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Top things to do in Hanoi at night (part 2)


Arguably one of the most romantic cities in Vietnam, there is no denying the allure of Hanoi. And it is at night that the Vietnamese capital city, which summons travelers from around the world to its historic landmarks every day, really comes alive.

So what are top things to do in Hanoi at night to see how lively the 1,000-year-old city stays all night long? From walking along the Seine at dusk to dining in a park to partying in the many bars and clubs, there are a plethora of interesting things to do. Make the most of your time on your Hanoi private tours with our selection of the best addresses from all over the city for a night of unforgettable partying.

Find a show to see at the Thang Long Puppet Theater


Water puppet show

Wanting to celebrate Hanoi’s rich cultural and artistic tradition with a night spent at a theater? Thang Long Puppet Theater, which has its roots in a traditional art form with the distinctive cultural identity of Vietnam that dates back to the 11th century, is one of the most emblematic venues in the city.

What to expect at the Thang Long water puppet show? Even though water puppet show has become increasingly well-supported both domestically and abroad as a distinctive art form in Vietnam, it is still a rare treat to see the unique puppets perform right in their original location at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre.

Whether it is The Legend of the Restored Sword of King Le – The Story of Hoan Kiem Lake and a giant tortoise, the stories of fire-breathing dragons dancing on the water, the daily life of Vietnamese farmers (cultivating, plowing, fishing, etc.), or the celebration of the rice harvest depicted in a humorous fashion, all puppet shows are amazingly performed with the effect of light, music and the combination between people and puppets.


A show to see in Hanoi

Spend an unforgettable evening at the Thang Long Puppet Theater – one of the top things to do in Hanoi – and walk out all starry-eyed after the show!

  • Address: 57B Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Ticket price: VND 60,000 (USD $2.6) (for children under 1.2m) – VND 100,000 (USD $4.3) for adults and can be purchased from the box office in advance or on the day.
  • Tel: (84-04) 024 38249494 – 024 38255450
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The obvious thing that springs to mind when imagining a typical show in Hanoi is, of course, the kitschy fun of a traditional water puppet show at the Thang Long Puppet Theater– but if you have more demanding tastes, it is also possible to find plenty in store.

Hit the Lang Toi (My Village) Show


My Village

If you want to live one of the best cultural show experiences ever while in Hanoi, go to Hanoi Opera House or Hanoi Vietnam Tuong Theater, you will not regret it. The show features ancestral bamboo props, jaw-dropping contemporary cirque, acrobatics, rhythmic dance, and distinct folk music from more than 20 different exotic folk instruments to give you the best images of ancient Vietnam as well as the poetic charm of Vietnamese villages.

Why is a Lang Toi Show one of the top things to do in Hanoi at night? As it is such a great place to avoid the crowds and a great way to be immersed in a special Parisian atmosphere and to meet new people. The program of international events attracts visitors and locals and will ensure that you have the perfect evening on your private tours in Hanoi.

  • Address: Hanoi Opera House: 01 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi; Hanoi Vietnam Tuong Theater: 51A Duong Thanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Ticket price: Starting at VND 630,000 (USD $27).
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How to top your day spent in the Vietnamese capital with an enchanted evening? Don’t worry, with our list of the best locations for an unforgettable night out, your nights in Hanoi promise to be filled with happenings as awesome as what you have experienced during an exciting day of your Hanoi tour.

Author Since: Jan 16, 2019

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