The Traditional Water Puppet Show

Vietnamese water puppetry has a long history dating back from the Ly Dynasty, maybe even older. It started in the North, on the Red River Delta, where the locals were gathering during festivals to watch water puppet shows.

What?
More than seeing puppets dancing on the water, the audience will watch boat races, buffalo fights, fox hunts and other folks tales and legends scenes accompanied with traditional music. The characters plough, plant rice seedlings, fish in a pond with a rod and line, scoop water with a bamboo basket hung from a tripod, etc… taking visitors to an ancient traditional village.


Where?

In Hanoi, you can enjoy this traditional art performance at the world famous Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre.
Address: 57B Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Phone: (+84) 24 3824 9494

Who?

Everyone is welcome to attend the show. It will particularly be appreciated by the youngest ones.

When?
Five shows are held each day, starting from 3pm.


Sources: Vietnam-guide.com

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