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WATER PUPPETS

Originating from the Red River Delta during the 11th century, this style of theatre uses a shallow pool of water as the stage.
Accompanied by a traditional orchestra, singers tell stories about the daily life of the locals, national history and folklore tales while the puppets made from lacquered wood glide, float, fly and swim across the stage.

Location: 55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, D1
Phone: (+84)8 3930 2196
Time: 6:30pm & 8:00pm

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