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Traditional Water Puppet Show

Nguyen Van Huyen street | Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 96 524 87 28
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UNIQUE & WORTH WATCHING!

I've seen many water puppet shows in Hanoi since I was small. But this show's very different cause... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hong Ngoc N
Waste of precious time

Well cannot say that we enjoyed this at all, after the first five minutes we wondered what we were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anniquelee L
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By co-operating between PART Hanoi and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, we’re successful for reappearing the space of traditional water puppet performance in a green outdoor place. These performances are realized by water puppet troups with 8 shows/day at Thuy Dinh place ( room for water puppet controlling ). This’s the outdoor theatre where has a grand stand to serve more than 200 audiences. Here, we serve: - Talk to traditional artisans - Interact with traditional artisans behind Thuy Dinh place - Watch and try controlling water puppet with artisans at Interacting Lake - Watch how to make models from artisan - Free herbal tea - Take photos with folk puppeteers - Visit many unique architectures in Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Nguyen Van Huyen street | Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi, Vietnam
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+84 96 524 87 28
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've seen many water puppet shows in Hanoi since I was small. But this show's very different cause it's outdoor on a small lake with many trees around that bring fresh air. As the manager of the show introduced to me, puppeteers are not professional...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well cannot say that we enjoyed this at all, after the first five minutes we wondered what we were doing there as it sounded great at the time. However personally speaking I would not waste my time as there are more interesting things to see...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

That's the most clear tourist trap . Though cheap it's simply a waste of time. The show is in Vietnamese with clearly no intention of getting it accessible to English speakers. The music and musical instruments interesting at the beginning but you get board very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful show with excellent musicians, singers and puppeteers. It was entertaining and funny in parts; it was so nice to see a traditional art form encouraged and continuing. Our hotel booked our tickets, we collected them from our hotel (Era Hotel) reception and walked down...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a must see while in Hanoi We’ve read so much about this show and we’re eager to take the girls to see the show. No description will match what you’ll get when you see this show in person. Staring with some history of...More

Thank Joe C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The water puppet show was Interesting. This is a family show good for all ages. The puppets are in water for the entire show.

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

We arrived just in time to rush in and were lucky enough to get a couple of front seats. We went to the 3.00 p.m. showing. Loved the music - interesting instrument made from a gourd. So funny displays of the puppets and easy to...More

Thank NottinghamRed
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

The water puppet show was interesting because I had never seen one before but after about ten minutes I found myself trying to nod off. The music was OK and they tried to make it dramatic but my eyes kept getting heavy. If I had...More

Thank Notreallypleased1
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

I was reluctant to go to the Water Puppet Show, but found it amazing and wonderful. The way the puppets moved and interacted with one another told a story. The puppets were great and the men and women who operated the puppets while standing in...More

Thank Harry W
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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

It’s very traditional Vietnamese show with instrumental music, puppets, lights and water. Worth to see when on Hanoi. Very unique experience.

Thank BeatnikGirl
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