Lotus Water Puppet Theater
Lotus Water Puppet Theater
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Water Puppetry is a traditional art form with distinctive culture identity of Vietnam. It came into existence, developed and diversified over a thousand years ago in the Red River Delta. Thanks to unique performances on the water, this puppetry art is famous and highly appreciated all over the world. In early days, water puppetry showed the daily life of villagers such as farming, fishing, romance and children playing. Now, the topics of the plays are also picked from ancient legends, myths and historic stages.
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  • Wood77
    Los Angeles, California1,964 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Only in Vietnam
    Didn’t have high expectations going in, but surprisingly enjoyed the show due to it’s uniqueness. Only Vietnam has water puppets. Kudos to the puppeteers who manipulated the puppets with such skilled and precisions. The puppets emerges from the water and choreograph story telling. The show also included singers and musical instruments accompaniments of traditional music and songs.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Brian T
    Indianapolis, Indiana701 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entertaining
    The show was about 30 minutes. It began with musicians playing traditional instruments and singers singing (in Vietnamese). There were 10 water puppet acts with a monitor in the front corner listing the names of the acts (it helps explain the scene). The puppeteers are very talented. The show was enjoyable for all ages.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Travel With the Bruntons
    Da Nang, Vietnam4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice experience.
    This is a beautiful show that lasted around 50minutes. Towards the end the two young kids (7&10) were a bit bored but that was only about the final 5 mins they were over it. It’s a lovely art form, and some beautiful musicians adding to the spark of it all along the way. Over all it was not expensive (200k front rows, 150k middle rows, 100k back rows) but if you do not book tickets early, especially if there’s multiple people then you will either miss out on a good seat, if not completely.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Travel-future-ahoy
    Sydney, Australia1,933 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome insight into Vietnam
    Got our tickets the day before (around 2:30pm) for the 6:30pm show and scored front row seats in the Centre for 150K VND each person. The schedule for the week had at least one show at 5:15 everyday. Awesome performance. It’s really a must do in my opinion. Had a really informative display board in English on the right (and I think French on the left) describing each story/scene.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 September 2023
  • Cole K
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable show
    I enjoyed the show here, a good deal at 80,000 VND cash for a balcony seat. The impressive puppetry and music, and the special effects (those dragons!) were delightful. I couldn’t find the show calendar online, but when I was there in Oct 2023 the performances were generally at 17:15 most days. Tip for those who don’t speak Vietnamese: I was sitting on the right side of the theater (facing the stage) and wish I’d been sitting on the left side since I couldn’t fully see the English scene descriptions, only the French ones. There were seats on the left but, by the time I realized it was an issue, it seemed too late to move so I stayed for the 50 minute duration and still enjoyed myself.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 October 2023
  • HMKaren
    Los Angeles, California895 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and creative -- and inexpensive!
    This was so much fun! The puppetry was really great, and musicians provided live music. We only paid $11 each for our tickets for the 50 minute show. If you're traveling with kids I bet they'd love it.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 November 2023
  • Alex H
    Kilmore, Australia51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    🦊 v 🦆
    So far the highlight of the three year olds trip. He loved the fox eating the duck. 🦊 eats 🦆. Nice and clean. Very well priced. Hint. Get in early, tickets sell fast.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 December 2023
  • Winnall01
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lotus Water Puppet Theatre
    We were all completely mesmerised by this charming show. Such skill and atristry evident in the handling of the puppets themselves and a delightful little series of short tales highlighting the variety of puppets. The fire-breathing dragon was a particlar favourite! Considerable good humour in the final sketch with great interaction between full size adult performers and a range of puppets, including a fox that manages to run up a tree to hide! Terrific fun for all ages.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 January 2024
  • Trevor N
    Jersey, United Kingdom569 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun experience
    We were taken to this as part of our tour so can’t comment on price, but was certainly something quite different and generally entertaining. The show is a series of short stories performed by puppets in the water to live music and song. There is a short narrative or description of each story projected onto a screen in a corner above the stage which makes it easier to follow what is happening. Unfortunately the residual smoke from fire breathing dragons makes taking pictures very difficult as it lingers in the air. One of our party suffered from asthma and found it irritated her for quite some time after. All in all a fun short experience, even if the seats were extremely uncomfortable
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 February 2024
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Departure1993
South Wales UK24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy it before we went but but took a chance and booked it. Really good value. It was enjoyable and I would recommend any one to give it a try
Written 18 April 2024
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Carola M
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I am very very disappointed since the tickets 🎫 were resold (or whatever) and I didn’t get to see the show. It was ‘fully booked’.

It was supposed to be our last evening show in Hanoi. So.

Bad experience - I’ll never use and trust this tripadvisor website again.
Written 8 April 2024
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Shannon D
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
The show was fabulous and we are glad we saw it. Definitely need to book ahead but don’t book the deluxe tickets. We did and got seated in the general area. No moving when I raised it! Disappointed to have paid way more then necessary
Written 18 March 2024
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Azwani_Ayu
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Bought the tickets from trip.com for Vdn 220k per person for standard seats but when we redeem the tickets at Lotus we saw the standard seats are only Vdn 80k. If u have time, try to go earlier to buy the tickets directly at Lotus.
Written 21 February 2024
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Bunty8
United Kingdom617 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This was a fun show, puppeteers are very skilled. There are a number of ‘stories’ making up the 50 minute show. Screens with description of the scenes in English and French are displayed giving description of each story.
In all, very enjoyable and worthwhile example of traditional Vietnamese storytelling.
Written 21 February 2024
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danfields2018
Phnom Penh, Cambodia8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Entertaining show even if we couldn't understand the language. This sentence is to satisfy the 100 character requirement.
Written 11 February 2024
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Moureen
St Ives, UK25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Water pupetry is a beautiful art form that has disappeared throughout much of Vietnam. Visitors will get a far deeper sense of the story if you buy a programme as well as the entrance ticket, so this is something I highky recommend.
Written 10 February 2024
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Trevor N
Jersey, UK569 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We were taken to this as part of our tour so can’t comment on price, but was certainly something quite different and generally entertaining.

The show is a series of short stories performed by puppets in the water to live music and song. There is a short narrative or description of each story projected onto a screen in a corner above the stage which makes it easier to follow what is happening.

Unfortunately the residual smoke from fire breathing dragons makes taking pictures very difficult as it lingers in the air. One of our party suffered from asthma and found it irritated her for quite some time after.

All in all a fun short experience, even if the seats were extremely uncomfortable
Written 7 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Winnall01
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We were all completely mesmerised by this charming show. Such skill and atristry evident in the handling of the puppets themselves and a delightful little series of short tales highlighting the variety of puppets. The fire-breathing dragon was a particlar favourite! Considerable good humour in the final sketch with great interaction between full size adult performers and a range of puppets, including a fox that manages to run up a tree to hide! Terrific fun for all ages.
Written 15 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Alex H
Kilmore, Australia51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
So far the highlight of the three year olds trip.

He loved the fox eating the duck. 🦊 eats 🦆.

Nice and clean. Very well priced.

Hint. Get in early, tickets sell fast.
Written 22 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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Lotus Water Puppet Theater admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 752.76, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 600.54 per person.

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