Water puppet show (evening)

Hanoi | 1 day | from $ 20,-
Enjoy the evening in Hanoi with a performance of the famous water puppet show, a show for young and old ! They play with the puppets - in the water - and show traditional scenes in the rice fields, with children, ducks, snakes and dragons. 
Enjoy the traditional art of water puppetry, a unique art form performed by the farmers in the region to celebrate festivals and harvests. The puppets are made of wood and usually stand sixteen inches high, but can be as tall as three feet. Puppets are attached to a long bamboo pole and dipped in and out of the water by a person behind a rattan curtain. Learning to manipulate the puppets is usually a tradition that is passed on as a family secret. It takes a great deal of skill and because the puppeteer's hands are underwater it is easy for them to hide their methods. The fascinating part is that the central stage is below the water line, and the puppeteers stand in the waist-deep water. A rattan curtain hides them, but they can see the stage and the audience through the bamboo slats.

Price (2 people)
$ 25,- p.p.
Price (3-5 people)
$ 20,- p.p.
Transfer from/to hotel
  • transfer and tour with local English speaking guide in A/C vehicle
  • entrance fee
  • drinking water and cold towel available at your vehicle
Meals included
1,5 h. in evening (sometimes also afternoon performance). Time to be confirmed.