Watching Water Puppet Show In Hanoi

Water Puppet Show in Hanoi, Vietnam

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About Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

Water Puppet Show in Vietnam, Hanoi is one of the most popular shows in the city. Looking at the Vietnamese water puppets history, you can date this traditional form back to the 11th century. Finding roots in folklore and stories that have captivated the entire country., water puppetry was born.

Water puppetry originally originated in the Red River Delta in the northern part of Vietnam. Due to Vietnam’s destructive past, many monuments have been destroyed. But one of the oldest water puppet theatres that remains in the country happens to be Thay pagoda. Various historical inscriptions show that water puppet shows were in vogue during the 11th-century courts.

The beauty of these shows has continued to mesmerize crowds even today. Lotus water puppet show, Hanoi, Thang Long water puppet theatre, Hanoi and Hanoi water puppet show are some of the most popular places to visit to watch a water puppet show.

Wondering how do water puppets work? The best answer is as any other puppet show, but the difference lies in the antiquity of this show. Puppets are made out of wood and are then lacquered. The water shows are performed in waist-deep water, and a large bamboo rod supports the puppets in the water. Water puppet show in Hanoi, Vietnam is pleasant; the puppets appear to be moving on the water. The history behind this is that whenever the rice fields in Vietnam would flood, the farmers would entertain themselves with one of these water puppet shows.

The water puppet show in Hanoi usually follows the story of the rural areas and offers a look into the daily lives of the rural people of Vietnam. Furthermore, these shows basically show legends, stories of the past and other short stories that are usually narrated by grandparents to their grandchildren.


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No, you cannot. You can either book them through the hotel you stay at or purchase them from the box office.

Yes, most of them are. As Vietnam experiences hot months, most theatres have an air-conditioning system in place.

No. They may have a similar storyline, but they are not the same.

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