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【Vietnam】20160706。越南水上木偶戲 Vietnamese Water Puppetry



[EN]Vietnamese water puppetry (Vietnamese: Múa rối nước) is a tradition with almost thousand years history. Today, it is a unique variation on the ancient Asian puppet tradition. The shows are performed in a waist-deep pool. The woorden puppets are controlled by the puppeteers hidden behind a screen. The theme has a strong reference to Vietnamese folklore, telling of daily living in rural Vietnam and Vietnamese folk tales (more details: wikipedia). Since we were in Vietnam, we have taken the opportunity to watch this traditional water puppertry at Thang Long Water Puppet Theather (Official website). The ticket was 100.000 VND (about 4 Euro, or 18 Ringgit) per person, and the duration of the show was 45 minutes. Continue reading

【Vietnam】20160706。河內老城區走走 Old Quarter of Hanoi


[NL] Toen we terug naar Hanoi waren, gingen we eerst naar Thang Long Water Puppet Theather om de tickets van de waterpoppenshow te regelen. Daarna hebben we langs de Sword Lake en Old Quarter gewandeld om meer van de chaotische stad te beleven.
[EN] When we came back to Hanoi, we fell in the chaotic surroundings again. After check-in at our hotel, we went to buy the tickets of the famous Vietnamese water puppetry first. Then, we took the time to discover more about Hanoi at the Sword Lake and Old Quarter. Continue reading