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Water puppet show at Thao Dien Village

195 Nguyen Van Huong | Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3744 6457
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Truly enjoyable!

The water puppets are really good! On top of showing the Vietnamese culture, it’s a fun and lively... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
shuyi m
via mobile
Clever, funny and not to be missed

Was skeptical after other asian experiences however it was great! Cant spoil the surprise but so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lily N
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Come and enjoy Vietnamese food at Ngon restaurant Thao Dien Village, visitors can entertain themselves with water puppet show here. The show upholds the culture, the traditions of this country and is acted like normal human beings by the well-trained artists. It highlights the creative bent of mind of the inhabitants of the city. Weekly one show is held from 19:30 to 20:00 every Saturday at Ngon restaurant in Thao Dien Village.
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  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
195 Nguyen Van Huong | Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3744 6457
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The water puppets are really good! On top of showing the Vietnamese culture, it’s a fun and lively program and the puppets are acting on a water stage. We enjoyed ourselves very much and would recommend tourists to watch it too!

Thank shuyi m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was skeptical after other asian experiences however it was great! Cant spoil the surprise but so funny and so clever the way they do it. Worth the £8 to go!! Try and get front row seats too. Made it even better!!

Thank Lily N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long day on the road visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dao Temple, we ended the day at the water puppet show. Nice typical Vietnamese folk music, I think the storyline was about farming, providing food for family and fighting evil for...More

Thank TiberiuDL
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Even though the story was told in Vietnamese the theme was easy to follow. Very clever puppetry. A highly entertaining show. Well worth a visit.

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the water puppet show. Even though we don't know the language and we organised it the day before it all went well. Picked up at our hotel by Buffalo Tours and dropped off for show. The show was beautiful. Apparently it is a...More

Thank 1966ginny
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We visited the Water Puppet show as part of our trip to HCMC, I booked this before we left the UK, the day we went it was very busy and the theatre was packed, The show is done without any taking, you get given a...More

1  Thank debbsliverpool
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I had read about this unique water puppet show before reaching Ho Chi Minh City. One problem was the absence of a website- all the searches on the web reached to other websites! We asked the concierge at our hotel The Reverie if they could...More

1  Thank ShirishParanjape
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

A little bit of a fun cultural experience. I loved the simplicity of the water puppet show, so simple but amazing effects. It's clear the performances but a lot of time in to their act and the puppets. The live music was wonderful. Don't miss...More

Thank Zoe R
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Went in quite hesitantly thinking this was just another tourist trap attraction, but was not disappointed at our evening here! The puppet show is so fun, even if you have no idea what is going on, (theres a story in there somewhere - apparently) and...More

Thank cahhhlum
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Purchased tickets through our guide. Was not super keen as it could be boring but it was anything but. There were live musicians accompanying the actual performance. The show was split into difference acts and with music and occasional Vietnamese commentary which nobody understood however...More

Thank Carol L
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Larry B
26 June 2016|
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Response from ajhpy | Reviewed this property |
Water puppet show is just the shows itself. Local travel agents usually organise it with the river cruises that include dinner.
19 December 2015|
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Response from Wilhelm H | Reviewed this property |
Here are 3 Water Puppet Shows as per Leaflet. at 500Pm - 6.30PM amd at 7.45Pm. You have a choice of 3 Option = Water Puppet show - Water Puppet Show + Rong Vang Buffet or Dinner at Rong Vang Buffet. Phone Nr is 0839302196... More