Water Puppet Theater

Last update at 09/16/2011 04:04. By Hanoi Local Guide.
Water Puppet Theater

Water Puppet Theater
By Hanoi Local Guide


The Water Puppet Theater show is one of the highlights of a trip to Hanoi. Thang Long water puppetry is a traditional art form with distinctive culture identity of Vietnam. It came to existence, developed and diversified over a thousand years ago in the Red River Delta. Thanks to unique performances in waist high water, Thang Long water puppetry art is famous and highly appreciated all over the world. The puppeteers at Thang Long Water Puppet Theater have enthralled audiences all over the world.
The performance that I attended lasted for one hour and consisted of 17 short sketches depicting village life, agriculture, harvest, dances of legendary creatures and a re-enactment of the Legend of the Restored Sword of King Le.
It is advisable to reserve your tickets in advance through the box office or through a travel agent because the queue is very long and the shows are invariably full to capacity.

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Location Hanoi
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