The Phu Quoc water puppet show & theatre located in Duong Dong town brings the traditional art of “Múa rối nước” or water puppetry to Vietnam’s largest island. The art dates back to the 11th century and this new show brings another great entertainmennt venue to Phu Quoc.

Water puppet show
Water puppet show

Water puppetry originated in Vietnam and has a history in the 12th century. The puppets are controlled by the artists hands and are made of wood which have been lathered in a special lacquer to help prevent corrosion when they are subject to water. The puppets dance on a stage of water, much like how it was done in the old days. The dance is coordinated to traditional Vietnamese folk music and the stories that are told are those that depict local village life.

Eight fairies dance
Eight fairies dance

Fares: 150.000 VND adult | 60.000 VND child | Free for small children
Afternoon shows: Saturdays and Sundays at 5:00 pm
Evening shows: From Monday to Sunday at 7:30 pm and 8:45 pm
* Special private shows can be arranged for large groups and tours.
Pearl island water puppet theater program
The unique repertoire selected from the Vietnam traditional puppetry:
1. Hanging flags, flag enabled, turn on tape
2. Teu ” fighting”
3. Clown Teu + buffaloes Fighting
4. Ducks
5. Fishing
6. Children in the waterway
7. Eight fairies dance
8. Swing
9. Tambourine’ dance
10. Lions dispute ball
11. Turtle offered sword to Le Loi
12. Chi Lang win
13. The story of Hoan Kiem lake
14. Four spirit dance
There is also a program for children and seperate program for those who want to learn the art of water puppetry.