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Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St. | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Great Fun!

Water puppets were apparently first conceived by rice farmers who carved them and gave performances... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Berkeley, California
Not your ordinary attraction

I don't think many would put this on their bucket list when traveling, but if you want an unusual... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
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55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St. | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Water puppets were apparently first conceived by rice farmers who carved them and gave performances during the down time between harvesting one crop and planting the next. There is an orchestra of 6 live musicians and singers to accompany the brightly colored puppets. The songs...More

1  Thank nevertooold53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think many would put this on their bucket list when traveling, but if you want an unusual experience, this is it. Used for storytelling, the puppet show was filled with a lot of action and live music. Personally, I think the live music...More

Thank matsuno415
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very interesting cultural experience. Given its history as a story-telling form in Vietnam, it’s worth seeing but it is exactly what it says it is. A quick 45 min puppet show. It had about 16 small sections, each a different story. Enjoyed...More

1  Thank ekay1526
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is great for children, as it is fun and simple. The whole show is in Vietnamese, which made it hard to follow. However overall for the price it was a unique and fun night.

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We bought tickets the same day (friday) and got very good seats in front. Our kids liked the show even they did not understand any Vietnamese. It would be lovely to see ”behind the scenes” material!

Thank almqanni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely little theatre the show includes live music and singing and the puppets are very colourful. There are several different stories all in Vietnamese with now translation but that just adds to the charm trying to figure out what's going on. Show only lasts about...More

1  Thank Clare N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely loved it. It's in Vietnamese so unless you speak the language you don't know what they're saying, but the puppets transcend language. It's pretty easy to understand what's going on. It's a quaint little theatre only a short walk from District 1 and you...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I really enjoyed the 11th century old Vietnamese cultural show with live music of local musicians. Interesting to know about the olden days cultural shows.

Thank Naveen R
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The show itself is great, I didn't mind not understanding the story line due to no English. It's a relatively authentic experience and it does have a comedic aspect to it. Unfortunately MANY audience members had phones out during it, which were in our line...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I know a lot of people have given stellar reviews to this show, but in my opinion its just an average show and avoid it if you are short of time, Given that this show is mostly visited by foreigners, isn't there a need to...More

Thank Abhi_Gupta
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29 November 2016|
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Response from PrincessFebruary | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The ticket cost around USD10 per person. No advance booking is required as you can purchase the ticket at the booth next to the theater. Just be there 30 minutes before the show starts. If you are with children, they... More
Reshma S
24 October 2016|
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Response from Ibakus | Reviewed this property |
I did via my hotel. This was the easiest way
26 September 2016|
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Response from GAMA-a1234567 | Reviewed this property |
Lasts maybe a bit less than an hour. Probably cheap enough that you could leave early if the child gets bored. About $US7 or £UK5. Enjoy if you go, try and get seats near the front for best view.