Thang long water puppet theater


Thang Long Water Puppet Theater is a familiar address for both domestic & foreign tourists. It is the rendezvous for those who would lượt thích to enjoy water puppet performances and explore the chất lượng beauty of Vietnam traditional art.

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Located at 57B Dinh Tien Hoang Street near Hoan Kiem Lake, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater is one of the most impressive attractions in Hanoi travel on traditional art. In addition, situated right in the Hanoi Old Quarter, this is the ideal place for tourist who would lượt thích to explore an exciting dynamic Hanoi but no less charming. Established in October 1969 under the name of Kim Dong Puppet Union, Thang Long Puppet Theater today attracts numerous tourists lớn Hanoi thanks to lớn its wonderful performances.


Water puppetry is the indigenous cultural quintessence of Red River Delta. It is also a quality art khung of Vietnam people. The performances taking place in the aquatic environment in the harmonious combination of color, theatrical scenery, & water reflection... Make characters shimmering and magical; simultaneously, increase expression of profound content and rich humanity. This is one of traditional theater forms tourists should not miss in Vietnam in general & Hanoi in particular. Though narrated entirely in Vietnamese language along with music và outside gestures, the wooden puppets can still transmit full nội dung of the story khổng lồ audiences. The theater is thus always crowded by both domestic & foreign tourists.

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These colorful puppets which perform flexible motions on the water combined with excellent sound elements create a unique puppetry of the North Delta. It has become a cultural activity which is indispensable for the locals in the festival from generations lớn generations. The content of the puppet shows usually revolves the themes of daily life as rồng dances, processions, wrestling, bullfighting... Or excerpts from some fairy tales, Thach Sanh, Tam Cam... In the collection of Vietnam water puppet, there are more than 30 traditional repertoires và hundreds of modern ones with the nội dung of the folklore và the daily life of Vietnamese people. This art has not only been the chất lượng spiritual hàng hóa of the Vietnamese so far, but also become an attractive tourist product alluring international tourists. Tourists have a chance lớn comfortably immerse themselves in ancient tales, fascinating legends & cheers of the crowd when the dragons or characters suddenly appeared from underwater.


Thang Long Water Puppet Theater has brought the artistic quintessence of Vietnam culture to many parts of the world such as USA, Japan, & Switzerland... The theater implemented hundreds of foreign concert tours & participated in the international theater festival in all continents. Most foreign audiences have expressed their interest và been amazed at artistic essence of Vietnam water puppetry. The theater thus significantly contributes to promote water puppet arts as well as the image of Vietnam country to lớn international friends. In particular, all creativity in the theater derives in principle of inheriting and promoting aesthetic values of traditional puppetry arts. Water puppet works presented in the theater not only bring contemporary rhythm breath và human values but also are imbued with national cultural identity in order khổng lồ become a fascinating tourism product. Currently, water puppetry is on the nominee danh mục of the world's cultural heritage.

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Thang Long Water Puppet Theater plays an important role in promoting the distinctive art when combining with Hanoi travel. Most Hanoi tours consist of a water puppet show in their schedule. In particular, the theater offers 4 to 5 performing programs daily for the tourists’ choice. Through water puppetry repertoires, foreign audiences will certainly understand more about the life và culture in Vietnam; simultaneously, Thang LongWater Puppet Theater contributes lớn enhance the prestige of the culture and art in Hanoi, and image of friendly Hanoi tourism over the world.