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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery
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Water Puppet Entrance Tickets with Hanoi Hotel Ticket Delivery
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Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays performed at this popular theatre.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Hanoi
57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 8249 2222
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well organised, funny, clever. Show easily viewed from all seats. Need your own toilet paper for wash rooms.

Thank clarkeclarke07
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Way better than expected... I suppose I originally expected it to be hokey and super touristy, and it kind of was, but in a kitschy but authentic tongue-in-cheek kind of way, plus amazing music. The music was really complex, so many talented musicians. The puppets...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed a performance here at the end of our stay in Vietnam and that was a good idea as the show meant much more to us. I would definitely recommend traveling first to get the feel of the country. The show was split into...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As suggested, we bought tickets about 15 min before performance and had good seats. Wonderful show. Only down side was people in front trying to film show Unnecessary as you are given a set of pictures with tickets. People don't seem to appreciate how annoying...More

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The monochord instrument was my favorite. The puppet show illustrated local values through a series of lively acts - dragon dance, tortoise and the Hoan Kiem Lake etc. All for 100 - 150k dong depending on the seat, an inexpensive and fun way to spend...More

Thank Celia H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a nice cultural end to our visit in Hanoi. The show was fascinating and we enjoyed watching something uniquely Vietnamese. We went to the ticket office earlier in the day to book tickets for the evening (5.20), which was easy to do.

Thank LaurenEP93
Reviewed yesterday

The Water Puppet Show is one of the main attractions in Hanoi & simply not to be missed. Tickets are sold at VND100,000 & you can choose from 5 time slots for the 45-minute to 1 hour show. We had purchased our tickets well in...More

Thank Wildcat7400
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to the puppet show expecting a bit of a lame show (it's been running for many years with several performances per day) but it was a lot of fun. Life music with traditional instruments. Stories were in Vietnamese but we (believe we) understood...More

Thank SeaToSkyFamily
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a talented and fun performance enjoyed by all ages. It only goes for 50 minutes so perfect for kids. It was colourful and unique and I’d recommend it.

1  Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved all we did in Hanoi but this was a highlight! It was so fascinating and special, I laughed heaps and could follow it all even in Vietnamese. Such talented artists!

Thank Filipa S
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8 October 2018|
Response from Brad W | Reviewed this property |
Hello there Tickets should read from 100000 dong and I think the cheap seats are only available from the box office before the performance. Alternatively you can order your tickets through Charming Vietnam Travel in the... More
Chloe V
25 September 2018|
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Response from BrothersTravels | Reviewed this property |
45-50 minutes.
7 July 2018|
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Response from Mark N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the theatre had good air conditioning when I went.