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Vietnam National Tuong Theatre

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Address: 51 Duong Thanh, | Hanoi, Hoan Kiem, Vietnam, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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84.4 8.370.046 - 7.643.449
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Beautiful & Compelling Look into Vietnamese Culture

This was a truly vibrant performance that made me appreciate being in Vietnam all the more. The acting was fantastically done; some scenes were hilarious, others were intense (Ho... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2014
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

This was a truly vibrant performance that made me appreciate being in Vietnam all the more. The acting was fantastically done; some scenes were hilarious, others were intense (Ho Nguyet Co Turning into a Fox), but it all made for a nice break from chaotic Hanoi. The music was even declared an "Intangible Cultural World Heritage Event" by UNESCO. I... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

This is an expensive and short performance (45 minutes). There were only 12 people in the audience. The performers were all good though it was a little strange. The 3rd act involves the love-making and birth of a dragon through music and dance. It was kinda weird. However, the first act with the old man and the young wife was... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

This show is 45 minutes long, and it did keep my attention through most of it. There is information for visitors to Vietnam about the acts in the performance and the current scenes going on onstage, and that's a great asset. However, at the finish, my partner and I both felt that we could've skipped it and not felt that... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

My wife went yesterday for the hour long performance which she totally enjoyed.- 150,000 dong. Lovely traditional Vietamese instruments, well choreographed comic play, dance and two men singing. Beautiful, colorful costumes. After the performance the audience was invited on stage to have their pictures taken with the full cast of 16 actors. Also the audience was given 2 treats which... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014

This was really special, a classical theater production featuring music, traditional instruments, incredible costumes. You can watch the actors making up in the lobby. Do not miss this, shows are on Mon and Thursday nights.

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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

A wonderful collection of few smaller performances across various segments (a comic play, a well choreographed solo performance, a music performance, a traditional tale in the form of dance drama). The fee is a little steep as compared to the water puppet show which finds its mention in almost all tourist lists, but the performance was nevertheless far superior. Apart... More 

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Panevezys, Lithuania
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

So nice show. It is a pity the theater is so unnoticed by the crowds of tourists staying near by in Hoan Kiem district... People often say it is nothing to do in Hanoi. Not true. Tuong theater is one of many ignored wonderful attractions. If you are interested in traditional culture it is must to see the performance there.

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

I do agree with those who say the show is underrated - with all the tourist crowds that one sees in the streets of Hanoi only a handful of spectators can be found in the auditorium. The show is not only an expected "presentation" of traditional arts and music, it is actually a true performance with good actors and musicians!... More 

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Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

A one hour treat of singing, traditional musical instruments, acting and beautiful costumes. Actors performed traditional stories, some humorous. Afterwards guests were invited on stage for photos w performers and to examine the instruments more closely.

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2 Thank lsmkw
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

The show was truly amazing. The artists really perform from their best I think, even though there were not many people coming. It shows another side of Vietnamese culture, which from what I enjoyed, is great. When you come to Hanoi, this definitely the place to be if you want to see the true traditional entertainment. People from the theatre... More 

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