Hoi An offers water puppetry performances to attract more tourists

Water puppetry performances have been weekly held at Hoi An Theater in the Hoi An Culture and Sport Center of Quang Nam central province since October 2.

A water puppetry show - SGGP

The performances will be staged from 18:30 every Friday and Saturday at Hoi An Theater at No. 548 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hoi An Town. An entrance ticket costs VND80, 000 (US$3.6) for adults and VND40,000 (US1.8) for children. The show will have English, French and Vietnamese -language performances.

The highlight of the show will be performances presenting the daily life of Vietnamese people, such as catching fish, folk dance, and Apsara dances and humming-top stories.

Vietnamese water puppetry dates back hundreds of years and originated in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam.

By Nguyen Khoi – Translated by Kim Khanh

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