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Thang Long Ca Tru Guild

28 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 122 326 6897
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A truly beautiful evening

With my husband we just came back from this performance and I must say: If you are planing a visit... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2014
Dominique W
Melbourne, Australia
A mesmerising evening of traditional music

This consort takes place in a tiny temple with no more than two rows in the audience. We were... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2014
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"Visiting Vietnam without listening to a rhythm of ca tru traditional music means that you've not discovered the real spirit of Vietnam yet." "Free yourself and get immersed in ca tru while enjoying performance by Thang Long Ca Tru Theatre. It is a voluntary, non-profit group of ca tru musicians founded in 2006. Long-time history, unique instruments, impressive music tones and meaningful song lyrics made ca tru recognized by UNESCO as the World Intangible Cutural Heritage." "This is a concert for about 70 persons held in an old temple in the old quarter of Hanoi. They are good about explaining the instruments and the history of the music. They even let you come try out the instruments. The hot tea and little cake is a nice touch at intermission" "The singers had such dear, expressive faces and sang with such intensity. The instruments were unique and had a real otherworldly quality to them and the presentation and overall performance were of a very high quality. I felt delighted, entertained and educated. Well worth going to see."-Visited wrote The show is on every Thursday and Saturday night at 8pm at 28 Hang Buom (Quan De Temple).
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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28 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 122 326 6897
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

With my husband we just came back from this performance and I must say: If you are planing a visit to Hanoi, don´t miss this!! The music by itself is really an incredible experience. Also the cultural meaning is deep and the people are so...More

2  Thank Dominique W
Reviewed 11 February 2014

This consort takes place in a tiny temple with no more than two rows in the audience. We were treated to an excellence performance of traditional Vietnamese music with some very interesting instruments. During the interval the audience was offered traditional food and drink and...More

3  Thank TibetanDanceCentre
Reviewed 8 February 2014

My husband and I were impressed and charmed by the musicianship of the performers we heard in Hanoi and by the beauty of this traditional Vietnamese music. The venue was an old temple in the northern part of the Old Quarter, which contributed to the...More

3  Thank Charles & Linda P
Reviewed 29 January 2014

It was busy but everything was absolutely pleasing and you just wanted to spend the whole day there. Would definitely go back.

2  Thank lrod154985
Reviewed 25 January 2014

Ca Tru is a refined version of the Vietnamese musical tradition. Very different to classical western forms of music but equally complex and skilful. This company tailors the performance for a western audience with explanations of the themes for each piece and the history of...More

3  Thank Zana B
Reviewed 25 January 2014

We just happened to see this show while wandering around the old quarter, so decided to go back another evening. The music was interesting, but it was well presented with descriptions of the history, the instruments and how they learned to perform. The building is...More

1  Thank chapyBristol
Reviewed 25 January 2014

Wow, thanks to the other reviewers on TA, I decided to find this place and go to this show. As with finding anything in Hanoi, that took some doing, studying the map, looking for the address, although when you arrive, you find out it is...More

2  Thank MorningstarMarilyn
Reviewed 7 January 2014

The show was amazing and the music was divine. Love it. I was a bit sad to hear that the music almost disappear for 100 years because of the Vietnam war. I'm glad they were able to preserve it

1  Thank Nicky T
Reviewed 2 January 2014

very unique show. Small stage - viewers sit in front of a pond. the show is in Vietnamese. The puppeteers work from behind a screen with poles that has puppets attached to the other end.

Reviewed 1 January 2014

This was one of the most authentic experiences in Hanoi. Held thrice a week, this show accepts only 25 audience members per show. The event was held in a restored ancient music house. The event encourages the revival and development of the ancient Cat Ru...More

2  Thank GloballyLocal31
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Heather R
16 July 2015|
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Response from CatruThangLong | Property representative |
28 Hang Buom St. Near Hoan Kiem lake. Please come and enjoy!
Heather E
31 December 2014|
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Response from CatruThangLong | Property representative |
We have set the regulations prohibit audiences using camera and mobile phones during the performance and not allow people to enter after the performance starts. I make sure that 28 Hang Buom Street- Den Quan De, now is the... More