Surprisingly Entertaining!

Last update at 09/16/2011 04:04. By Hanoi Local Guide.
Surprisingly Entertaining!

Surprisingly Entertaining!
By Hanoi Local Guide


At first, I wasn't really enthusiastic about seeing the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. Just went here out of curiosity because all the travel guide books and websites recommend this as a must see. And to my surprise, I enjoyed the show a lot!

As soon as the music started playing, excitement filled the packed theater. The colorful puppets showed different scenarios of traditions, livelihood and customs of Vietnam. The whole program was presented in Vietnamese. I didn't understand a single word and, most probably, so did majority of the audience which were made up by Americans and Europeans. But what's amazing is that everyone was laughing and left the theater satisfied and smiling.

I do recommend anyone travelling to Hanoi to see this show. It would also be good to get your tickets early as they sell out easily. They had two ticket prices - one for the upper levels of seats and the other for the lower levels. Even if the venue is just small, I still suggest that you get the seats nearest the stage. We got our tickets for 40VND and that's for the lower levels already. It is really affordable.

It would be best to call the theater to check on the updated ticket rates and presentation time.

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