Thanh Long Water Puppet Theatre (Nha Hat Mua Roi Thang Long)
What we say:
Hanoi's most popular site but opinions are divided. Some describe it as an hour of wonderment and magic but others describe it as 15 minutes of interesting puppetry followed by an interminable period of squirming in their seat and eyeing the exit do
It's certainly great for kids, though you might want to park your teens in a gaming cafe while you take the younger ones. To its credit, ticket prices are still reasonable despite its popularity, even when you factor in the surcharge for taking pictures and video.
Tickets sometimes sell out for days or even weeks in advance during peak times, so try to buy them at least a day in advance. There are five shows a day starting at 15:30, last show at 00:15. You need to buy a separate ticket for taking pictures and video.
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