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  1. Vietnam
  2. Ho Chi Minh City
  3. Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater

Ho Chi Minh City: Water Puppet Show and Dinner Cruise

Product ID: 69083
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Watch a unique water puppet show that tells of rural life in the countryside of Vietnam, and then savor the culinary delights on a boat cruise through the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pick-up possible from hotels in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Watch an exciting water puppet show
  • Hear traditional songs
  • Travel through the heart of Ho Chi Minh City by cyclo taxi
  • Savor the flavors of Vietnamese cuisine on a boat cruise along the river
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel if located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, and then make your way to the Water Puppet Theater by traditional cyclo (bicycle taxi).

Immerse yourself in a traditional art form closely connected with the spiritual life of the Vietnamese people. Be amazed by the skillful puppeteers who stand behind a screen and control puppets using long bamboo rods and string mechanisms hidden beneath the surface of the pool of water. Be mesmerized as the pool becomes the stage!

Hear traditional music from north Vietnam played by the orchestra and listen to songs that tell the story being performed. Although the shows are exclusively in Vietnamese, the tales depict rural life in villages and are easy to understand. Then, experience the buzzing nightlife on a dinner cruise aboard a traditional-style boat.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off for the centrally hotel in Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City (selected areas only) consisting of streets: Lý Tự Trọng, Lê Thánh Tôn, Trương Định, Nguyễn An Ninh, Phan Chu Trinh, Lưu Văn Lang, Lê Anh Xuân, Đồng Khởi, Nguyễn Huệ, Thi Sách, Thái Văn Lung, Mạc Thị Bưởi, Hồ Huấn Nghiệp, Lê Thị Hồng Gấm, Bùi Thị Xuân, Sương Nguyệt Anh và Ký Con
  • Transportation by car and cyclo
  • Dinner cruise
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Water puppet show ticket
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

If you are staying outside District 1, please make your own way to the meeting point ( 220 De Tham st, Pham Ngu Lao ward, Dist 1, HCMC)

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This activity is not suitable for the disabled or those with heart problems
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 38 reviews
Review summary
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Product ID: 69083