We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Phone Number:
84 04 8249494
Website
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet...

Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$11.00*
and up
Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery
More Info
US$39.00*
and up
Hanoi Cyclo City Tour Including Water Puppet Show and Hotel Pickup
More Info
US$32.00*
and up
Water Puppet Show and Old Quarter Walking Tour of Hanoi

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 7,437 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1920
    Excellent
  • 2096
    Very good
  • 1145
    Average
  • 298
    Poor
  • 144
    Terrible
Entertaining but get a seat down the front

Very cute and at times funny show. The puppets are very small and down low so try to get a seat at the front (otherwise every inconsiderate person with a mobile phone holds it up... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
waggies
,
WA
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

7,437 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 5,603: English reviews
charleston
Level Contributor
47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I generally find puppets and clowns a bit creepy, but this show was pure magic. Fabulous puppet masters demonstrate this ancient craft. The show was delightful and 8 am so glad we were able to get tickets. Not to be missed!

Helpful?
Thank Marty J
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My little girl had a amazing time, shame she could not go up to the front, feel like it should be more relaxed. I was falling asleep towards the end, but my little girl 2 yeas old keeps asking to go back so it was a good day

Helpful?
Thank luke r
WA
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very cute and at times funny show. The puppets are very small and down low so try to get a seat at the front (otherwise every inconsiderate person with a mobile phone holds it up to record the show and you can't see anything).

Helpful?
Thank waggies
Geelong
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We wanted to experience some Vietnamese culture, and needed a rainy day activity. The performance lasts for approximately 50mins. I thought it was clever & entertaining, but a little too long. At 100,000 dong =$5 per adult, it's worth doing.

Helpful?
Thank Shirley N
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
231 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nightly one hour shows...very popular and unusual. Good cheap entertainment after a day out and a must to be seen in this city. Lots cafes and restaurants nearby. One of the unique attractions in the area.

Helpful?
Thank William H
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Genuine revelation. Must be seen! Very funny, quirky little story lines. Really worth the setting as side an evening to take in this regional wonder.

Helpful?
Thank ThomDowse
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting at the beginning it gets boring very soon with no script. Have no idea what's going on...

Helpful?
Thank Wee Y
London, Canada
Level Contributor
92 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good show. Well done. Smoked bothered me. Must be hard to achieve. Great music and singing. Narration as well

Helpful?
Thank annie519
Beamish, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
195 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to this show expecting more. It's was a bit naff and ok if you were about four year old. I expected more magical puppets and a better standard of performance. The music was good. We were very jet lagged and it was not exciting enough to keep us awake and we are not the only ones.

Helpful?
Thank suettttt
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to watch the puppets as it's the touristy thing to do. Cheap attraction however a long 50mins. The puppet show is pretty weird and gave us the fit of the giggles as it's pretty poor. There were also quiet a few people nodding off around us too. Would only recommend going of your really board.

Helpful?
Thank porkinsHH

Travellers who viewed Thang Long Water Puppet Theater also viewed

 

Been to Thang Long Water Puppet Theater? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Thang Long Water Puppet Theater and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question
Melbourne Australia
12 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
4 months ago
Xian County, China
10 months ago

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Thang Long Water Puppet Theater staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?