Explore the Phu Quoc Island Water Puppet Theater

Phu Quoc Island Water Puppet Theater attracts tourists to visit and learn about the unique cultural features of traditional water puppetry. So where is the puppet theater in Phu Quoc and what is interesting?

History of the birth of the Dao Ngoc water puppet theater

Dao Ngoc Water Puppet Theater is built by Associate Professor Ha Luong Thuan. He has worked in the irrigation industry and has been interested in ethnic arts since he was a child. Throughout the years of his life, he devoted himself to water puppetry and music.

In May 2014, Associate Professor Ha Luong Thuan had the opportunity to work in Phu Quoc Island and since that trip he intended to bring the art of water puppetry to the pearl island. Then, in November 2014, he brought the water puppet arts groups to perform in Phu Quoc Island and attracted visitors to participate. 
Dao Ngoc Water Puppet Theater - whereDao Ngoc Water Puppet Theater is a tourist attraction in Phu Quoc

Finally, he made a decision to invest a space up to 500 square meters in the area of ​​Ba Keo beach, the total cost is 200 million VND / year. After that, he invested in the stage with more than 2.5 billion and could accommodate up to 150 guests. Phu Quoc Island Water Puppet Theater is also the first puppet show stage on the beautiful pearl island. 
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In the end, the stage is invested with a monumental scale completed to serve visitors. However, during the first period of operation of the Dao Ngoc water puppet theater, it has not received much attention from visitors. There were many concerts where only ten people attended, making the brothers and sisters in the theater feel nervous. 
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There are many people who have advised him to give up water puppetry and go back to his work. However, as an art enthusiast, he was determined to pursue to the end and received a lot of attention from visitors when having the opportunity to come to Phu Quoc Island. Currently, the puppet theater in Phu Quoc has become a destination attracting visitors to learn about the specialties in the puppet arts and enjoy attractive performances. 


What is Dao Ngoc Water Puppet Theater? 

What’s so interesting about the Dao Ngoc Water Puppet Theater? Water puppetry art is no stranger to many people, especially tourists in the Northern region. If before, you could only learn about water puppetry on television or books, then feeling directly on stage will be very interesting. 
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Coming to the water puppet theater in Phu Quoc Island, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the unique culture of traditional water puppetry. Besides, you will also learn about the sound system, music and techniques of manipulating puppets of the artisans. Behind the water puppet performances are hidden stories about the cultural beauty of the nation. 
Dao Ngoc Water Puppet Theater - learn puppetryPerformances attract visitors

All stories performed through water puppetry are meanings that the artists have conveyed and given to the audience. That is also the reason why Associate Professor Ha Luong Thuan is always dedicated and dedicated to this traditional subject despite encountering many difficulties at times. 
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How to move to the Dao Ngoc water puppet theater

To explore the Dao Ngoc water puppet theater , first of all, you need to take a plane, ferry or high-speed train to Phu Quoc Island. Specifically, the way to this tourist destination in Phu Quoc is as follows: 

Airplane: For those of you in Hanoi, Da Nang or Saigon who want the fastest and most convenient way to Phu Quoc, you can fly to Phu Quoc airport. Ticket prices range from 2-3 million VND / time depending on the time. After arriving at Phu Quoc airport, you take a taxi to the water puppet theater. 

Ferry, high-speed train: For those in the vicinity, you can take a bus from Saigon to Ha Tien or Rach Gia, then take a high-speed train or take a ferry to Phu Quoc Island. The price of a train ride is about 250,000 VND / person. 

Phu Quoc Island Puppet Theater is about 6km from Duong Dong town center, so visitors can conveniently move to this famous sightseeing spot with ease. If you want to move quickly or do not know the way, you can take a taxi for about 100,000 VND. If you want to actively travel, it is best to rent a motorbike. Specifically, the road is as follows:

Depart from the center of Duong Dong town (CMT8 street) -> follow Hung Vuong street -> turn left onto Hoang Van Thu street -> go to Nguyen Trung Truc -> to the end of the road turn to Vo Thi Sau street -> turn to Tran Hung Dao Street -> go straight to the Ngoc Phu Quoc Island Water Puppet Theater .
Dao Ngoc Water Puppet Theater - how to moveHow to move to the Dao Ngoc water puppet theater

Water puppet performance time: 

– Address: No. 29 Tran Hung Dao – Quarter 7 – Duong Dong town – Phu Quoc district

– Ticket price: Adults: 150.00 VND / ticket and children: 120,000 VND / ticket

– Performance time: From Monday to Friday (2 performances in the morning and afternoon), Saturday and Sunday (3 performances in the morning, afternoon and evening)


The above is the whole experience of visiting the Ngoc Phu Quoc Island Water Puppet Theater , hoping to provide you with the most useful information and a better understanding of this unique traditional art. 

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