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Take a look behind the scenes of one of Vietnam’s most beloved art forms: Water puppetry. Meet with a puppet maker in his workshop, paint a personalised puppet and learn the secrets of the performers, gaining deep insight into local craft and rural traditions.


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Hanoi Culture Lens Water Puppet Dance Behind The Scene - Half Day

This tour begins at 8:30. Get ready for an immersive, behind-the-scenes experience in Hanoi. Step into the home of Mr. Liem, a passionate seventh-generation puppet maker and performer. Get an introduction to water puppetry, a traditional North Vietnam art form that dates back to the 11th century. Take a tour of Mr. Liem’s workshop where shelf after shelf is lined with wooden puppet parts in all shares and sizes.

Be entertained by a half-hour performance at a small theatre in his house. Learn about the folklore and legends presented in the show and the significance of the performance itself. After the show, join the puppeteers and learn basic techniques, using bamboo rods to move the puppets through the water. Then return to the workshop and paint a puppet. Use a range of typical bright and shiny colours to create a one-of-a-kind puppet, all the while learning more about this local art form.

Following this insightful glimpse into one of Vietnam’s most beloved art forms, say farewell to Mr. Liem and return to the hotel.

Note: It is recommended to depart at 2:00 pm the latest in order to avoid traffic jam end of the afternoon.


Our Services include:

  •   English speaking local guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  •   Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  •   Workshop
  •   Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle

Our Services do not include:

  •   Other meals than mentioned
  •   Other services than mentioned
  •   International and Domestic Flights
  •   Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  •   Tips, Travel insurance

It is recommended to depart at 2:00 pm the latest in order to avoid traffic jam end of the afternoon.

Time: 08:30 – 12:30/ 13:00 – 17:00

Departure: Daily

Capacity: max 8 pax

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