Everybody knows what puppets are, and how they are manipulated. But in Vietnam, their water puppets are different. All the action takes place on a stage filled completely with water.
The puppet show is held in a cinema-like hall, and is one of the must-see attractions for tourists.
When I was in Hanoi recently, I took the opportunity to have a look. The audience comprised mostly of western tourists. The show was in Vietnamese and the audience, clearly enthralled, watched as though they understood the language.
Verdict? Unique, fascinating.