Hanoi water puppet show
Cultural itineraries

Hanoi water puppet show

Free cancellation
Language: English , German
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Do this because
  • Witness a piece of Vietnamese culture
  • See how the skilled puppeteers move their puppets smoothly across the water
  • Enjoy an unusual experience that your friends will be envious to hear about
  • Troundtrip transfer from your hotel making travel easier
What to expect

Experience one of the most traditional forms of Vietnamese art at a Water Puppet Show in Hanoi. After your guide picks you up from your hotel, they will take you to watch the artfully crafted puppets seemingly dance on water, accompanied by a live orchestra.

Originating in northern Vietnam, the shows are now known beyond the countries borders and are an event that is not be missed during your trip. In the 11th century, villagers used to put on puppet shows after the rice paddies flooded. Today, you can see the tradition, which is UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage-listed, in the theaters throughout Hanoi.

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What's included
  • Driver guide
  • Entrance ticket
  • Roundtrip transportation
What's not included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks
Reduced price
  • Infants ages (0-2): reduced

57b Dinh Tien Hoang, Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

Meeting point:

Meet your guide at your city hotel.

What to remember
  • Please note that there is no pick-up/drop off service for the following hotels: JW Marriot Hanoi Hotel, Grand Plaza Hanoi Hotel and Crowne Plaza West Hanoi Hotel
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  • The show takes place daily at 5.00pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 28 days before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 16 days before, you can still receive a 60% refund. If you cancel up to 3 days before, you can still receive a 40% refund. If you cancel up to 1 minute before, you can still receive a 10% refund.

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