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Water Puppet In Hanoi

Thang Long Water Puppet In Hanoi is Located at 57B, Dinh Tien Hoang street, nearby Hoan Kiem Lake, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater is a familiar address for both domestic tourists and foreign ones, who want to enjoy water puppet shows and discovery the beauty of this unique Vietnam traditional art.

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Thang Long Water Puppet

 

In 1969, the theater was established and since 1990; many water puppet shows have been performed by Thang Long theater artists.Every year, about 500 shows are offered to approximately 150,000 audiences. Moreover, the theater has brought water puppetry art to more then 40 foreign countries like Japan, France, America, Australia, Spain… through performance tours, or international cultural exchange program or puppetry festivals.

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.

water puppet show in hanoi

Water pupet show

It sounds risky, but the theater has been successful since the beginning the beginning and received favors and praises from audiences. To enjoy some typical water puppet performances, you can take a look at the video below.

Certainly, it will be much great if tourists can directly watch these shows in Thang Long Water Puppets Theater after enjoying a cup of coffee in the coffee lounge which is right in front of the theater, and giving a nice view to Hoan Kiem Lake.

 

Show schedule

 

 

Water puppet show every day

Monday 15:00 16:10 17:20 18:30 20:00
Tuesday

 

15:00 16:10 17:20 18:30 20:00
Wednesday

 

15:00 16:10 17:20 18:30 20:00
Thursday

 

15:00 16:10 17:20 18:30 20:00
Friday

 

15:00 16:10 17:20 18:30 20:00
Saturday

 

15:00 16:10 17:20 18:30 20:00
Sunday 15:00 16:10 17:20 18:30 20:00

 

Tickets

Ticket costs: 100.000 VND ($5) and can be purchased at doors or by contacting the theatre:

Tel: (84-04) 3 824 9494, 3 825 5450

Fax: (84-04) 3 824 5117

Email: thanglongwpt@fpt.vn

Website: www.thanglongwaterpuppet.org

 

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