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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 8249 2222
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Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 8249 2222
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was ok. I wasn’t overly thrilled. There was a lot of hype leading up to seeing this which is probably why I was a bit disappointed.

Thank Samhain73
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If, like me, you’ve never seen a water puppet show, this is worth seeing. I found the show to be entertaining: mastery of the puppeteers is astounding; stories told are cultural in origin; music is live (albeit not my style); and it is fast paced...More

Thank Jan G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped by the water puppet theatre with my parents to catch the next show. Tickets were decently priced. Water puppet show was great and traditional music was played live by Vietnamese musicans on the stage. Definitely a must see if you're visiting Hanoi!

Thank Carissa L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to the 3pm show and really enjoyed the puppets It is a great thing to see in Hanoi. Definitely recommended.

Thank Algarvedave
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our group enjoyed the water puppet show. A cultural show you must watch. Thumbs up to the people behind the puppetry. Very creative!

Thank angel_guinto
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is 100k each person, we went here because we know water puppets have a long history in Chinese/Vietnamese culture. The whole thing is spoken in Vietnamese, it has funny parts but it just wasn’t for us. This place is definitely more for Asian tourists...More

Thank tompowell16
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Booking tickets for this show we were unsure of what to expect. We were very presently surprised and this has been one of the highlights of the trip. If you are in Hanoi then this is a must! The performance gives an insight into traditional...More

Thank Jenna K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A wonderful introduction to Vietnamese culture. Very affordable and only about an hour long show. Included amazingly artistic puppetry presented in a lighthearted manner. The traditional folk musicians were incredible and really added to the beauty of the show.

Thank natebisco80
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was really good to experience a bit of Vietnamese culture. Yes most of the show is in Vietnamese but communication is much more than language, so go with an open mind and you will understand alot from it.

Thank KasG04
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not sure if we'd consider it a must-see, but it is a unique experience. My husband and I enjoyed it. Not boring if you can appreciate the arts. Some tips/info: - Buy your tickets ahead of time (at least a few hours before) to get...More

Thank nikipine
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4 January 2018|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
i really cant remember anymore
11 December 2017|
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Response from ChiefB52 | Reviewed this property |
Went went at 8 pm and had the pick of the theatre for seating
21 October 2017|
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Response from Fook-Main H | Reviewed this property |
tickets for popular times do sell out. get your hotel concierge to book for you.