ITINERARY BY DAY
BEHIND THE SCENE OF WATER PUPPET SHOW
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.