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

Activity provider: DragonflyCruise.com

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

Activity provider: DragonflyCruise.com

From US$ 9 per person

Enjoy a show at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. Discover a unique part of Vietnamese culture.

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Duration 50 minutes
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  • Enjoy tips and suggestions from the ticket office staff
  • Choose the best seat for your shows ahead of time
  • Learn about this culturally important Vietnamese art form
Full description
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.
  • Skip-the-line Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre ticket
  • Show program
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Audio guide, available at the theater entrance for 50.000vnd per show
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Exchange your voucher 30 minutes before your show time at Charming Vietnam Travel.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • No flash photography is permitted
  • Camera tickets can be purchased at the check-in counter for $2 USD per camera
  • Please note that you have to collect the actual tickets at the local operator's office at least 30 minutes before the show
  • Please note that you have to be at the theater at least 20 minutes before the show start time
  • Show times occasionally change due to availability. In this case the local operator will contact you in advance
  • The supplier may change your booking to another show or the other days if the show is chartered or fully booked
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 568 reviews

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The show is fantastic. Also fun for children. We had hired an audio guide in English which was very clear. However, we were not satisfied with the agency: it is said that you have to exchange your voucher for a ticket but that location was closed. Finally we went to the theater, where our tickets were just waiting. Only the ticket was much cheaper than what we had paid (almost twice as expensive)

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September 7, 2022

The show is very interesting to watch and the musicians, singers, and puppeteers are really talented. There were a lot of distractions from the audience that prevented me from enjoying the show. I really wish that the audience had better manners. Many large groups came in late, disrupted the show by making people stand up to let them in the rows, people holding up phones to take pictures, or record which made it hard for the people sitting behind them to see the show, and the talking!!! I was shocked and agitated and embarrassed by the poor audience etiquette. I wish the theater would lay down some rules at the beginning of the show or remind people to have good manners. If you book tickets to this show, please arrive on time and think about the people around you.

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August 30, 2022

The show was really nice but the ticket was not as described a skip the line ticket but we had to queue at the ticket office where the ticket would have cost much less. Then we thought the price difference is explained by the fact that we booked in English and expected the Audioguide to be included but this came with additional cost.

August 12, 2022

Product ID: 117687