Inside Vietnam: Cambodia Laos

Hanoi's water puppets

The popular water puppet show in Hanoi is famous for bringing traditional storytelling and water puppetry to a modern audience.

Originating as an art form in the local communities around Hanoi, roi nuoc puppetry was originally performed in flooded rice paddies. Today, in the city of Hanoi, it has been transported to a modern setting - complete with a small orchestra and singers who perform alongside the dancing puppets. Performances for around an hour, and brings to life many Vietnamese myths and traditional customs.

Hanoi has a large public water puppet theatre next to the Hoan Kiem Lake. Alternatively, we can arrange a private experience, giving you the opportunity to try the techniques of water puppetry for yourself.

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Hanoi's water puppets

located in Hanoi

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    This tour takes in the highlights of two fascinating countries whose histories have intertwined throughout the centuries.

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