Vietnamese Water Puppet Show & Dinner in Ho Chi Minh City

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Vietnamese Water Puppet Show & Dinner in Ho Chi Minh City
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Experience Ho Chi Minh City at night with dinner at a traditional Vietnamese restaurant followed by a water puppet show. With orchestral music in the background, the puppets act out scenes of daily life, rural folk tales, and other cultural legends.
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In Brief

Location:
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Country:
Vietnam
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
Romantic experience, perfect for couples
Family friendly
Popular choice with kids
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Visit: Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater, 55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000 Vietnam

We will begin our evening with a wonderful dinner at a lovely local restaurant. After dinner, we will make our way to the theatre to enjoy the Water Puppet Show. Puppets are made from light timbers, are carved, polished and decorated with different colours to demonstrate the clear personalities of each character Water puppetry is a unique Vietnamese art form performed in a large pool using the water as a stage. The artisans inside the cabin control puppets. They perform each pole, rope…puppets with the system of ropes arranged outside or under water. The stage is decorated with flags, fans, parasols. It is considered as one of the most traditional and important parts of Vietnamese culture. You will also enjoy the Vietnamese orchestra, which provides the background music for the show. The orchestra is manned by an array of talented singers accompanied by professional musicians performing with traditional musical instruments. The show is a great way to learn more about the Vietnamese rural life and folklore

Inclusions

  • Transfer and transportation as per itinerary
  • Dinner
  • Bottled drinking water
  • English speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

Exclusions

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, beverage, etc.

Departure Time

6:00 PM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Center

Returns To

Ho Chi Minh City Hotels

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.22 out of 5 based on the last 9 recent reviews

The pickup service was timely and we were provided with great seats. Dinner was especially nice and there was plenty to eat and we were allowed to eat at our own pace. Would definitely recommend this tour for anyone in Ho Chi Minh City.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2017
If you have time, this is a wonderful show to see and the dinner was super. Well worth it
• Submitted 18 Oct 2017
The show was well produced and some of the puppets we was trying to work out how they controlled them in the water. I can see why the puppet show has received rewards. The show was carried out in Vietnamese. It would of been nice to have something to tell you a bit of the story you are watching in English. The show was worth a big tick in the box on doing when here. After the show was has a nice meal. The meal was set but covered what most people would like to have, with the local dishes. We had a couple of drinks with the meal which wasnt covered in the price. But enjoyed the restaurant and the food. So with both the puppet show and meal. A great evening entertainment. Would be happy to do it again
• Submitted 02 Oct 2017
This is an amazing show the work that goes into the puppet show,is first class well done to all.
• Submitted 02 Apr 2017
Very enjoyable and interesting night out. Originally dinner was supposed to be on a small riverboat, but the boat needed repairing so they had dinner at a different restaurant after the show.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2018
really nice show then taken to a lovely restaurant for supper the guide we had was excellent a really nice night
• Submitted 28 Apr 2016
This was a great tour. Our tour guide - En picked us up in a nice vehicle and drove us to the puppet show, helped us find our seats and then took us to the dinner at The Chateau where we had a multi course dinner and then back to the hotel. Only thing I thought was strange was that no drink was included for the dinner - not even bottled water. If not interested in the dinner, I would book your own tickets, take a cab to and from your hotel. Puppet show is very different and certainly something to see.
• Submitted 11 Feb 2016
If you don't understand Vietnamese this show would be a little underwhelming. Its good for the theatrics but not completely enjoyable for 40 mins.
• Submitted 05 Jan 2018
Dinner was delicious. Puppet show was a little disappointing.
• Submitted 21 Jan 2017

In Brief

Location:
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Country:
Vietnam
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
Romantic experience, perfect for couples
Family friendly
Popular choice with kids
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included