If you are looking for something cultural to experience in Vietnam, you have to visit the Thang Long Water Puppet Show. It is a theater set on a water stage and the puppets are controlled by the master behind the backdrop.
The music is played live by their orchestra team at the side of the stage together with the narrator. The storyline consists of traditional folklore, and historical event. The language is in Vietnamese, but they do have subtitle.
At the end of the show, the puppet masters will come out to greet the audiences.
The puppets that are use in the show...
|Why are the puppets' boobies sticking out? So obscene! I didn't see this on the stage.. Gosh!|
Overall, I think the performance was superb. The only problem is getting the good seats. We got our tickets few hours just before the show and all the middle seats already reserved. I heard this show is an international award winning show, but I'm not too sure what award they won.
57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi, Vietnam Beside Hoan Keim Lake. There are puppet show every day at 15:30 - 17:00 - 18:30 - 20:00 - 21:15 and Sunday at 9:30 Ticket costs between 60.000 - 100.000 VND ($3-5) and can be purchased at doors.