Top 5 must-see cultural shows when visiting in Vietnam

Top 5 must-see cultural shows when visiting in Vietnam Top 5 must-see cultural shows when visiting in Vietnam 1. The Quintessence of Tonkin Show time: 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM Location: Baara Land, Da Phuc village, Sai Son commune, Quoc Oai district, Hanoi Born from an artistic vision to tell the story of the cultural highlights of Northern Vietnam, the show skillfully blends real-life performers, amazing water puppetry, a delightful light show, an evocative soundtrack and the mountains of Chua Thay into a wonderful performance. It is a rustic, artistic demonstration of Vietnamese culture: Poetry, Buddhism, Nostalgia, Music & Painting, Joy & Festival. This show is the sweet result of 10-year effort with non-stop working and development from the production team and inspired by the cultural art with peaceful old life of Vietnamese and the Buddhism story of Tu Van Hanh monk – one of the most respected master of Vietnam Buddhism and the founder of Thay pagoda (a...
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1. The Quintessence of Tonkin

Show time: 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Location: Baara Land, Da Phuc village, Sai Son commune, Quoc Oai district, Hanoi

Born from an artistic vision to tell the story of the cultural highlights of Northern Vietnam, the show skillfully blends real-life performers, amazing water puppetry, a delightful light show, an evocative soundtrack and the mountains of Chua Thay into a wonderful performance. It is a rustic, artistic demonstration of Vietnamese culture: Poetry, Buddhism, Nostalgia, Music & Painting, Joy & Festival.

This show is the sweet result of 10-year effort with non-stop working and development from the production team and inspired by the cultural art with peaceful old life of Vietnamese and the Buddhism story of Tu Van Hanh monk – one of the most respected master of Vietnam Buddhism and the founder of Thay pagoda (a pagoda has hundreds years of history and is one of the most popular pagodas in the North of Vietnam).

Featuring 250 actors, the show won a gold medal in the Asia- Pacific Stevie Awards for Innovation in Media, Visual Media and Visual Entertainment, and being featured in the CNN documentary Destination: Hanoi, outdoor spectacle The Quintessence of Tonkin.

Seeing show schedule & order ticket at: HERE

2. My village show

Show Time: Begin 06:00 PM

Location

+ HaNoi Opera House, 01 Trang Tien , Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi

+ HaNoi Tuong VietNam Theater - 51A Duong Thanh - Cua Dong - Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi

The cultural show “My village” is a work of art created by a group of authors: Tuan Le, Nhat Ly, Nguyen Lan and Tan Loc. “My Village” show brings the audiences back to their childhoods with the sound of chicken in the morning, the sound of buffaloes and cows prepared to go to the field and the wonderful sound of the flute. The audiences can enter the bamboo village through installation art, balance circus, acrobatics, ferris wheel, juggling, the melody of sensual songs and the most characteristic activities of village life.

Seeing show schedule & order ticket at: HERE

3. A O Show

Show Time: Begin 06:00 PM

Location

+ Saigon Opera House, 7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

+ Hoi An Lune Center, 1A Nguyen Nguyen Phuc Chu St., Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam, Da Nang

The name ‘A O’ derives from ‘Lang Pho’, which means ‘village and city’. The show depicts the charming beauty and cultural richness of Vietnamese life in the countryside, in contrast with the nation’s racing urbanization. The show is a unique mix of bamboo circus, acrobatic acts, dance, and theatrical visual art. The live music echoes Vietnamese Southern work songs. All in all, this beautiful blend of genres creates a unique stage language, which well captures the essence of Vietnam’s fascinating culture.

Seeing show schedule & order ticket at: HERE

4. Teh Dar

Show Time: Begin 06:00 PM

Location: Saigon Opera House, 7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Teh Dar invites audience on a venture into the enchanting world of Vietnamese highlanders. Wild animal hunts, moonlit romance, jungle's tales of death and reincarnation, are all recreated with stunning Vietnamese Bamboo Circus, daring acrobatics, and hypnotizing melody from exotic tribal instruments certified cultural heritage by UNESCO. Meaning ‘going in circle’ in the highland tribe K'ho's tongue, Teh Dar embrace and preserve beautiful and diverse Vietnamese tribal cultures. As the artists keep inspiring, the circle of tribal life keeps going, the cultures shall remain.

Seeing show schedule & order ticket at: HERE

5. Hoi An Memories Show

Show time: 08:00 P.M - 09: 00 PM

Location: Hoi An Impression Theme Park - 200 Nguyen Tri Phuong - Cam Nam, Hoi An, Quang Nam Province

Hoi An Memories show is a large-scale outdoor real-world performance with a capacity of 3,300 people. The stage features both watery and mountainous sceneries, stretching over 1 kilometer, with the participation of 500 performers. The program applies state-of-the-art audio and lighting technologies under the supervision and direction of the leading expert of real-world performance.

Through music and dance, the Hoi An Memories show takes the viewer through the city’s colorful history.