WATER PUPPET SHOW

WATER PUPPET SHOW

WATER PUPPET SHOW

Water puppetry (Vietnamese: MUA ROI NUOC, lit. "Making puppets dance on water") is a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. Today's Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique variation on the ancient Asian puppet tradition.

The puppets are made out of wood and then lacquered. The shows are performed in a waist-deep pool. A large bamboo rod supports the puppet under the water and is used by the puppeteers, who are normally hidden behind a screen, to control them. Thus the puppets appear to be moving over the water. When the rice fields would flood, the villagers would entertain each other using this form of puppet play.

PRICE

- Price: VND 250,000 / Ticket

- Show time: 17:00 - 18:30  & 19:45

- Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

- Location: Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

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