Water Puppet Show
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Water Puppet Show

water puppet history

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The art of puppetry is popular everywhere in the world. The puppets performed on the stage attract many people, especially our children.

However, come to Vietnam, you have chances to see a different kind of puppets. That is water puppetry. Many puppets dance beautifully on the surface of water. Amazing experience for you.

This art of water puppets was born in Vietnam since the beginning of 11th century. There are many ways explaining how water puppets were born. For example, this is the way Vietnamese people praying for water for good crops or this is the way to tell the King how was the life of the farmers in flood season. Whatever the reasons were, amazing experience is waiting for you at the water puppet show.

the list of different stories on a water puppet show

There is no explaination in foreign language in the show. Here is the list helping you understand what is going on:

water puppet
  • Raising the Festival Flag
  • Chu Teu or the Narrator
  • Dragon dance: 4 dragons dance on the surface of water
  • On a buffalo with a flute
  • Agriculture
  • Catching frogs
  • Rearing ducks and catching foxs
  • Fishing
  • Harvet festival: return to the native land after college graduation aiming at expressing his gratitude to the ancestors
  • Lion dance
  • Phoenix dance
  • Legend of the Restored Sword
  • Childern playing in water
  • Boat racing
  • Unicorns play with ball
  • Fairy dance
  • Dance of 4 holy Animals

other highlights of hanoi

dien huu pagoda
quan thanh temple
tran quoc pagoda
perfume pagoda
thay pagoda
tay phuong pagoda
but thap pagoda
all hanoi temples, pagodas
all museums for vietnam tours

hanoi old quarter
ho chi minh complex
hoan kiem lake
museum of ethnology
one pillar pagoda
temple of literature
ngoc son temple
ho chi minh mausoleum

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