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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
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US$ 11.00*
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Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel...
Ranked #5 of 287 things to do in Hanoi
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is one show after the other, so there are plenty of opportunities to go there.
Remember our guide: fairytale but logical.
Nice setting!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very unique puppet show, with amazing puppets and puppeteers. Fantastic traditional music played by locals.

Be prepared, nothing is in English, but the stories are somewhat easy to follow.

However, it is very busy, crowded, and the theatre isn’t set up so children can see well. We were in the 8th row from the stage and my kids saw hardly anything.

My recommendation, if you have small children, book wayyyy in advance to get front row seats. Otherwise, it’s almost a waste.

Thank wmonson
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This art show is meaningful and unique really. We learned a great deal about Vietnamese culture and lifestyle along with reputation through this functionality. Definitely, look at leaflet or maybe guidebook about what the scenes suggest just before the functionality or else you certainly will not have a clue what is going on.
This's certainly the one to not be skipped in Hanoi.

Thank colleen b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can find the theatre opposite Hoan Kiem lake. For shows, there are a few of them every day as early as 3pm to the last show at 8pm. I advise you to buy ticket at least one day prior since the shows usually are fully booked. Entrance fee for adults is 100k vnd. If you wish to bring in digital camera, you have to add another 20k vnd before entering the hall. The show was fully in Vietnamese but despite that, I still enjoy every bit of the show. Aim for front rows if you can.

Thank Farahhsuziee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't really know much about this but our friends asked us if we wanted to join them so we thought why not!

The first night we tried to go it was actually sold out, so may be worth booking in advance, even if just the day before or in the day of the show!

I didn't really know what to expect but the show was incredible, a must do when in Hanoi! Such a good price as well, only a couple of pounds for a ticket! Highly recommend

Thank Tashasmith94
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