The Quintessence of Tonkin
The Quintessence of Tonkin
4.5
19:00 - 20:00
Monday
19:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 20:00
Thursday
19:00 - 20:00
Friday
19:00 - 20:00
Saturday
19:00 - 20:00
Sunday
19:00 - 20:00
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Peter M
Fareham, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This is an impressive performance, staged entirely on water and providing a broad overview of village life, from folklore to music, poetry, water puppetry, Buddhism and more. Attendances are down, since Covid, and performances are now only on Saturdays and Sundays. It is possible to have dinner before the performance, with entertainment of traditional songs and comedy acts. Buy "gold" tickets (sitting in the yellow seats at the back/top of the audience) for a great view of the performance.
Written 27 March 2024
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Trev F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Second time to se this show and can recommend it is worthwhile. A good experience of Vietnamese culture from the past and a very good show by local farmers and actors
Written 2 September 2023
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Lorelie F
Clayton, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Excellent show covering so many aspects of Vietnam life and culture through music and lights set on a lake a bus ride out of town. Transportation included in ticket. It is outside so need a jacket. Can have a meal at the sight or take your own although it appeared that most people paid for a meal. The food looked good!
Written 23 February 2020
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spideylover
fort worth, TX55 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Sorry to be a debby downer, but it sooooooooooo is not worth seeing this show. You leave your hotel at 4:40 for a 5 o'clock pickup, then drive AN HOUR AND A HALF to get there, see it, then another hour and half back to arrive at 9:45. Not even close to worth the hassle.
Written 31 December 2019
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Renny V
Mumbai37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
What works: The USP of this show are the farmer-turned actors, standing on stage telling the story of their own ordinary lives. The landscape, the technical resources, the basic ambience, everything is super impressive.

What needs to be worked on:
The storytelling aspect. Throughout the show, I kept wondering what exactly is the show about. What does Tonkin refer to is something I had to figure out using Google sources, when that needs to be a quintessential part of the Quintessence of Tonkin.
Written 26 December 2019
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Lothar
Auckland Central, New Zealand65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Without doubt one of the very best cultural shows I have ever seen in my life and on my world-wide travels.
Our guide, Tranh, was very professional, very polite with superb English.
To describe this cultural show is covered by one statement: spectacular and stunningly impressive and beautiful.
If you ever have the pleasure being in Hanoi, this is another one of the MUST-TO-DO items on the traveller's itinerary. A very moving and wonderful experience. Consider to buy a Platium Ticket (seats are very comfortable and the seatings are in a covered area with the ultimate best view).
Written 19 December 2019
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Dung
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Amazing Vietnam show. Locals performers are very crowed so it make this show is close to the daily life of Northern people. Must try!!!
Written 1 November 2019
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stephen l
Subang Jaya, Malaysia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Do read up on the short storyline in the website before watching the show so that you can understand the show better. The amateur performers are locals but they performed very naturally. The special effects (laser, lighting, water, real animals, water puppets and props) are well blended into the 1hr+ show.

Do come earlier if possible as you can play experience the local games with the children (performers) before the show and some simple food and beverages.
Written 1 November 2019
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RGSCEW
Australia521 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is a fabulous show with over 300 amateur local performers. The staging and props are first class and combine to give the audience an outstanding spectacle. As the story unfolds it relives the cultural emergence of Northern Vietnam through Buddhism, art and nostalgia. Whilst it is all in Vietnamese, regardless of your language, this show is not to be missed when in Ha Noi. Make sure you book and use transport on offer and note that depending on local traffic, the time you arrive may change.
Written 20 October 2019
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Jo and Mike
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Great performance and light show. It also employs a lot of staff, which I assume are local. I have seen other shows in different countries and this is up there with those.It really is worth visiting.
Written 10 October 2019
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