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Skip the Line: Thang Long Water Puppet Theater Entrance Tickets

3.8 (182)
Hanoi, VN

Skip the Line: Thang Long Water Puppet Theater Entrance Tickets

3.8 (182)
Hanoi, VN
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Skip the lines and the hassle with this book ahead service that includes Water Puppet entrance tickets. Choose from several showtimes to fit your travel schedule. Arrive at the theater 15 minutes before showtime and prepare to experience one of Vietnam's most memorable traditional art forms live on stage. Witness the unique performances on the water that have made Water Puppetry a famous and highly appreciated art form around the world. Dive into the daily life of Vietnamese villagers and discover ancient legends and myths through captivating puppet shows. With this ticket, you'll also have the opportunity to explore top attractions in Hanoi, such as the Lake of the Restored Sword, the Old Quarter, and the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Book your tickets now and get ready for an unforgettable cultural experience in Vietnam.

About this experience

  • Admission Included
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • Skip the lines and the hassle
  • Experience one of Vietnam's most memorable traditional art forms live on stage
  • Distinctive culture identity of Vietnam
  • Unique performances on the water
  • Famous and highly appreciated all over the world
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • All fees and taxes
  • Coffee and/or tea

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Thang Long Water Puppet

Water Puppetry is a traditional art form with distinctive culture identity of Vietnam. It came into existence, developed and diversified over a thousand years ago in the Red River Delta. Thanks to unique performances on the water, this puppetry art is famous and highly appreciated all over the world. In early days, water puppetry showed the daily life of villagers such as farming, fishing, romance and children playing. Now, the topics of the plays are also picked from ancient legends, myths and historic stages. Book your tickets, then the tickets and program flyer, complete with the details of program, will be delivered to your hotel. Just bring your tickets and enjoy the show.

Admission Included

Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)

Entrance Tickets for Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

Old Quarter

Thang Long Water Puppet Theater Entrance Tickets

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Thang Long Water Puppet Theater Entrance Tickets

More about this experience


Experience an enchanting and cultural performance with the Skip the Line: Thang Long Water Puppet Theater Entrance Tickets. Immerse yourself in the rich traditions and history of Vietnam with this unique and captivating show. Discover the art of water puppetry, an ancient art form that originated in the Red River Delta over a thousand years ago. Witness the stunning performances that depict daily village life, ancient legends, myths, and historical stages. This truly unforgettable experience will leave you mesmerized.

What to expect?

During this 50-minute performance, you can expect to be transported into a world of wonder and enchantment. As the lights dim and the curtains rise, the water puppets come to life, magically gliding on the water's surface. Be prepared to marvel at the intricate puppet movements, colorful costumes, and traditional music that accompanies each act. This engaging performance will take you on a journey through Vietnam's cultural heritage, leaving you with a deeper understanding and appreciation of this ancient art form.

Who is this for?

The Skip the Line: Thang Long Water Puppet Theater Entrance Tickets is suitable for all ages and is a must-see for anyone visiting Hanoi. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a culture lover, or simply looking for a unique and entertaining experience, this show is designed to captivate and delight audiences from all walks of life. Families, couples, solo travelers, and groups will all enjoy this immersive and educational performance.

Why book this?

Venture into the heart of Vietnamese culture with the Skip the Line: Thang Long Water Puppet Theater Entrance Tickets. This experience offers a glimpse into the country's rich heritage, allowing you to witness a traditional art form that has been passed down through generations. By booking in advance, you can skip the lines and save valuable time during your visit to Hanoi. Let yourself be swept away by the mesmerizing performances and experience the true essence of Vietnam.

Good to know

When you book the Skip the Line: Thang Long Water Puppet Theater Entrance Tickets, you will receive the tickets and program flyer, complete with details of the show, delivered to your hotel. All you need to do is bring your tickets and arrive at the theater 15 minutes before showtime. The theater is conveniently located in Hanoi's Old Quarter, making it easily accessible for visitors. Prepare to be amazed by this unique cultural experience and create lasting memories of your time in Vietnam.


Visitors who have attended the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater show have expressed awe and amazement at the performances. They have praised the skill and precision of the puppeteers, as well as the vibrant costumes and lively music. Many travelers have described it as a must-see attraction in Hanoi, with some even attending multiple shows during their stay. The immersive nature of the performance and the cultural insights it provides have left a lasting impression on visitors, who highly recommend it for a unique and entertaining experience in Vietnam.



3.8 (182)


The show, music, entertainment was wonderful. However, seating needs improvement, as the stage is at the bottom and seats are not in an ample incline to see the show directly without blocked by people seated in the front rows.


I learned more about Vietnamese history and culture in an hour at this theatre than in a week at other attractions - and it was entertaining. Things I had seen around Hanoi that seemed odd suddenly made sense: why is there a gold plated turtle in the One Pillar Pagoda? Why is the lake called Restored Sword Lake? It all makes sense now. If you aren't fluent in Vietnamese, get the audio guide - it is really well put together and provides a translation of each item automatically as the show plays.


Poor rating due to lack of information as to how to skip the line. We had to make a call to find out where to get our tickets. Then when we got our tickets, they weren’t the VIP ones we paid for. Had to call to organise a refund. The show was great but the audience behaviour was very poor.


A nice way to spend time away from the hussle and bustle of Hanoi and enjoy the cultural art show of the water puppet theatre. Queues can be long so having the tickets pre-booked was a good help and we had great seats in the centre of the row. A show for everyone.


I was browsing online and saw all tickets selling online, even one on the theatre’s website are similar price. I thought it was a normal price but no. Buying online is more than double the price if you buy at the place (see photo). When I asked the lady working there why such high price for online ticket, she said it’s because of service fee…which is basically saving you some time in lining up at the ticket booth to buy ticket :( there was a huge line lining up to buy ticket but not worth that price. If you can, buy ticket as early as possible cos it tends to sold out pretty quick during the day. Also we were put in a worst location on row D, at the edge and couldn’t see half of the show. Lesson learned: - book ticket in person as early as possible - pick seat in the center of the row


I didn't have time to see this show or the mausolem. The show is available throughout Vietnam. The mausolem is not. Disappointing. Cute for younger audiences.


Loved this little show! Such a difference experience and very memorable. Highly recommend! I paid a bit more for one of the VIP seats and it was worth it, but the theatre is set in a way where everyone can see.


It’s twice as much with the fee. Purchase the ticket in person at the box office for 100k vnd vs paying $10 online. You still have to wait in line with the ticket from viator. As far as the show it’s pretty good, but don’t expect too much.


We Buy this ticket as vip seats. but they say ticket is sold out and we take a standard ticket. they say rest of fee is refundable. but i can't still get refund. when the refund fee is back? please let me know by email.

Cath R

Puppet show is FANTASTIC and a must see. Skip the line and buy tickets through Expedia, whilst a tad more expensive saves a great deal of time fighting the lines to buy tickets, it was no fuss, well organised with clear instructions and when I got to the venue my tix were waiting with one of the attendees and it was a breeze to get into our seats which were in the 3rd row! Def worth the money.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-02-29 14:43
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