Adventures of an American Seoul-Sister

Adventures and Observations of an American Seoul-Sister

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Water Puppet Theatre

Water puppet shows are a Vietnamese entertainment begun long ago by farmers.  Once performed in natural waterways, water puppet shows can now be seen in special theatres.  The theatres feature a water-stage and a live band playing traditional instruments.  The puppets are wooden dolls set on long bamboo poles and tell stories about rural daily life in Vietnam. 

A closer look at the puppets can be found at many tourist shops throughout Hanoi.

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