Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

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The Theatre is situated at 57B, Dinh Tien Hoang street, right in the heart of the City, next to the Restored Sword Lake. The Thang Long Water Puppet Theater is a familiar address for not only domestic tourists but also foreign ones, who love to enjoy water puppet shows and explore the beauty of this unique Vietnam traditional art. A Vietnam holiday with children should not miss this wonderful and interesting performance.


Since it was built in 1969, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater served thousands of domestic audiences and tourists, bringing fun, excitement and understanding of traditional Vietnamese art. It plays an important role to give the traditional art of Vietnam to other countries. It presents in International Art Festivals in Asia, Europe, Australia, Latin America.


The content of water puppet performance embraces daily life of Vietnamese farmers such as cultivating, catching fishes, tending buffalo, etc ; communal entertainment such as swimming contest, dragon dancing, etc; historical legends such as King Le Loi returning the precious sword.


With wonderful performances, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater has attracted a huge number of audiences, especially children. Recently, the artists of Thang Long Water Puppet Theater have renewed the old puppet shows with effect of light, music and combination between people and puppets. The theater has been successful since the beginning and received favors and praises from audiences.


Enjoying a cup of coffee in the coffee lounge which is right in front of the theater, and giving a beautiful view to Hoan Kiem Lake before directly watching the shows in Thang Long Water Puppets Theater, it will be enjoyable and interesting feeling for you and your kids.

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