Water puppetry is a traditional art form which is deeply imbued distinctive culture identity of Vietnam. The art form came to existence a very long time ago and then has developed and diversified for a thousand years in the Red River Delta. Thanks to its attractive performance as well as the cultural meaning, water puppet show is a favorite part of travellers in any Hanoi day tour.
Thang Long Water Puppet Theater has long been considered a popular place for those who love this kind of traditional performing arts, especially for foreign travellers to Hanoi to discover the originality of Vietnamese water puppet shows. Thanks to the fact that this theater is located right in the heart of the capital city of Hanoi, near Hoan Kiem Lake, you can wander through the old quarter or leisurely walk around the lake before enter the theater and enjoy the water puppet show. Indochina tours
When stepping into the theater first time, the traditional music made the greatest impression on audiences and brought special feelings to them. After that, the water puppet performances of artisans will become very interesting and sometimes they make everybody excited and laugh as some of those performance are also very funny
Enjoying a water puppet show is a very good way to learn more about Vietnamese culture and the daily lives of its people as traditional content of performances reflect the familiar activities of Vietnamese farmers such as grazing buffalo, cultivating or fishing. You will also find out different forms of communal entertainment after a hard working day including swimming contest, dragon dancing, etc. For travellers who love history, some water puppet shows retell famous historical legends of Vietnam, for example Le Loi returns precious sword to golden turtle. Vietnam holidays
Enjoy a water puppet show is a great way to discover the beauty of Hanoi culture and also a wonderful relaxing time after your Hanoi day trip
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