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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 good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • 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 yesterday

It is an interesting show to see and how the artist work the water puppets. Inexpensive cost and just a little over an hour performance. Tip, pre buy your tickets at the ticket office rather than waiting just before the performance when all the tour...More

Thank Russell1078
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was my second visit and the first for my teenage daughter and we both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The show is entertaining albeit a little quirky... then again anything that has survived as long as this show is going to be I suspect!!! At...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is quite famous and for good reasons. We loved the small acts. I would highly recommend reading the pamphlet outside the auditorium before starting of the show to better understand it. the dialogues are in the local language so we could not understand...More

Thank Prateek A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is.very interesting performance but I sometimes do not understand the details.It would.be great if they can explain in English.

Thank liujiashou
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great look into Vietnamese culture, full with beautiful art and talented performers. Although we did not necessarily understand the dialogue or the intricacies of the story, the music was amazing filled with fascinating instruments and the puppets were varied in short bursts and included...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Huge waste of time. We left after 20 minutes. The live music was the ONLY good thing about this show. Not worth it really.

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hard to describe. Very traditional puppet theatre with a twist. Live orchestra. Perhaps a touch too long but certainly a worthwhile entertainment.

Thank Cdnskier
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were initially unsure about this because it is completely in Vietnamese. However that didn’t impact understanding it at all as we were easily able to follow the story. I‎t was really cool to see this traditional show works with the puppets in the water...More

Thank Melissa A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was not sure what to expect. So different amazing. Lots of small shows telling stories very clever. Enjoyable

Thank turnelld
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Attended while visiting the ethnicity museum. Interesting art form and really a good play story to follow. Narrated in English and definitely kid friendly. After the show they provide an exhibit for hands on with the puppets. Kids had a great time. Only about 45min...More

Thank Chris K
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11 December 2017|
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Response from fiaery | Reviewed this property |
I went for the 415pm show, there were seats available and it seems that is the off peak timing for the theatre.
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.
29 August 2017|
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Response from Charcoal W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes that's true, though it didn't seem to stop most of the audience. I think if you elect to pay the small fee (50,000vnd for still, more for video) you get preferential seating on front row.