Hanoi Tour: Thanglong water puppet theatre

Water Puppet is a theatrical art form unique folk tradition, dating from rice culture. From an art folk elements, water puppetry art has become a tradition, a special creation of the Hanoi - Vietnam

Water puppetry was born about 10 centuries ago in the Red River Delta . This type usually performed in festivals , village festival , fun day , New Year\'s Day , uses every trick puppets , acting on the water . Water puppet is also considered intangible cultural characteristics of the people of Vietnam

Due to the unique , the art of folk elements , water puppetry has quickly become a traditional art can be comparable to the wall, rowing is the art high position in the stage nation . Puppetry in many countries around the world , but puppetry is the only country in Vietnam

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Traditional content of water puppet performance like daily life of Vietnamese farmers (cultivating, tending buffalo, catching fishes…), communal entertainment (swimming contest, dragon dancing…), or historical legends (Le Loi returns precious sword…), with modest performance way have appealed audiences for centuries. However, the artists of Thang Long Water Puppet Theater want to renew the old puppet shows with effect of light, music and combination between people and puppets.

Thanglong water puppet theatre:
Located next to Lake Ho Hoan Kiem in the Old Quarter, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater offers several shows each day that you can combine with a visit to the Old Quarter. This is very popular and always busy - so make sure to book in advance.

Address: 57B, Dinh Tien Hoang street - Hoan Kiem Dist - Hanoi
Tel: (84-04) 3 824 9494, 3 825 5450 
Fax: (84-04) 3 824 5117
Email: thanglongwpt@fpt.vn
Website: www.thanglongwaterpuppet.org

Show schedule

There are puppet show every day at 15:30 - 17:00 - 18:30 - 20:00 - 21:15 and Sunday at 9:30


Ticket costs between 60.000 - 100.000 VND ($3-5) and can be purchased at doors or contact with us.

Seats and leg-room are designed for smaller frames; \'first class\' seats are cheap and strongly recommended.

Where to Stay

New Vision Hotel in Hanoi old quater is ideally located in the heart of Hanoi’s ancient streets, close by the famous Hoan Kiem Lake , O Quan Chuong (The Gate of Hanoi’s Old Quarter), Dong Xuan supermarket, Thanglong water puppet theatre, the Temple of Literature, Museum of Fine Arts and the Hanoi Opera House. New Vision Hotel is very convenient for guests with shopping and banking needs, and there are plenty of eating and entertainment options close by. New Vision Hotel offers 32 elegantly luxury rooms. The rooms feature views of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, a flat screen television, free internet access . Room service is also provided 24 hours a day.

Located at 68 Hang Bo Street and we are one of the best hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Coming to our hotel you will have the chances to enjoy an exciting trip or a meaningful business trip in one of the most luxurious hotels in Hanoi. You will be completely satisfied when served by our staffs who have equipped with adequate knowledge, professional, enthusiastic, thoughtful, and especially an excellent Saigon services style. You will have a deep impression about Hanoi with unforgettable memories for New Vision …

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