Once you have an opportunity to visit Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, you may be attracted by the centuries-old architecture of Old Quarter, the peaceful atmosphere of Hoan Kiem Lake or fall in love with Hanoi food.

However, few people know that the most fantastic thing about Hanoi is its long term culture. Hanoians take pride not only in their cuisines, their etiquettes but also in their rich tradition and their own love for the city.

For that reason, they inspire Vietnamese culture to the world through art performances. If you’re keen on sharing the same love with them or simply have a passion for their culture, you never wanna miss these must-see shows in Hanoi.

Now, let’s check them out with

Water Puppet Show

Over 800 years of history, Water puppetry is a unique art to North Vietnam as well as a variation on the ancient Asian puppet tradition. With exotic materials and rich stage languages, the show is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hanoi, a delightful performance that’s only presented in Vietnam.

 The beautiful wooden puppets are controlled by puppeteers standing behind a bamboo curtain screen in a shallow wading pool stage. Under authentic traditional music, dances of mythical creatures and short sketches, the performance brings such an unforgettable experience to the worldwide audiences.

To watch this one-of-a-kind traditional show, you can visit the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre in Hanoi.

Lang Toi – My Village Show

Enjoying the breathtaking spectacles cultural show called Lang Toi, also known as My Village at Hanoi Opera House is on top things must-do in Hanoi. This groundbreaking theatrical work is a showcase of Vietnamese culture traditional elements in a contemporary and innovative way, where you can discover the rural life in Vietnam.

 The lifestyle of villagers like farming, fishing, traditional games … is reproduced vividly by talented Vietnamese artists with their amazing circus, juggling, and acrobatic techniques.

 Using iconic bamboo trunks, nouveau cirque accompanied by the pure sound of folk music, they have expressed their love for their homeland and delivers audiences on an exploration of ancient village life with agricultural harvests.

The Quintessence Of Tonkin

Just like its name, the Quintessence of Tonkin is an open-air spectacle that spotlights the traditional culture of Vietnamese capital.

Based on the poetry of Nguyen Khuyen and Ho Xuan Huong, the folk song Tat Nuoc Dau Dinh, the story of Tu Dao Hanh and the lullaby of Tonkin, the performance is an emotive combination of tradition and innovation, a mystery light show which takes the audience to a unique and extraordinary journey of the Red River Delta in northern Vietnam.

No matter what you are searching for, no trip to Hanoi is complete without experience these unique cultural shows. Each performance is brought to the stage by skillful artists, under a thorough preparation of content that recreates Vietnamese traditional folklore, legends, and historical tales into life performing.  Don’t hesitaste to put this Vietnam’s must-see list in your upcoming travel itinerary.

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