Nowadays, traditional water puppet shows have become an integral part of Vietnamese people’s spiritual life. If you are interested in exploring the cultural art in Vietnam, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater in Hanoi is amongst the best option to make your day trip in Hanoi more enjoyable.
Situated at 57B, Dinh Tien Hoang Street, nearby Hoan Kiem Lake, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater today is a familiar place for everyone including locals and overseas visitors to come and enjoy such authentic traditional water puppet performances.
For centuries, this kind of art form has been closely attached with the long history of more than thousands of years since the establishment of Thang Long – the ancient capital of the country dating back 1,000 years ago. At the present time, it is flourishing than ever to become one of the most interesting and meaning art performances.
Characterized as one of the most attractive tourist attractions in Hanoi, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater has so much to offer with wonderful performances by talented and professional puppeteers that would definitely meet your expectation.
This art form is performed in a pool of water. This is also the stage for the performance. There is a bamboo screen where more than 8 puppeteers hiding behind to control the puppets. The performance begins with a short musical introduction and lasts for around an hour.
Every performance goes along with orchestra as well as vocalists.
You can enjoy puppet shows every day at different time. Time for a puppet performance is from 15:30 to 21:15. On Sunday, the show begins at 9:30.