if we had an English synopsis of the skit, but it was great. Very talented people. The musicians were superb. The show is about an hour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank onthemove222
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is definitely a tourist thing but I did feel there was still something authentic about the show. The stories and music were really well done. A real charm to it all. Our kids loved it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Aitch
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great time, enjoyed the story about how they lived on the water and the serpent kept chasing them,would recommend this show to any family or group. the show had a lot of good information as a way of life also some good humor.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Julie H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited this today and took the first Performance at 15.00. A very entertaining piece of traditional Asian culture. It's that kind of puppetry where you can't help but wonder how do they do that. Our 4 y/o son was also captivated

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 882frankt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I wouldn't go out of my way to visit but since we were bored and didn't know what to do between meals we went. The singing and the music are good. I recommend googling the story beforehand or at least afterwards. The seats can be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FergotFelixS
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved this charming performance; a must see. Enchanting music and singing. Puppets are just phenomenal. We tried to book via email and failed so got tickets in advance (an hour) from the box office. I just wish people would have more respect in the theatre...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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4 November 2018|
Response from amazinggirls | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea but my friends have local friends, her local friends name Lala was booked for us... if you want, you can contact Lala
8 October 2018|
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Response from Kevin D | Reviewed this property |
No idea. But you can ask. Tickets were 100, 150 or 200k dong...the closer to the stage the more expensive . 200k is£7 so knock yourself out for the best seats in the house.
Chloe V
25 September 2018|
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Response from BrothersTravels | Reviewed this property |
45-50 minutes.