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Water puppet show at Thao Dien Village

195 Nguyen Van Huong | Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 8 3744 6457
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a traditional show of vietnam... very excited , fun. i will bring my children to see this next time... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2013
annatran0409
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Singapore, Singapore
Water Puppets - Men beware

My wife insisted that that I and my 15 year son and 12 year old daughter join her for this... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2013
ChrisGoldy
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Come and enjoy Vietnamese food at Ngon restaurant Thao Dien Village, visitors can entertain themselves with water puppet show here. The show upholds the culture, the traditions of this country and is acted like normal human beings by the well-trained artists. It highlights the creative bent of mind of the inhabitants of the city. Weekly one show is held from 19:30 to 20:00 every Saturday at Ngon restaurant in Thao Dien Village.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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195 Nguyen Van Huong | Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

a traditional show of vietnam... very excited , fun. i will bring my children to see this next time when i came back viet nam

1  Thank annatran0409
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

My wife insisted that that I and my 15 year son and 12 year old daughter join her for this culturally enlightening show. it came at the highest recommendation from her culturally "aware" friends in Australia. Gentlemen, don't. I am a regular theatre goer at...More

Thank ChrisGoldy
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

Hopefully you travel with a vietnamese friend who is able to translate to you what's going on during the show because if not you will be probably frustrated as I was. Everything is great, the show is brilliant, the staff are really nice, the price...More

Thank Dylan E
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

This show give you an idea how Vietnamese entertain themselves during the early years. The language is in Vietnamese, although I do not understand any of it, I would prefer to hear it that way, this makes it truly authentic.

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Reviewed 11 June 2013

The water puppet show is worth a visit especially if you have small children, the seating is ok but ensure you have front seats if you have kids , I noticed the parents were going up and down the stairs so the kids could see...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2013

I left this show feeling like I had seen something really special. The narrative is in Vietnamese so you have to use your imagination but the music and actions of the puppets help you follow the stories. At some points we were really left wondering...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2013

Great chance to see how stories or a play was told in the past prior to tv well with the visit I liked the music, they way the puppets move to tell the story and how it's great to see this culture preserve its heritage

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Reviewed 23 May 2013

This palace witnessed its most significant event on 04/30/1975. Before that day, I used to rode my bike on all its surrounding streets, peeking through the fencing and pondered if II will ever have a day to visit. Well, we did. Love it! For both...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2013

I bought ticket at the hotel for $8. Actually you can buy ticket at the show too as there are not much people queuing. The show was good, recommended even though we didn't understand what they're saying

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Reviewed 19 April 2013

My wife and I enjoyed an afternoon Water Puppet Show in Hanoi, along with our Gate 1 Tour Group, as part of our tour of the city. We had the entire last row of seats in the theater, reserved for our group. The theater had...More

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Michelle M
4 February 2018|
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Response from ShirishParanjape | Reviewed this property |
We were at HCM City on 1st August 2017, and we did visit the show which is what I wrote about. On photos, the location shows as "Culture Park". If you use Google Maps, this place is seen as The Golden Dragon Puppet... More
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Larry B
26 June 2016|
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Response from ajhpy | Reviewed this property |
Water puppet show is just the shows itself. Local travel agents usually organise it with the river cruises that include dinner.
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19 December 2015|
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Response from Wilhelm H | Reviewed this property |
Here are 3 Water Puppet Shows as per Leaflet. at 500Pm - 6.30PM amd at 7.45Pm. You have a choice of 3 Option = Water Puppet show - Water Puppet Show + Rong Vang Buffet or Dinner at Rong Vang Buffet. Phone Nr is 0839302196... More
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