Traditional water puppet village Dao Thuc


  • Visit the village where the art of making and performing water puppet has been preserved and developed for hundreds years.
  • Learn how to make the puppet then enjoy a private outdoor water puppet show, optional to try controlling some of the puppets under the instruction of local artisans.

Your experience:

Water puppet performance has been a unique folk art of Vietnam for over a thousand years. The puppets presents both heroes of the wars or just normal people such as farmers, fishermen, and are connected in the plots that tell the true stories about their life. This morning, take a 45 minute drive from Hanoi downtown to Dao Thuc Village. Upon arrival, visit a puppet making workshop and meet Mr. Phong and listen to his sharing about the history of the village’s water puppetry and how this family presents this traditional art out to the world. Enjoy a private outdoor water puppet show of 30 minutes on the village pond with traditional music background accompanied. Drive back to Hanoi after the show

Quick notes: 

  • Availability: Morning, Afternoon
  • Suggested time: 08:30, 13:00
  • Duration: 4 hours


  • Private transfer
  • English speaking guide
  • Interaction fee
  • Water puppet performance
  • Water and tissue
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