Behind The Scene Of Water Puppet Show

Behind The Scene Of Water Puppet Show
From Upon request
Duration Half Day


Originally performed in rural villages on lakes and ponds as a ceremony to pray for water to nourish the rice crop, water puppet shows also serve as a traditional form of Vietnamese entertainment in vogue as far back as the eleventh century. Nowadays the water puppet show is a great way to understand traditional Vietnamese folklore as the puppets dance out vignettes, or small stories, of daily life.

 What’s Included

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

What’s Not Included

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




We will meet you at your hotel and then take a short drive to Mr. Liem’s house – the most famous and experienced water puppet artisan, who devoted more than 20 years of his life to water puppet. He changed 10 square meters on his 4th floor into a “mini-home theatre” where he can introduce you the unique traditional art form of Vietnamese water puppetry.

Here, guests will have the chance to explore his workshop. The shelves are lined with wooden puppet parts such as angel wings, buffalo tails and puppets of all shapes and sizes. He has built a smaller scale water puppet theater where guests can watch a 30-minute performance telling both ancient and modern stories of traditions and daily life.

After the show, guests can roll up their sleeves and try to make the dragon puppet chase its tail and spit water. Finally, enjoy a 30-minute experience of puppet painting, using a range of different bright and shiny colors. This tour is a great opportunity to gain deep insight into a local craft and rural traditions while having an unforgettable unique, behind-the-scenes experience.

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


Note: we only run private and customizable tours.

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    Vietnam Water Puppetry Workshop


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