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Ho Chi Minh: Water Puppet Show Ticket

Ho Chi Minh: Water Puppet Show Ticket

Enjoy a performance of fascinating Vietnamese art during a traditional 45-minute water puppet show. The stories told with water puppets are closely associated with the spiritual life of Vietnamese people, especially in the countryside. The stage for the show is the surface of a water pool. Puppeteers demonstrate their clever skills by managing puppets with long bamboo rods and a string mechanism under the surface of the water. A traditional Vietnamese orchestra provides musical accompaniment. The puppets act out the stories told by the songs, which reflect the peaceful life of the Vietnamese countryside.

Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel is located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, and then make your way to the Water Puppet Theater. Immerse yourself in a traditional art form closely connected with the spiritual life of the Vietnamese people. Be amazed by the skillful puppeteers who stand behind a screen and control puppets using long bamboo rods and string mechanisms hidden beneath the surface of the pool of water. Be mesmerized as the pool becomes the stage! Hear traditional music from North Vietnam played by the orchestra and listen to songs that tell the story being performed. Although the shows are exclusively in Vietnamese, the tales depict rural life in villages and are easy to understand. Then, experience the buzzing nightlife on a dinner cruise aboard a traditional-style boat.

Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

Treat yourself to a fantastic night out in Ho Chi Minh City. See a traditional Vietnamese Water Puppet performance, and delight in live folk music and native dancing. Visit some of the city's highlights by motorbike, and relish a sumptuous meal as you cruise along the Saigon River. Meet your English-speaking driver at your hotel at 5:45PM, and take a motorbike tour of some of Ho Chi Minh's main attractions. Head to the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre at 6:30 PM for an entertaining puppet show, accompanied by live, traditional music. Next, transfer with your guide to the cruise port, and begin your journey along the Saigon River at 7:45 PM. Admire the views of Ho Chi Minh City by night from your cruise, and dine on tasty, Vietnamese food. The cruise ends at around 9:15 PM, and your driver will then drop you off back at your hotel. If you would prefer to do the tour by private car, rather than on a motorbike, there is an additional cost of $30.

Ho Chi Minh: Saigon River Dinner Cruise & Puppet Theatre

Ho Chi Minh: Saigon River Dinner Cruise & Puppet Theatre

Depart from 16:30PM by air condition car. Transfer with your guide to a local spa for a foot massage service. The spa's decor has been elegantly decorated to make all incoming visitors feel at home.. Foot massage is the ideal way to cap off a tiring day of traveling. Your foot will be soaked & massage in warm water to relax and soften the feet. Head to the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre for an enjoyable water puppet performance featuring live, ethnic music. . Water puppetry is a distinctive art form that uses the water as the stage. It is regarded as one of the most significant aspects of Vietnamese culture. After enjoying a foot massage and exploring Saigon's riverside, hop on a cruise boat to get a different perspective of the city. Take in the scenery as you spend one to two hours cruising along the Saigon River. Watch traditional dance and music performances while eating a traditional Vietnamese set meal. Sailing along the Saigon River while observing the shimmering lights' reflections on the water is a wonderful way to end the evening. bringing you to your hotel

Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner

Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner

Choose from a shared or private tour and begin your evening with a wonderful dinner at a local restaurant. After you have eaten, you will head to the theatre to enjoy the Water Puppet Show. The puppets are made from wood and carved, polished and decorated with different colours to demonstrate the clear personalities of each character. Water puppetry is a unique Vietnamese art form that is performed in a large pool using the water as a stage. The artisans are situated inside the cabin and control the puppets. The stage is decorated with flags, fans, and parasols. It is considered a traditional and important part of Vietnamese culture. You will also get to enjoy the Vietnamese orchestra, which provides the background music for the show. The orchestra by many talented singers and accompanied by professional musicians performing with traditional musical instruments. The show is a great way to learn more about Vietnamese rural life and folklore. The programs performed, especially those involving tales of day-to-day living, often have humorous plot twists for you to enjoy.

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What people are saying about Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

Overall rating

4.7
(279 reviews)

The overall quality of the show was outstanding. The voice/music artists were extremely professional, they performed beautifully. The puppet show was magical. Even if we do not understand the language we could live through a village life, pranks, festivals and mythology. The greeters at the entrance were very nice and wore traditional clothes. I recommend this show and will go again in Hanoi if they have it there too.

Friendly staff to guide on arrival and the venue was easy to find. The performance was great, the musicians were so enthusiastic and happy to be there. The instruments were fascinating and played really well. Would recommend this to anyone looking for something cultural and interesting to do!

Absolutely enjoyed Tony's expertise and professionalism. He navigated and prepared for any possible issues well in advance. His communication and efficiency was clear and concise so we could get to each venue on time.

Cute little show. Time flew by so quickly... never seen anything like this before and I am amazed by the technique behind it. Perfect evening entertainment 👌🏻 🤩

fun show - kids loved it. nice location and easy to get our tickets. no complaints! would suggest (for 5 and 8 yo)