Half Day Backstage Hanoi Water Puppet Experience

Prices starting from: US $39

Water puppet shows are a traditional Vietnamese form of storytelling that has been handing down ancient folklore from generation to generation since the 11th century and now is used to tell the tales and legends of Vietnam’s past. A visit to, Mr. Liem’s, a 7th generation puppet master’s workshop and private theatre will give an insight into this ancient entertainment. Traditionally performed on lakes and ponds in rural villages, today water puppet theater is an elegant art form accompanied by live musicians.

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Half Day Backstage Hanoi Water Puppet Experience

Price: US $39
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What to expect in this Behind the scenes Water Puppet Show in Hanoi

  • Meet a puppet master whose family has been bringing stories alive with inanimate objects for generations
  • Watch an intimate and entertaining show with origins dating back centuries
  • Try to create your own realistic movements with these hand painted masterpieces

Backstage Hanoi water puppet experience

Your English speaking local guide will pick you up and chauffeur you to Mr. Liem’s house which houses his workshop and theatre. You will be invited to explore the workshop and touch the very puppets that seem to come to life when the show begins. After an introduction to the various hand–crafted puppets and how they are made, the miniature theatre and intimate atmosphere delivers an up-close and personal experience.

Everyone will get a chance to try their hands at the art of puppetry for themselves and understand the depth of skill it takes to convey the emotion and comedy this uniquely captivating way.

Then, transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi. This Backstage Hanoi Water Puppet Experience concludes

Backstage Hanoi water puppet experience

Mr Liem is controling his puppet

Inhouse Hanoi water puppet

Hanoi water puppet

Making water puppet in Hanoi

Water puppet making in Hanoi

PRIVATE TOUR rate quoted in American Dollars per person in a private group.

No of travelers2-3 pax4-6 pax7–9 pax10 pax up
Price in USD/person$64$48$39$33


English speaking guide

Pickup and drop-off by private car

Private water puppet show

Artist interaction


Visa arrangement

Other meals than mentioned


Personal expenses

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