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Hanoi: Water Puppet Show Tickets

1. Hanoi: Water Puppet Show Tickets

Skip the lines at the Water Puppet Theater with this service that includes show tickets. Choose from several Water Puppet Show times. Experience one of Vietnam's most memorable and traditional art forms during a live 50-minute performance. The art of water puppetry has a distinct Vietnamese identity. It came into existence more than a thousand years ago in the Red River Delta. In its earliest days, water puppetry portrayed the daily life of villagers – in farming and fishing activities, children’s play and in romance. Today the performance also brings in ancient legends and myths.

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

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

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.

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4.6 / 5

based on 483 reviews

It was absolutely wonderful and I was so happy to experience an art local to Vietnam. I definitely suggest going and opting for close seats but honestly none of the seats are bad in the theatre. We overheard a person upset at this so please note: just because you buy your tour in English does not mean you get an English audio guide for free. That is an extra 50,000 dong/person and it gives you context to the show, characters, and a bit of what they are saying. Do recommend it to supplement the experience.

This was a highlight of my entire visit to Vietnam! It’s very pure and artistic, but fun and fast paced. Loved the reflections on Vietnamese life. Well organized and cozy theater. Very clever staging. Loved this and highly recommend it!!!

Was very interesting to watch. You could also buy an audio guide, since the performance was only in Vietnamese, but it was very impressive and nice to have seen this cultural program even without the guide.

It’s us a unique show with water puppets which you will understand as foreigner. Would recommend to see it once :)

Very nice idea and even with the cheap seats you can see very well.