Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

12/03/2018 12:01


Where is the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater?


Thang Long Puppetry Theater , located on Dinh Tien Hoang Street, next to the ancient Hoan Kiem Lake, in the heart of Hanoi Capital.


From the Theater only a few tens of minutes walk, you can visit, discover at the same time many famous landmarks with historical and cultural relics of Hanoi capital, such as Ngoc Son Temple, Ly Park Thai Nguyen, The Opera House - August Revolution Square, Temple of Literature - Quoc Tu Giam, Hanoi Old Quarter, Vietnam National Museum of History, Women Museum, Hoa Lo Prison ... Shopping, enjoy food ... at the trade center: Trang Tien, Dong Xuan market, Hang Ngang, Hang Dao, old town night market, Thong Nhat Park ...


The path from Golden Cyclo Hotel to Thang Long Water Puppet Theater


Famous historical myths re-enacted by wooden puppets and colorful dragons on the stage are water.

Water puppetry is a traditional stage that can not be missed in Vietnam in general and especially in Hanoi. Although the story is entirely in Vietnamese, the music and gestures of the wooden puppet can still convey the story content to all objects, so the theater is always crowded domestic and foreign visitors. . 



Thang Long Water Puppet Theater was established in 1969 and is one of the most famous water puppet show venues in Vietnam. This wonderful puppet art originates around the 11th century, in the Red River waters that flow around Hanoi. 



Today, the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater is one of the most active traditional puppet theater and the lacquer wooden puppets of the theater have become famous throughout the world. Since 1990 the theater has regularly held international tours and has participated in many art festivals around the world. 

Puppies were performed on a lake for the stage and the artists dipped themselves in water to manipulate puppets from behind a screen. The puppets are controlled by the underwater rods or the wire system is very special. The seats in the front row seats are the best places to see all the performances and look at the puppets, but remember that this is also very prone to splash water. between the screen and the game. Lay down the old tales and the cheers of crowds as the dragons or characters suddenly appear from under the water.

The show has live band perform demonstration and prepare the spirit to have a comfortable laugh because Thang Long Water Puppet Theater is quite famous for its humorous repertoire. 

And after the concert, linger for a glimpse of the scenic Hoan Kiem Lake with a glass of thirst at the café of the theater. 

Each show is less than an hour long. Guests are encouraged to book in advance because the theater is always crowded. 

Thang Long Water Puppet Theater is located in the Old Quarter area . The theater is open all day of the week and up to a maximum of 6 performances per day. There are also English subtitles on the screen for international audiences.


The show

Months 1,2,3,4 and 10, 11, 12 period  15h | 16h10 '| 17h10 '| 18h30 '| 20h

Months 5,6,7,8,9 time 16h10  '| 17h10 '| 18h30 '| 20h


Ticket price: VND 100,000 / person

                      Children under 1.2m: 60,000 VND / person

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