Enjoy Water Puppet Performance

Enjoying water puppet shows in Hanoi is an ideal way to expand your understanding of the priceless cultural value of Hanoi, in particular, and Vietnam in general. Water puppet shows have been performed for over 1000 years and are an important element of Hanoi's and Vietnam's cultural heritage. Seeing a water puppet play in Hanoi is one of the most profound and amazing experiences you should have while in the city.


Craftsmen make the puppets out of wood and then lacquer them. The puppeteers control the movement of the puppets above the water during the show. The puppets are built in a variety of shapes and roles to fit the show. Water puppet performances depict the daily lives of Vietnamese farmers (cultivating, caring for buffalo, gathering fish), communal entertainment (swimming contests, dragon dancing), and historical legends that are all part of the traditional content of water puppet performances. These scenes are primarily presented in a water puppet show, and they depict the daily lives of Vietnamese farmers as well as Vietnam's history.


If you take the opportunity to watch and admire this unique art form, you will see the puppets moving on the water and each puppet playing a distinct role in the performance. The puppeteers, who are hidden behind the screen, control their movements and attitudes. Come and take part in it to learn more about Vietnamese culture, history, and daily life.

Hanoi is the most convenient location to watch a water puppet show, as there is a well-known water puppet theatre in Hanoi, Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, which is conveniently accessible.

Aside from eating amazing street cuisine, roaming around Hanoi Old Quarter, and participating in other Hanoi activities, viewing a water puppet play is a fantastic thing to do in Hanoi. Allow yourself to be enchanted by this unique and traditional performance art.

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