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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 18 April 2016 via mobile

When we went we didn't really know what to expect. It's definitely something worth going to see. It's a cheap hour activity for the family and friends

Thank Abi L
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Beware: tourist trap. Even though the show might be good, we couldn't see more than 5 minutes : Booked placement not respected. Split from my wife with a rude word : «hey guy it's just for 50 minutes, you can make it» Organisation and concern...More

Thank bolbolebo
Reviewed 18 April 2016

What a fantastic show for all ages. I was so looking forward to going and I was not disappointed in any way. To me it was a magical mystery show. We had seats right in the middle of thr front row. Best place to be...More

Thank Kathy05852
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Very good attraction to do in Hanoi! great for kids and adults! we got front row seats and absolutely loved it. Such an amazing way to learn about Vietnam culture and there way of life ! Great entertainment for whole family.

Thank 960kaseyb
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Don't come to Hanoi without seeing puppets. Very clever, easy to understand and funny. Seating a little cramped but worth it

Thank Jack O
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I don't think this belongs in the top things to see / do in Hanoi. It's fairly cheap, and kills an hour, so if you have kids it wouldn't be so bad. It's some singing, some instruments, and puppets splashing around in water. I did...More

1  Thank Hanif F
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful experience. Our 8 year old daughter was mesmerized for the whole show. Trying to figure out how they did it and enjoying the impressive story telling. Yes it's in Vietnamese but that really doesn't matter. Most of the stories told don't...More

Thank CailetW
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I thought I'd give this a shot as I was walking past anyway and it was only 100k dong. The stage scenery and props were great and full of details, music and puppet choreography worked well most of the time. There wasn't exactly a consistent...More

Thank Jamie D
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We went to this thinking it would be a bit ho-hum. It was awesome and very funny. The orchestra was good too, a woman playing a stringed instrument with a tall vibrato thing was fascinating. The people working the puppets are very skilled. Good value...More

Thank liz m
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Not sure exactly what to expect but this was brilliant entertainment and something a bit different. Highly recommended.

Thank 359Pat
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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.
7 March 2017|
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Response from JeansTangent | Reviewed this property |
200,000 VND per adult. Just turn up and pay at the counter.
13 January 2017|
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Response from Jenna M | Reviewed this property |
But I assume they work like normal puppets.