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Water Puppet Shows in Ho Chi Minh City

Water Puppet Shows in Ho Chi Minh City

The Vietnamese art of water puppetry originated in the Red River Delta of North Vietnam around the 11th century when villagers put on shows after the rice paddies flooded. Today, the tradition is on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Here’s how to see water puppet shows in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Highlights

  • Watch as colorfully painted puppets seem to dance on water, accompanied by a live orchestra.

  • Learn more about the ancient art of water puppetry from a knowledgeable guide.

  • Combine a unique Vietnamese water puppet show with a cyclo tour (3-wheeled bicycle taxi) of Ho Chi Minh City or a scenic cruise along the Saigon River.

  • Choose an all-inclusive tour including dinner, show tickets, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Ho Chi Minh City hotels.

Dinner Shows

Tuck into a delicious dinner of typical Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant, and then head to a theater, such as the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater in Tao Dan Park, for an unforgettable hour-long show. Watch as the skilled puppeteers maneuver the wooden puppets from behind a bamboo screen, acting out tales of rural Vietnamese life and folklore on the water stage.  

Dinner Cruises

For an even more memorable experience, combine a water puppet show with a romantic dinner cruise along the Saigon River. Admire views of Ho Chi Minh City’s illuminated skyline as you cruise along the water and enjoy live, on-board entertainment from Vietnamese folk singers. 

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Ho Chi Minh City : Top 1 Must Enjoy Water Puppet Show & Sai Gon Dinner On Cruise

Ho Chi Minh City : Top 1 Must Enjoy Water Puppet Show & Sai Gon Dinner On Cruise

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The art of water puppetry is an ancient Vietnamese tradition that has been passed down through generations. Witness the expert puppetry during a performance in Ho Chi Minh City, which includes hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off, and a Vietnamese dinner. Booking in advance means you'll avoid disappointment and won't have to worry about making it to the theatre on time, thanks to round-trip hotel accommodation.
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  • 4 hours
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$51.15
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VIETNAMESE WATER PUPPET SHOW & DINNER in HO CHI MINH CITY

VIETNAMESE WATER PUPPET SHOW & DINNER in HO CHI MINH CITY

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Enjoy an evening of entertainment that's perfect for the whole family during this Vietnamese water puppet show with dinner in Ho Chi Minh City. You'll witness a traditional performance, complete with orchestral music, while you savor the flavors of traditional local cuisine. Watch as artists play out scenes from daily life and cultural legends during this unique show.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.00
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Ho Chi Minh City by Night including Water Puppet Show and Dinner on cruise

Ho Chi Minh City by Night including Water Puppet Show and Dinner on cruise

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Get a glimpse of Ho Chi Minh City highlights as a private driver-guide whisks you from your hotel to a water puppet show, where you’ll witness Vietnam’s traditional culture. Follow up this quintessential performance with a dinner cruise on the Saigon River. Indulge in delicious dishes and admire the illuminated city skyline while you drift past at night.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.00
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Traditional Water Puppet Show and Illuminated Ho Chi Minh City Dinner Cruise with Private Transport

Traditional Water Puppet Show and Illuminated Ho Chi Minh City Dinner Cruise with Private Transport

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Combine two quintessential Vietnamese experiences into one great-value package on this 6-hour evening tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy a mesmerizing 45-minute Water Puppet Show, then dine on a buffet dinner of delicious Vietnamese cuisine and be entertained by traditional folk music as you cruise along the serene Saigon River.
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  • 4 hours
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Water Puppets & Saigon Dinner Cruise

Water Puppets & Saigon Dinner Cruise

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Combine two popular experiences into one tour and enjoy an unforgettable evening in Ho Chi Minh City. First, attend a thrilling water puppet show at the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater and discover the ancient Vietnamese tradition of puppetry. Then, set sail along the Saigon River and tuck into a delicious dinner as you cruise past the illuminated city skyline.
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  • 4 hours
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$76.00
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