Thang Long Water Puppet Show, one of the most interesting cultural activities is performed in Thang Long Water Puppet theater, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Thang Long water puppetry is a traditional art form with distinctive culture identity of Vietnam. it came to existence, developed and diversified over a thousand years ago in the Red River Delta. Thanks to unique performances on the water, Thang Long water puppetry art is famous and highly appreciated all over the world.
The shows were performed thousand years ago on the surface of ponds and rice-fields of the Red River Delta in North Vietnam called “mua roi nuoc” (water puppetry). In North Vietnam, where the number of population is high, land for agriculture is rare, water has been an important factor of daily activities. Hardworking farmers invented this unique art to satisfy themselves and their children.