Water puppet theater in Hanoi

The world-famous Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre in Hanoi has its roots in an art form that dates back to the 11th century. The tradition of water puppet theatre stems from a time when rice paddy fields were flooded and villagers would make entertainment by standing in the waist-deep water with the puppets performing over the water.

Using large rods to support the puppets it appeared as if they were moving across the water with the puppeteers hidden behind a screen.

The location of the theater is 57b Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Lý Thái Tổ, Hà Nội, Hoàn Kiếm Hanoi, Việt Nam. The map is here

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