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Hanoi: Evening Water Puppets Show with Dinner

3 Hours
On request
  • Visit the Hanoi Water Puppet Show as part of your Vietnam Vacation

Vietnamese water puppetry is a tradition that dates to the 11th century when villagers would wade into the flooded rice fields and entertain one another with puppet play. The 'stage' is a pool of water in which the puppeteers stand waist deep, hidden by a screen from behind which they skillfully manoeuvre the lacquered wooden puppets. Attached to a bamboo pole, the puppets appear to dance and play on the water's surface. A traditional Vietnamese orchestra provides the musical accompaniment whilst performers sing songs telling the story being acted out by the puppets. Each short act relates to daily life and Vietnamese folklore with names such as 'Returning from school after graduation' and 'Rearing ducks and chasing foxes'.

Duration: 3 Hours

Departs: 5 p.m. - Returns: 7:30 p.m.

From: Hanoi

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EXC HANDAYDA15: 8 30 Oct 2018
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