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Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Product ID: 117687
Enjoy a show at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. Discover a unique part of Vietnamese culture.
About this ticket
Duration: 50 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
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Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Benefit from quick and easy ticket collection
  • Enjoy tips and suggestions from the ticket office staff
  • Choose the best seat for your shows ahead of time
  • Learn about this culturally important Vietnamese art form
Full description
Book tickets in advance for the best seats for the show at your preferred timing. Skip the lines to the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre and experience one of Vietnam's most distinctive art forms live on stage. 

See a unique art form that originates over 1,000 years ago in the Red River Delta. In the past, water puppetry showed the daily life of villagers such as farming, fishing and romance. Now, watch plays about ancient Vietnamese legends, myths and history.

The world-famous Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre in Hanoi has its roots in an art form that dates back to the 11th century. The tradition of water puppet theater stems from a time when rice paddy fields were flooded and villagers would create entertainment by standing in the waist-deep water with the puppets performing over the water. Using large rods to support the puppets it appeared as if they were moving across the water with the puppeteers hidden behind a screen.
  • Skip-the-line Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre ticket
  • Show program
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Exchange your voucher for the tickets at 37a Hang Thung street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• No flash photography is permitted
• Camera tickets can be purchased at the check-in counter for $2 USD per camera
• Please note that you have to collect the actual tickets at the local operator's office at least 30 minutes before the show
• Please note that you have to be at the theater at least 20 minutes before the show start time
• Show times occasionally change due to availability. In this case the local operator will contact you in advance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 466 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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The actual water puppet show is great but I would definitely NOT recommend people to buy tickets through get your guide. The tickets were heavy marked up. I worked out by 300% and the seats weren't special. There was no extra service and it wasn't easier in anyway by booking through this company. Very big waste of money!

January 5, 2020

Brilliant show well worth the visit. I would recommend getting the seats in the first 4 rows. As someone else noted on here you can get the tickets for £7.00 from the box office so was disappointed with the cost on here as we have always found the prices to be reasonable.

December 5, 2019

Water puppet show was great however we received e-tickets and 25 minutes before the show we received a WhatsApp and email saying that e-tickets were not accepted and we have to go elsewhere to change them for physical tickets. Luckily we we’re in a cafe by the theatre and had WiFi to receive these messages or we wouldn’t have known and would have been turned away.

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November 10, 2019

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Product ID: 117687