Immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture watching a traditional water puppet show in Hanoi. Discover the country's mythical folklore while you enjoy an art with more than a thousand years of history.
Hanoi Water Puppet Show
The Thang Long Theatre, located in the heart of Hanoi city centre near to the serene Hoan Kiem Lake, plays host to one of the most emblematic performances of Vietnamese culture: water puppet shows. This incredible ancient art has been practiced for over a thousand years, and from humble origins in the villages of the Red River Delta, its popularity and cultural significance has lasted to this day. You'll be captivated!
This historic puppet show began in the rice paddies of Vietnam, where villagers would entertain each other telling stories with handcrafted dolls that appeared to move on the water of the flooded fields.
While you enjoy the traditional Vietnamese music filling the Thang Long Theatre, you'll be entertained by the puppets playing out scenes of daily life in the rural villages around Hanoi. Through tales of love, family and farming you'll discover the fascinating myths and legends of Vietnam's folklore.
The sparkling reflection of the show's lights on the water and the bewitching magic that surrounds this amazing tradition will make for an unforgettable evening of culture.
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Water puppet show.
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