Water Puppet Show, Hanoi

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    Water Puppet Show

    by 34N118W Updated Jul 12, 2003

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    The Water Puppets show is not to be missed. It's a tradition that has a long history in Vietnam. The show takes place in a pool of water. The puppeteers are behind a bamboo screen and the controls are under water and out of sight. The show is accompanied by music, played by a band off to the side. It's really funny and entertaining to see these puppets splashing about in the water. While you can find it in other parts of Vietnam, I'm told that it's special to Hanoi. Tickets are around $2 dollars per person.

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    Water puppet show

    by galy Written Apr 23, 2003

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    This is a world famous attraction in Hanoi - Water puppets at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. The shows last about an hour with approx 15 short stories

    Water puppetry is unique to northern Vietnam and centred around Hanoi. It has been developed over several centuries and started of as temporary shows in villages. the puppets do not have any strings attached, but are instead operated by poles under water, hence the name.

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    Water Puppet Theater

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

    After an introduction of Vietnamese music, the show started. It is actually a series of scenes from Vietnamese everyday life, depicted by beautifully carved and painted puppets. They are held on long sticks by people standing in the water behind a bamboo screen.

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    A night out at the Thang Long...

    by BorderHopper Written Aug 25, 2002

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    A night out at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre
    At the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre you'll see a traditional art form which is unique to Hanoi and northern Vietnam. The water puppet troupe has travelle world wide showing off this unique mastery of puppets. The puppet show dipicts traditional Vietnamese life and showcases their traditional music as well.

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    Puppet show Múa rối nýớc

    by Pat_Bangkok Written Dec 17, 2007

    The thanglong water puppet thether. Traditional vietnamese music & water puppet show in the evening, price 20,000-40,000 dong.

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    Hanoi Water Puppet

    by Starsa Updated Mar 24, 2007

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    The Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre is a cultural experience not to be missed. They have singers and people playing instruments on the side of the stage and puppets rise out of the water stage.

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    Evening show - Water Puppet performance

    by juliewong Written Dec 23, 2006

    This is the famous water puppet show in Hanoi where puppets with aesthetic vietnamese designs are used to narrate a story of the livelihoods of farmers through songs sung in Vietnamese.

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    Worth Watching - Water Puppet Show ?

    by raymondcheang Written Oct 29, 2006

    Well.... if you have not seen it anywhere in the world before; puppets played on water.. then go for it.. else.... you can give it a missed and go for a walk at the Old Quarters...

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    "Soaking" in Water Puppet Show

    by munapong Written Jun 3, 2006

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    The traditional folk songs are great and reading the itinerary will give you a good overview of the performance. Do get the "first-class" seats and first few rows to have a good view.

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    Roi Nuoc

    by yogaboy Written May 4, 2005

    My ex-bf insisted that i should watch them. Im not much interested with folk arts but after watching their show for an hour i thought that my Hanoi trip would be incomplete without them.

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    Watter Puppetry Show

    by SumTingWong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    While you are in Hanoi you should try and make it to a water puppetry show. Water pupperty is from Hanoi and is a unique show of Vietnamese culture, I reccomend going if you have the chance!

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