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Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

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Address: 55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St. | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Definitely worth seeing as this is a traditional Vietnamese entertainment although it does remind you of Punch and Judy in water! I believe it originates in the north of Vietnam... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth seeing as this is a traditional Vietnamese entertainment although it does remind you of Punch and Judy in water! I believe it originates in the north of Vietnam and is more usually found in Hanoi. We just turned up and bought tickets on the door 15 mins before the performance. It was expensive (by Vietnamese entrance standards) -... More 

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not really sure why some have complained it wasn't in English - we never expected it to be. We followed it and enjoyed it, it was something really different from anything we've seen before.

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Thank antrog65
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the show. It was a full house, good thing we still had seats near the stage even we arrived a little late. I personally appreciate the old people who were playing the instruments. What a way to preserve Vietnamese culture. I will bring friends here the next time I could visit HCMC.

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Thank Mariela D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The show was VERY enjoyable, both the puppets and the music. I was with a tour group, and this was an optional item. The advantage we had was that our local tour leader explained the stories behind the show, so we could better appreciate the stories being shown. If we had not had the explanation, it would have been less... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a real highlight of our trip. Although we did not understand a wort the were saying (not that they spoke much), it was easy to follow. It was full of fun. That the members of live band were having fun also was quite clear. It is a lively spectacle to see. BUT: you have to book upfront. We... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A trip for the whole family!! Really amazing and perfectly choreographed, no knowledge of any language required as the theater production is so well put together that its stories and messages are perfectly understood by all! Our 4 and 8 year old kids loved every minute ! Well worth visiting!

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No translation to English, so was never really sure if I was following the story line correctly. The frustrating part was the amount rude people in front of us that held their phones above their heads so they could record the show, blocking the view of the stage. Even when asked to stop so we could enjoy the experience we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide book had incorrect times. Performances are currently at 5 and 6.30 pm. Tickets are 230,000 dong (about £8). The show lasts 45 minutes. The show is made up of 16 short vignettes. Do remember to pick up a leaflet on the way in as it explains what each relates to, although it is fairly easy to work out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was so entertaining! The show lasted around one hour, it was in vietnamese but it was easy to understand the story lines. You should try!! :) The ticked costed 230 000 wnd per person. Totally worth it!

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Thank oilib
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rip off! Worst water puppet show in Vietnam at more than double the price of other much better shows! I had watched the water puppet show in Hanoi, Hoi An and this one at Ho Chi Minh. I was shocked to find out the ticket price is 230k which is more than double the other 2 shows. The shows at... More 

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