Cultural Heritage Water Puppet Show Ticket in Ho Chi Minh City

The water puppet is recognized to be the unique show owned by Vietnam. It is originated from the Red River Delta culture and thrives to be a national cultural heritage. The water surface is the stage and wooden puppets are manipulated by puppeteers behind a screen accompanied by live folk music.

Experience Code : 10188



  • No Cancellation
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • Fixed Date Ticket

  • Watch the show in Sen Vang Amphitheater in the 5-star Rex hotel in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Glimpse into this old-established Vietnamese art form which has won countless awards across the world
  • Watch puppeteers maneuvering their dolls across the water surface and depict the culture, traditions and folklore of Vietnamese life
  • Be entertained by the traditional folk music played by authentic instruments

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Package Option

Water Puppet Full Show Ticket

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Package Option

Water Puppet Full Show Ticket with Dinner at Cung Dinh Restaurant

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Highlights

Enjoy traditional Vietnamese performing arts at Sen Vang open-air amphitheater, located in Rex Hotel and enjoy its convenience in the famous 5-star hotel.

Originating in the sodden rice paddies of the Red River Delta in North Vietnam, the Water Puppet Show has risen to be a national cultural heritage, combining forms of Vietnam's most famous age-old art: hát bội (Vietnam Southern singing), chèo (Vietnam Northern opera).

Its story depicts the culture, traditions, and folklore of never-seen-before Vietnamese countryside life, in which visitors are entertained by puppets acting on a water stage and skilled puppeteers, who stand behind the bamboo curtain and control wooden puppets by a large bamboo rod.

Though the show narrator is in Vietnamese, you acan easily understand the storyline thanks to puppet gestures, movements. The marvelous sound effects and change of scene will also keep you enthralled. The musicians often stay in one side of the stage and bring the performance to live by a wide range of instrumentation includes vocals, drums, wooden bells, cymbals, horns, Đàn bầu (monochord), gongs, and bamboo flutes.

Along with the vibrant, colorful, humorous performance of the Water Puppet Show, your eyes and ears will also be served with a variety of Vietnamese traditional art genres:

  • Lion Dance: is a form of traditional dance in Asian countries in which performers mimic a lion's movements in a lion costume to bring good luck and fortune.

  • Hát chầu văn: is a traditional folk art of northern Vietnam which combines trance singing and dancing. The genre is famous for its use in rituals for deity mediumship.

  • Tu Thien Vuong Dance: a dance performance of 4 Kings who represent for 4 natural forces of thunder, lightning, rain, and wind, performing in fast-paced music.

  • Hue Royal Dance: presents the unique heritage of royal art. The performance is beautifully expressed by dancers with graceful movements, usually organized in ceremonies for worshiping, praising and receiving ambassadors in the old capital of Hue.

Sen Vang Theater is located inside the 5-star Rex Hotel - which can spot from Nguyen Hue StreetSen Vang Theater is located inside the 5-star Rex Hotel - which can spot from Nguyen Hue Street
After checked-in, you will be escorted to your seat with a clear view to the stageAfter checked-in, you will be escorted to your seat with a clear view to the stage
You will be welcomed by VIetnamese traditional performing art such as 'Tứ Thiên Vương Dance" (4 Kings Dance)You will be welcomed by VIetnamese traditional performing art such as 'Tứ Thiên Vương Dance" (4 Kings Dance)
And the vibrant, joyful Lion Dance  blessing you with happiness and luckAnd the vibrant, joyful Lion Dance blessing you with happiness and luck
Enjoy the graceful movements in Hue Royal DancingEnjoy the graceful movements in Hue Royal Dancing
Listen to the rustic and natural sound coming from stone instrumentsListen to the rustic and natural sound coming from stone instruments
Watch the 'chau van' singing, a traditional folk art of northern VietnamWatch the 'chau van' singing, a traditional folk art of northern Vietnam
The water puppet show is famous for its stage feature, performing on the water surfaceThe water puppet show is famous for its stage feature, performing on the water surface
On the stage, you will see the moving puppets in purpose for expressing its action and feelingsOn the stage, you will see the moving puppets in purpose for expressing its action and feelings
The puppets will be the actors that tell you the story of Vietnam fascinating cultureThe puppets will be the actors that tell you the story of Vietnam fascinating culture
With a bamboo pod, the puppeteers have made the puppets miraculously come aliveWith a bamboo pod, the puppeteers have made the puppets miraculously come alive
Their skillful technique shows different types of choreography - the puppets moves in unison sometimes and completing the move of each other perfectlyTheir skillful technique shows different types of choreography - the puppets moves in unison sometimes and completing the move of each other perfectly
The performance won't be as attractive without the authentic band of folk instrument adding great sound effect to the performanceThe performance won't be as attractive without the authentic band of folk instrument adding great sound effect to the performance
With a variety of scenes all over water, you will be amazed of how puppeteers can manage puppets in such a long performanceWith a variety of scenes all over water, you will be amazed of how puppeteers can manage puppets in such a long performance

Experience Info

1) Confirmation

  • Instant confirmation

2) Schedule

  • Showtime: 6:30 PM every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Dinner at Cung Dinh Restaurant will be served after the show
  • Show duration: approximately 60 minutes

3) Insider tips

  • Visitors should arrive 15 minutes in advance before showtime

4) Inclusion

  • Optional set menu (for Water Puppet Show Ticket + Dinner only)
  • Show ticket
  • Show narration printed in 9 languages

4) Exclusion

  • Pick up & Drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal expenses
  • All other expenses not mentioned in the inclusion

How To Use

1) How to get to the Rex Hotel's Health Club

  • Rex Hotel address: 141 Nguyen Hue Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC

The hotel is 3-5 minutes walking from Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street

  • Direction: If you're are on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street, walk toward the President Ho Chi Minh Statue, Rex Hotel is on the left of your hand.

Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street does not allow any vehicle to transfer on this area as it will be blocked at all entrances in Saturday & Sunday (7:00 - 11:00 PM)

2) How to redeem the e-voucher

  • Show the Hotel's receptionist your E-voucher or printed voucher to collect your show ticket. The hotel staff will escort you to the performance area.

Cancellation Policy

No cancellation or refund.

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