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Ho Chi Minh: Water Puppet Show Ticket

1. Ho Chi Minh: Water Puppet Show Ticket

Enjoy a performance of fascinating Vietnamese art during a traditional 45-minute water puppet show. The stories told with water puppets are closely associated with the spiritual life of Vietnamese people, especially in the countryside. The stage for the show is the surface of a water pool. Puppeteers demonstrate their clever skills by managing puppets with long bamboo rods and a string mechanism under the surface of the water. A traditional Vietnamese orchestra provides musical accompaniment. The puppets act out the stories told by the songs, which reflect the peaceful life of the Vietnamese countryside.

Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

2. Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

Treat yourself to a fantastic night out in Ho Chi Minh City. See a traditional Vietnamese Water Puppet performance, and delight in live folk music and native dancing. Visit some of the city's highlights by motorbike, and relish a sumptuous meal as you cruise along the Saigon River. Meet your English-speaking driver at your hotel at 5:15 PM, and take a motorbike tour of some of Ho Chi Minh's main attractions. Head to the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre at 6:30 PM for an entertaining puppet show, accompanied by live, traditional music. Next, transfer with your guide to the cruise port, and begin your journey along the Saigon River at 7:45 PM. Admire the views of Ho Chi Minh City by night from your cruise, and dine on tasty, Vietnamese food. The cruise ends at around 9:15 PM, and your driver will then drop you off back at your hotel. If you would prefer to do the tour by private car, rather than on a motorbike, there is an additional cost of $30.

Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

3. Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel is located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, and then make your way to the Water Puppet Theater. Immerse yourself in a traditional art form closely connected with the spiritual life of the Vietnamese people. Be amazed by the skillful puppeteers who stand behind a screen and control puppets using long bamboo rods and string mechanisms hidden beneath the surface of the pool of water. Be mesmerized as the pool becomes the stage! Hear traditional music from North Vietnam played by the orchestra and listen to songs that tell the story being performed. Although the shows are exclusively in Vietnamese, the tales depict rural life in villages and are easy to understand. Then, experience the buzzing nightlife on a dinner cruise aboard a traditional-style boat.

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What people are saying about Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 261 reviews

There was a problem with our booking but once sorted, the tour company did all they could to help us. The dinner cruise was enjoyable, particularly after the meal when we went upstairs onto the open deck. The puppet show was amazing and a really immersive cultural experience. The scooter journey provoked different feelings in our group but it was agreed that it was great to experience even if it was scary at times!

Booked online and sent e-ticket, so great we thought, but was refused entry, and told to take our E-TICKET to booking office and collect ticket, so but somebody stopped me looked at my e-ticket and handed be a ticket VERY CONFUSING. The show is well worth the money.....

The show was very exciting and engaging throughout. The puppetry work and the musicians/commentator were really very good.

If you are visiting Ho Chi Minh City and not experiencing water puppet show, then you are missing something. Just Go for it

A fantastic experience! Very fun and the folk music was amazing. The stories were interesting and fun. A must see.