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Sublime art and craft. A must do.

Getting there is not so evident, and you need to call in advance, because the place is small and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
QDA
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Best cultural experience in Yangon. Must do!

We just visited last night and had not only a wonderful reception by the host, but also a most... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Matt W
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Unique place where Myanmar traditional and cultural heritage of string puppetry to be seen or learned in Yangon, Myanmar. Accepting puppet show for the audience of minimum 2 pax and Maximum 20 pax if booked in advanced. Preferred show time is 6pm...more
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No.12 | Yama Street, Ahlone Township, Yangon (Rangoon) 11121, Myanmar
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Getting there is not so evident, and you need to call in advance, because the place is small and apparently they do not organize the performance if audience is not assured. But once you are there and the show starts with the illustrative talk by...More

Thank QDA
U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very very much for your supportive review about our effort on Myanmar traditional and cultural heritage of string puppetry. The most appreciated words in your review is " feel transported back in time and you can almost picture yourself watching the puppets in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just visited last night and had not only a wonderful reception by the host, but also a most entertaining show and experience. The father, the master puppeteer, who so earnest about the Myanmar puppet tradition and so please his children were continuing it. Before...More

Thank Matt W
U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review and warm awareness about our family and the performance. We are trying hard to show the real traditional practice in old days because of puppetry in tourism is showing in wrong way. We have more dreams to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the location you expect: a living room with 10 seats on the 2nd floor in a shabby neighbourhood. But what a Unique experience ! Puppet performance, explanation in English, beautiful dressed puppets, cosy atmosphere !More

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U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We wanna show this centuries old tradition in professionally in a theatre with live music and story-telling but this is the biggest challenge in Myanmar to get a space to do that because of lack of interests by government and tourism. However, we are trying...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a highlight of our time in Yangon. The show takes place in a small theater in the owners house, so it is intimate and a great way to experience a part of Burmese culture. I would recommend going early on your arrival (day...More

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U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yes, using GRAB is the easiest way to reach our home HTWE OO MYANMAR in Yama street, a short and small street that is very difficult to find even by the people living in the same township. However, we guarantee that you'll forget how you...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best puppet show i’ve ever seen, and it’s in Yangon! Mr. Htwe and family present this performance with all their heart and it’s really wonderful. They can survive to conduct the show in their house twice a week. Myanmar people...More

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U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

We are very glad and pleased to know that our show made you smile and happy. This is because of rainy season and low tourists arrival so that no every day show and probably in the weekend. Starting from end of September, there will be...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

My sincere thanks to Mr Htwe and Auntie Oo and your family for a wonderful experience. True passion for this art form. The puppets themselves are true works of art, and the skills of the puppet masters cannot be over-stated. A wonderful evening which I...More

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U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review and awareness about our people and puppets. This is our main objective for the audience to be happy and enjoy the tradition within an hour and wanna see more in next visit. Please come and enjoy when...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a fascinating experience as you support an art that has been so meaningful in Myanmar for hundreds of years and is diminishing in popularity and frequency. An intimate setting in the director's home, you receive a bit of history and explanation about the...More

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U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you very much for your quick review and sorry for our late reply because of trip in Thailand. We do appreciate your warm awareness but feeling sad that leaving too early just after the show without trying manipulation of puppet. We hope that you'll...More

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

The show was fantastic. The living room feeling really adds to the ambience and personal feel of the show. The explanation of what they do and the history of puppets is great as well and the best bit is having a go with the puppets...More

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U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Great review of great people! We hope that you did have a great evening in Yangon while you are visiting Myanmar. We are very happy and pleased being together with you. We hope to meet you again in the future in the big theatre. Thank...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018

The delightful performance includes a bit of background on puppets and the tradition of performance before the show. Being one of 8 guests (a full house is perhaps 10) for a performance of an internationally renowned puppeteer in the family's living room was a delightful...More

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U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

We arrange the seats according to reservation and we can set up to 4 rows of 6 seats so that about 25 people can be accommodated. However, we are dreaming to show in the bigger theatre with live music and story-tellers. We also like to...More

Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

I was worried my 6, 8, and 10 year old children would like it enough to sit for 50 minutes but they loved it. It’s the ONLY place in town that has the true “professional puppeteer” status. They perform every full moon for 8 hours...More

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U-Htwe, Owner at Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppet Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review and photos of our contact numbers and direction to our home. We hate to do the show in restaurants but we love to do the show for younger generation especially for children. We are running by family...More

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ekci13
17 May 2017|
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Response from U-Htwe | Property representative |
6pm to 7pm daily for minimum 2 persons If 5 persons & more, you can request for other times both need advanced notice in a day before or Noon of the day
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985kapilak
20 March 2017|
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Response from U-Htwe | Property representative |
We are so sorry for our very late response because our mail box was not working since 18th till this morning and missed all conversation. Show time is 6pm everyday but need to book in advance, 1 day is preferred but latest... More
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I went there by taxi. It was not easy to find, but not far from the center. I don't know if they can fetch you, but they are very kind if you call them by phone and they can reply to any question. They speak a very good... More
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