Coming to Longlink Traditional Water Puppet Theatre, tourists can enjoy special and unique water puppet shows. Besides, you can take part in interesting activities with water puppets including: Learning how to control water puppets, Discovering the water pavilion’s secrets and Observing puppet-making process, etc.
Water puppetry is one of the most special performing art of Vietnamese culture which has become a “specialty” of every tourist coming to visit Vietnam. In water puppetry, wood logs are magically turned into different characters of the story that puppeteers want to tell the audience. This performing art is believed to have been existed since the 11th century and nowadays, there are only 16 traditional water puppet troupe left throughout Vietnam.
Those video show major events and notable activities in Longlink Water Puppet Theatre.
Portraits of puppeteers
It is puppeteers who create the “magic” of water puppetry. Most of them started performing water puppet show when they were very young and their great passion for this traditional performing art remains unchanged until their old age.