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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Whether you are old or young you will be thoroughly entertained by this show. Don't forget to take your camera for some wonderful shots. A very entertaining event, but be sure to read the programme to understand what the plot is about.

Thank Roger T
Reviewed yesterday

The Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre is not far from the old quarter. On market nights, it is pedestrians only. Hence, it will be easier to walk to it as the taxi cannot drop you close to the theatre. It is easiest to just purchase...More

Thank 20Carol13
Reviewed 2 days ago

The puppeteers are in the water for the whole production, and the musicians are fantastic. As you go through the play that depicts the reliance of the Vietnamese people upon the water, each section of the play also amazes with the level of puppet making...More

Thank 2OnTheRoad2014
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This water puppet theatre is a well-known and well-choreographed production that will entertain young & old. It’s only drawback is that the intro is translated into English but the rest of the performance is in Vietnamese but nonetheless enjoyable. Take in an evening show during...More

Thank Erl C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The puppet mastery and music was very good however no one understood the plot. The basic introduction is in English and the rest was in Vietnamese. Naturally many people fell asleep as it’s a 50 minute show. Obviously it was all tourists with their children....More

Thank ESJ83
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took our 5 year old son who really enjoyed the show and was able to follow the story. It's only a small theatre and shows sell out quickly. The show is only about 45 mins so not too long or too short.

Thank ozzietravelers
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very unique way to do puppet shows, with live musicians and singers. The show we saw was about 45 minutes long. I was done in about 30 minutes.

Thank Lv2Teach
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

To say we’re not massive theatre goers or lovers, we both really enjoyed this show! Especially hubby who thought it was hilarious in parts! It’s not in English, but doesn’t need to be you get the gist of the show as you go along. It’s...More

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 6 days ago

A good demonstration of traditional life in Vietnam. The standard of the play is good with live musicians and water puppets artists. The play has a mix of traditional life (e.g. fishing, planting rice) and the more mystical traditions (e.g dragons, Phoenix). The show is...More

1  Thank Targaryen-Traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really liked the puppet show. It was a super nice cultural experience, very unique to Vietnam!!!!!!

Thank Laura O
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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 Mike R | Reviewed this property |
Mid afternoon. Evenings are busy, but plenty of room at all shows. Go at the front if your brave. Take a coat if so.
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.