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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

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Address: 57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Phone Number:
84 04 8249494
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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.

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Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery
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US$ 39.00*
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Hanoi Cyclo City Tour Including Water Puppet Show and Hotel Pickup
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Water Puppet Show and Old Quarter Walking Tour of Hanoi

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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 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They run several shows throughout the day and you can buy on the day. They're quite busy so I do recommend buying earlier. It's quite cheap.. 100,000 dong per adult and our kids (4 & 1) were free! The whole thing was in Vietnamese but it was still entertaining. Only 45 mins which went by very fast. There was a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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).

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

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