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Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

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Address: 55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St. | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Phone Number: +84-88272653

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Very unique puppet show which is well worth a visit. the audience love it and you can sense the pleasure. The time goes very quickly and a lot of humour in the routines.. Suitable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Omak
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ho Chi Minh city is pretty overwhelming. Hot, noisy, and crowded. The best experience we had there was the water puppet show. Really wasn't sure what to expect and it was wonderful. Small theater with steeply angled seats so it is hard to have a bad view of the stage. A six member orchestra played traditional vietnamize instruments and provided... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw this on my first night in Ho Chi Minh, when I was (unfortunately) suffering from jet lag. As such, I didn't find it as overwhelming as others did. It is entirely in Vietnamese, but you can decipher the general gist of each vignette via the puppet's actions (and background music). It's cute and unusual, and good for all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very unique puppet show which is well worth a visit. the audience love it and you can sense the pleasure. The time goes very quickly and a lot of humour in the routines.. Suitable for young and old alike.By sharing your experiences, you're helping travellers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked our tickets to this show at our hotel's travel agent. They gave us a receipt which we handed to the ticket counter at the theater and they exchanged it for our tickets. The theater is old and the seats worn but the show is great. I especially enjoyed watching the musicians on either side of the water stage... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre Show is a must see show it it is so unusual and well performed by artists working in wet conditions.It runs for an hour at 6pm and other times depending on the day.They don't mind you taking photos or movies either.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guidebooks said that, while the show is in Vietnamese, we would not require a translation - and they were right. Here is a traditional tale, as often encountered in different cultures, of the cycle of sowing and harvesting, celebration and thanksgiving. But the stunning puppets, skilfully manipulated by a band of hidden puppeteers, romping about in a small lake... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Book this together with dinner cruise, however this is accessible on your own. Didn't really understand the story behind the water puppet show (was conversed entirely in Vietnamese language); however it's easy to infer from the puppets movement and all. Very entertaining and definitely great to know more about Vietnam culture. An approx. 45mins show; suitable for all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

It was amazing to watch this gorgeous puppet show. We went there with my husband's brother and parents and we had a great time. The artists are so good and the musicians too. It is a must do if you're in Ho Chi Minh for a couple of nights. From there, we had dinner at a boat with live music... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this show. Very skilled team putting on a great show. Well worth the trip and tickets reasonably priced

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

After a day visiting the War Remnants Museum and other war-focused activities, I needed something fun and interesting, and this did not disappoint. The stories are really cute. I didn't understand a word of the lyrics, but it doesn't matter. You get the gist. A lot of tourists were taking a great number of pictures and videos. Tip: sit back... More 

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