Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Water Puppets of Hanoi

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.

1 comment:

  1. Wow learning a lot from your blog about the different cultures. These water puppets are truly amazing. Never seen any in my life.