Water puppet show in Phu Quoc

Water puppet show in Phu Quoc
UPDATED: 26 Oct 2016 38 Views

The Phu Quoc water puppet show & theatre located in Duong Dong town brings the traditional art of "Múa rối nước" or water puppetry to Vietnam's largest island. The art dates back to the 11th century and this new show brings another great entertainmennt venue to Phu Quoc.

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History of water puppet performance

Water puppetry originated in Vietnam and has a history in the 12th century. The puppets are controlled by the artists hands and are made of wood which have been lathered in a special lacquer to help prevent corrosion when they are subject to water. The puppets dance on a stage of water, much like how it was done in the old days. The dance is coordinated to traditional Vietnamese folk music and the stories that are told are those that depict local village life.

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Essential information


  • Fares: 150.000 VND adult | 60.000 VND child | Free for small children
  • Afternoon shows: Saturdays and Sundays at 5:00 pm
  • Evening shows: From Monday to Sunday at 7:30 pm and 8:45 pm
  • Special private shows can be arranged for large groups and tours.
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Pearl island water puppet theater program The unique repertoire selected from the Vietnam traditional puppetry: 1. Hanging flags, flag enabled, turn on tape 2. Teu " fighting" 3. Clown Teu + buffaloes Fighting 4. Ducks 5. Fishing 6. Children in the waterway 7. Eight fairies dance 8. Swing 9. Tambourine' dance 10. Lions dispute ball 11. Turtle offered sword to Le Loi 12. Chi Lang win 13. The story of Hoan Kiem lake 14. Four spirit dance

There is also a program for children and seperate program for those who want to learn the art of water puppetry.