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Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre

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Originating in northern Vietnam’s Red River Delta, water puppetry (mua roi nuoc) is now firmly a proud Vietnamese tradition.

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Puppets dance on a “stage”, essentially a tank of water. The puppets are manipulated by puppeteers standing waist deep in the water hidden behind a screen. The show depicts every day pastoral scenes—riding a water buffalo, catching frogs, fishing—as well as folktales and humorous anecdotes, all set to live instruments and singing.

Water + puppets = Water puppets. Photo taken in or around Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Cindy Fan.

Water + puppets = Water puppets. Photo: Cindy Fan

Though more famous as a Hanoi attraction, the Golden Water Puppet Theatre is your opportunity to see this traditional art in Ho Chi Minh City. There are two 45-minutes shows a day (17:00 and 18:30) in an air-conditioned theatre, no ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)

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