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

1. 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.

Hanoi: Water Puppet Show Tickets

2. 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.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 483 reviews

I liked buying tickets in advance with GetYourGuide, knew we'd have the seats we wanted. But it was a little extra walking to find the travel agent that had the tickets. When we got to the show, we then paid a little extra for the headphones guide. That was worth it to understand the stories. You can see the show from any seat, but I liked being up close to watch the musicians in detail.

Very impressive. BUT HAD TO TELL THE PERSON SITTING IN FRINT OF ME TO PUT HIS PHONE AWAY AS HE WAS HOLDING IT IN MY LINE IF SIGHT!!!! Most people put theirs away or use sparingly. Spoiled the performance a bit…

An excellent cultural experience! The traditional music and the puppeteering skills are impressive. 50 minutes is enough to enjoy this thoroughly.

Didn’t understand a word of it but the music was beautiful and the puppetary mesmerising

Fun outing in Hanoi. Performance was excellent. Facilities were good.