Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

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Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater
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DGGmo
London, UK390 contributions
The perfect tonic to the excellent War Remnants museum
dec 2019.
Thoroughly enjoyed my trip to this theatre to see the traditional Water Puppets show. It is walking distance (10 mins) from the War Remnants museum and was a great pick-me-up after four hours learning about the terrible events and impact of the American War.

There are a couple of showings each day - at 5 and 6pm when I visited but probably subject to change, and you can buy your ticket direct at the box office (cash only).

The show lasted about 35 minutes and was in Vietnamese, with the singers playing the instruments too. An ancient art in Vietnam, the stories are easy to follow and very entertaining.
Written 7. oktobar 2020.
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Joel K
Vankuver, Kanada2.888 contributions
Ancient water puppet show
nov 2019.
Water puppetry has been going since 1200 years BCE in Vietnam. The stories that the puppets tell are many - farm life, harvesting rice, battles on the sea. Half of the puppeteers body is underwater behind a set. They operate the puppets with poles under the water. A very interesting and creative show.
Written 12. april 2020.
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Davethepubsinger
Tenerife, Španija223 contributions
Authentic Vietnamese culture
feb 2020.
My wife and I were staying in a hotel near by and obtained our tickets by going to the box office the day before the performance. We paid £10 for our tickets. We were allocated seats in the third row. On arrival we were greeted by ushers dressed in traditional silk tunics who escorted us to our seats. The theatre quickly filled up, but it was annoying that they let people in after the performance had started. The shows are performed entirely in Vietnamese but the plots are easy to understand. There was a programme given out with printed explanatory notes in English. An orchestra was positioned either side of the stage and played traditional instruments to accompany the puppets dancing across the water stage. The shows recount Vietnamese folk tales, legends, and significant seasonal events, like the celebration of the rice harvest, which were depicted in a humorous fashion.
The Puppets are an amazing variety of weird and wonderful creatures, animals and even insects which dance in the water. We found the theatre to be clean and cool. The show was excellently choreographed and lasted about an hour. It was well worth the money and I would recommend it for all ages.
Written 7. april 2020.
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T0232c
Armagh, UK39 contributions
Great
mar 2020.
I went to this show with a very reluctant husband. After 10 minutes he said this is quite good and the end he said thar was really good. From a rugby action and practical guy that’s a compliment. I really enjoyed this show, di not understand a word but the story was enchanting. 45 minutes of enjoyment, book you won’t be disappointed.
Written 21. mart 2020.
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Hanah
Manila, Filipini14 contributions
Water puppet show - Nice experience
jan 2020. • Samostalno
It was a good show to enjoy when i am in HCMC. It is 45 minutes long of the show. The puppet is nice as well. Love it
Written 12. mart 2020.
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Seth L
Colorado Springs, Kolorado129 contributions
A Window into Traditional Vietnamese Culture
feb 2020. • Samostalno
I heard about water puppets from the tourism guides and videos I consumed, so I decided to go with my buddy to watch a show, and I was genuinely and pleasantly surprised. Water puppets are a traditional Vietnamese form of entertainment where puppeteers control their puppets using underwater poles. I though they were controlled by robots at first, but when I realized that it was all manual labor, I was impressed by how well they maintained the illusion. About the show itself, it was all in Vietnamese, but the stories were pretty easy to follow, the performances were very funny, and the traditional music gave the performances a nice folkloric flair. Even from simply watching one of the performances, I felt I leanred a lot about the traditional Vietnamese culture. Do me a favor; do not leave Vietnam until you've gone to at least one performance!
Written 23. februar 2020.
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JennieCV
Liverpool23 contributions
Delightful hour of puppets
feb 2020.
This is an enchanting experience. I went in a bit skeptical not expecting much, but I really enjoyed it. It is puppets in water, telling stories of life in villages in years gone by. It has humour and skill and great musicians who seemed to love every minute.
Written 12. februar 2020.
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Karin P
Potchefstroom, Južna Afrika34 contributions
Cultural charm
feb 2020.
It is so important that cultural treasures like this theatre form, get preserved and appreciated. Especially when they remain entertaining. The puppet show is skillful and clever, with an enthusiastic and authentic cast who keep visitors entertained despite language barriers. This is a must-do for cultural tourists to the city and any theatre enthusiast.
Written 11. februar 2020.
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jainil s
Phu Quoc Island, Vijetnam5 contributions
Nice!
jan 2020. • Porodično
Before show starts came a group of China tourists sitting in front of our row. Coughing and no Mask! Luckily the attendants helped to change our seats. Very kind of them!
Written 9. februar 2020.
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Karin P
Potchefstroom, Južna Afrika34 contributions
Enchanting traditional entertainment
feb 2020.
With some cynicism, we went to the show, expecting a local Punch and Judy. We were blown away by authentic theatre, clever staging and some masterful puppetry.
The performers are energetic and dedicated to this ancient craft.
A truly worthwhile visit while in HCM, suited to all ages.
If you have long (wish) legs, then try to book front row or aisle seats, as the space isn't suitable for 'western' builds.
Written 9. februar 2020.
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