The Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre in Ho Chi Minh is a vibrant place to learn about the culture of Vietnamese life during your holiday. The show takes place every day in in Tao Dan Park, when visitors are entertained by puppets acting on a ‘stage’ of water accompanied by live old-fashioned music played on authentic instruments.
Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater Highlights
Dialogues are performed entirely in Vietnamese, but the puppet gestures are obvious enough to understand the many sketches throughout the show. You are also given a pamphlet in English prior to the show, which gives a brief description of each segment or dance performance. Actors perform traditional folklore, legends and historic tales spanning over 800 years of history.
There are two shows at the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre, at 17:00 and 18:30. You can buy tickets at the counter, which opens every day from 08:30 until 11:30 and 13:30 until 19:30. You can also opt for an evening tour and combine the Golden Dragon Water Puppetry Theatre with a cyclo tour through Ho Chi Minh City. During this tour you also get to enjoy a buffet dinner cruise along the Saigon River before returning to your hotel.
Recommended Hotel Nearby - Saigon Star Hotel
Saigon Star Hotel
A stay at Saigon Star Hotel places you in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, steps from Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre and 4 minutes by foot from Tao Dan Park.Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services.A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and limited parking is available onsite. Read More...
Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre
- Opening Hours: Daily 17:00 & 18:30
- Address: 55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
- Price Range: VND 100,000