Enjoy Water Puppet Show

Water puppet show is really a priceless cultural value of Hanoi in particular and Vietnam in general. It has been being existed for more than 1000 years. Therefore, enjoying water puppet show in Hanoi is one of the most meaningful and wonderful things in the list of things to do when visiting Hanoi.




Made of wood, puppets then are lacquered skillfully by craftsmen. When performing, the puppets are controlled by the puppeteers to move over the water. The puppets are made with different shapes and role based on suitability of the play. The traditional contents of water puppet show comprise daily life of Vietnamese farmers (cultivating, tending buffalo, catching fishes), communal entertainment (swimming contest, dragon dancing), historical legends. These contents are mainly performed in the water puppet show and it reflects the daily life of Vietnamese farmers and Vietnam history.




Tourist will see the puppets moving on the water and each puppet plays a different role in the play when taking the chance to watch and admire this most special art. Puppets are controlled to make actions and postures by the puppeteers who are hidden behind the screen. Come and enjoy it to understand and feel more about the culture, history and daily of Vietnamese.




Hanoi where the famous Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre situates is the most suitable and ideal place to enjoy water puppet show.




Watching a water puppet show is a wonderful thing that you should do in Hanoi beside enjoying delicious street food, wandering around Hanoi Old Quarter and doing other activities in Hanoi. Let’s give yourself an opportunity to enjoy this special and traditional performance art.

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