The Lotus (Bong Sen) Water Puppet Theatre has opened at 79 Hang Trong just north of the Luc Thuy Lounge (K2) with daily shows at 5pm, 6.30pm.
Water puppetry has been born for over 10 centuries in the Red River Delta. This type has been usually performed in festivals, village festival, fun day, New Year’s Day, using the puppet to make fun on the water. Water puppet is also considered intangible cultural characteristics of the Vietnamese people.
Due to the unique, from a folk art, water puppetry has quickly become a traditional art that can be comparable to the classical drama, traditional operetta which has the high position on the national stage. Puppetry appears in many countries around the world, but water puppetry is only available in Vietnam.