The tradition of water puppet theatre stems from a time when rice paddy fields were flooded and villagers would make entertainment by standing in the waist-deep water with the puppets performing over the water.
Using large rods to support the puppets it appeared as if they were moving across the water with the puppeteers hidden behind a screen.
This tradition is unique to North Vietnam but has recently found fame on stages all over the world; so it’s a rare treat to see the puppets perform in their original location at the Dragon Water Puppet Theatre. Performances are accompanied by a Vietnamese orchestra playing traditional music using drums, wooden bells, horns, bamboo flutes and cymbals. There are also authentic Vietnamese operatic songs telling the story that is being acted out by the puppets. Most of the shows recount Vietnamese folk tales and legends with topics including the celebration of the rice harvest depicted in a humorous fashion.
All entrance fees
What's Not Included
INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
CHILD: Age: 5 - 10
ADULT: Age: 11 - 75
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Specialized infant seats are available
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
What To Expect
Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater
- Watching the private water puppet show in a “mini-home theatre” placed at the house of a famous and experienced water puppet artisan;
- Learning how to control the water puppets;
- Listening to the history of water puppetry and the story in the puppet plays told by the artisan.
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