Hanoi has some unique cultural highlights – French cathedrals, surprisingly speedy rickshaws and an impressive plume of moped smoke, but the Water Puppet Theatre has to be one of the most entertaining Vietnamese things we’d seen so far. With traditional music and costumes, puppets are made to ‘dance’ across the water, depicting some of the country’s native stories and legends.
In spite of the seats being built to Vietnamese proportions (even shorty Charlotte had some leg room issues!) and sometimes getting slightly confused over the plot of a story, we loved it.
Tickets for the 45 minute long show need to be bought at the theatre early on in the day as seats fill up fast, and be prepared with your own refreshments as they are pretty expensive.
An experience at any rate!