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Hanoi: Traditional Water Puppets Village Tour

Product ID: 372340
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Visit the traditional village of Dao Thuc, nestled in the Dong Anh district, which is famous for its 300-year-old water puppetry. Meet the local craftsmen and have a tour of the workshops, before enjoying a water puppetry show.
About this activity
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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Live tour guide
Vietnamese, English

Pickup included

Your hotel in Hanoi. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.

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  • Explore the countryside views of Vietnam
  • See how the local craftsmen make the puppets
  • Enjoy a 1-hour water puppet show with the puppeteers
  • Learn how to control the water puppets yourself
Full description
Venture outside of Hanoi and immerse yourself in authentic Vietnamese life and culture. Take a day trip around traditional villages which are famous for their traditional handicraft such as pottery, silk, straw hat, and water puppets.

After being picked up from your hotel in Hanoi, set off for Dao Thuc village, nestled in the Dong Anh district, which is famous for its 300-year-old water puppetry. Learn about how a villager named Dao Dang Vinh, who fell in love with water puppetry, worked tirelessly to pass down the art form to the next generation. For his merit, a stone stele honoring him was erected in 1735.

Then, enjoy a tour of the village include a chance to see how the locals make the puppets in the workshops. Next, enjoy a 1-hour water puppet show performed by the puppeteers. Have a chance yourself to take the reigns and learn how to control the water puppets yourself. Finally, get dropped-off back at your hotel in Hanoi where the tour concludes.
  • Private or small group tour (depending on option chosen)
  • Private car
  • Water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Book 1 day in advance to join this tour
• Wear slippers for the best experience

From £89.72 per person

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Product ID: 372340