Water Puppet Show is one of the intangible cultural heritages of Viet Nam. It will not be a lie that not just visitors but the locals are curious about the unique show in Ho Chi Minh City. People tend to buy ticket online because it takes less time for them to get best seats with best price. This is an opportunity for you to discover an ancient art performance which has been well-preserved through many years. There is one show daily operated at 19:00 in the evening. Every show has its duration of one hour, including an open short traditional dance and a main act of the water puppet show.
Although Ho Chi Minh City is not the cradle of this art performance, it is still a place where water puppet show has been gradually operating and developing for centuries. Dating back 10th century, Water Puppet show is a kind of folk art commonly telling about daily life of the Red River Delta in Viet Nam. It is also a must-see traditional performance that visitors do not want to ignore. Apart from Golden Dragon Theater, Rex Hotel is also your good choice to see a live show of Water Puppet in a unique way in Ho Chi Minh City.
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Why is Water Puppet show special?
Water Puppet Show draws very much attention of all-age visitors, especially foreigners who are curious of Vietnamese idyllic specialty. We know you are wondering how the show can bring excitement, thus we sum up some its highlights here. Hope it will give you a clear image of what you are going to see.
Entrance ticket offers you a chance to enjoy a short traditional music performance at the beginning then loads of interesting scenes of wooden puppets acting on water stage. Unlike the common play, colorful wooden puppets are main characters instead of humans who particularly stand behind a massive bamboo screen to control the puppets’ movements by rods throughout the show. This is not an easy job because skilled puppeteers have to sink a half of their body under water no matter how hot or cold weather is, and pay much attention on keeping their partners moving smoothly on music. Imagine that effortless wooden puppets suddenly turning more active and spiritual to dance on the backyard’s supports certainly make a pleasure to the audiences’ eyes.
The high spot are authentic traditional instruments, like flute and drum that are played by local musicians positioned on one side of the stage. When putting on graceful folk custom like Ao Dai or four-panel dress, the musicians concentrate on working with their team to create live sound, melody and even cry that thoroughly match with the puppets’ gestures. It can’t be denied that the orchestra is a dispensable key to the success of the show.
Puppet show is one of the most typical classical arts in Viet Nam. The delight of the show comes from Vietnamese creation and intelligence. Depicting the folklore, culture and historic legend, the puppets in forms of human, dragons, boats and ornaments appears to tell many interesting and meaningful stories by Vietnamese language. Each screen turns up with different appearance.
There are some places that you enjoy water puppet show. While Golden Dragon Theater is the most well-known one, Rex Hotel could be the second one which surely brings you the same experience. They both always nightly serve residents and tourists. One bonus for this choice is that the hotel has already set up an additional art performance at the beginning like folk singing and dancing, which obviously offers audiences more scenes of Vietnamese cultures.
Located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City, Rex Hotel is one of the most luxurious rest places, not only featuring its Asian classical architecture but nightly serving traditional performance right in its campus. If you are considering the rest stop in Sai Gon for your travel days, Rex Hotel will be your good choice because of the convenience provided. Experiencing the high class hotel services and the folk entertainment at just one place obviously saves much time. With a quick click here, you will be delivered an entrance ticket without standing in line at the office box.
Puppet Show Entrance Ticket at 5-star Rex Hotel
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The ticket will be delivered 20 minutes before the show time
Free of charge for children under age of 3.
If you have any request (as private show), please contact us for assistance.
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