Traditional shows always reflect the culture and the identity of a country. Through performances of artists, all the sights and sounds that are called the essence emerge noticeably. Here are some traditional shows suggested for you to get more interesting experiences when taking an Indochina tour package.

Traditional Shows in Vietnam

Water Puppet Show

Hanoi – Hoi An – Saigon, Vietnam
Water puppetry is one of the Vietnamese traditional shows which bears sharply the culture feature of Vietnam. This art form existed for a long period of time and then has strongly flourished for tens of centuries in Northern Vietnam. For its fascinating presentations as well as the cultural content, the water puppet show is always a favorite thing of visitors when touring the capital Hanoi, Vietnam.
Watching directly a water puppet show is a very interesting way to acquire more knowledge about Vietnamese culture and the daily lives of its locals since traditional content of performances illustrate the common activities of Vietnamese farmers in the rural such as plowing, herding buffalo, cultivating or fishing. Some water puppet shows also make a recall about popular historical legends of Vietnam such as Le Loi returns the sword to golden turtle.

Vietnam Traditional Water Puppet Show

Vietnam Traditional Water Puppet Show

In Hanoi, travelers can enjoy exciting water puppet shows at Thang Long Water Puppet Theater in Hoan Kiem district, 57B Dinh Tien Hoang Street, a popular place for those who are interested in this kind of traditional performing arts and desire to discover the creative spirit as well as the talent of Vietnamese people. In Hue, tourists can enjoy any puppet show at Hue Water Puppet Theatre at Vinh Ninh district,  Phan Boi Chau Street and in Ho Chi Minh City, The Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre at 55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City always welcome you.

Music Story of the Old Quarter

Hanoi, Vietnam
Being held each month at the Old Quarter Culture Exchange Centre, 50 Dao Duy Tu Street, Hanoi with the aim of delivering the overall view about Vietnam traditional music, Music Story of the Old Quarter is the favorite and familiar show to Vietnam’s traditional music worshiper. This show offers a great chance for tourists to taste Vietnam’s folk music and learn more about this unique music, especially for those who fancy learning different kinds of music in the world. Not pianos or electric guitars, witnessing artists surfing their fingers on the strings which are made of natural silk cannot be more interesting. Just ONE sentence: come and experience!

Music Story of the Old Quarter, Vietnam

Music Story of the Old Quarter, Vietnam

Tu Phu (Four Palaces) Show

Hanoi, Vietnam
Despite only being a new show in Hanoi in recent years, Tứ Phủ – The Four Palace show is becoming a favorite evening’s activity for foreigners tourists when coming to Hanoi. The show has made a reappear of the old folk legendaries including Chầu Đệ Nhị, Ông Hoàng Mười and Cô Bé Thượng Ngàn that contain the spirit of Mau Religion (Đạo Mẫu) deeply by the distinctive performance of Vietnam “lên đồng” or “hầu đồng”.
Taking place every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at Cong Nhan Theatre, 42 Trang Tien Str, Hanoi, this lasting-45-minute programme attracts the audience by elements of terrific light, dynamic sound and fascinating content which bear sharply the Vietnamese spiritual culture.
Don’t hesitate more, come to Hanoi immediately! You must achieve wonderful experiences when traveling this beautiful country and go with taking part in this traditional show.

Tu Phu (Four Palaces) Show

Tu Phu (Four Palaces) Show

Nha Nhac (Elegant Music) Show

Hue, Vietnam
Nha Nhac is a form of Vietnamese court music performed at annual ceremonies like anniversaries or religious holidays, as well as special occasions such as coronations, funerals or official receptions by highly qualified and skilled court artists. Being recognized by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage of humanity, Nha Nhac is the pride of the old capital of Vietnam. As a result, visitors come to Hue to see not only the historical relics of Hue Citadel but they also want to look for the unique timbre of Hue art.
The advantage here is performances agents are always willing to demonstrate any time for tourists. Duyet Thi Duong Theatre at the Center for Conservation Hue relics on Doan Thi Diem Str, Thuan Thanh always exciting because we can easily catch the image of lines of numerous visitors coming here to see Nha Nhac performances, especially foreigners.
Enjoying the tasty Hue food and then come over a Nha Nhac show is not definitely a bad choice!

Nha Nhac Elegant Show, Hue

Nha Nhac Elegant Show, Hue

Traditional Shows in Laos

Yensabai Show

Vientiane, Laos
Yensabai is a show of traditional Laotian dance happening from Monday to Saturday at 5.30pm at Lao National Theatre, Vientiane on Manthatoulat Str. Besides. Traditional dances of Laos are made by professional dancers. Through the dances, the beauty of Laotian people and culture are transited clearly. Travelers dropping over the capital Vientiane without watching this interesting program will be a big miss.

Yensabai Show poster show the show time

Yensabai Show poster show the show time

Royal Ballet Theater

Luang Prabang, Laos
A troupe of some 60 artists performs Phra Lak Phra Lam, the Lao version of the sacred poem, the Ramayana, in Luang Prabang. After centuries of performances, this traditional art was banned by the revolutionary government in 1975. However in 1993 the Institution of Cultural Research, keen to preserve the cultural arts of Laos, established a committee to revive limited performances of Phra-Lak Phra-Lam for festivals. In 2002, the current theatre was established and has been performing at home and abroad since. This colorful show takes place in the garden of the National Museum, formerly the Royal Palace, on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays.

Royal Ballet Theater in Laos

Royal Ballet Theater in Laos

Traditional Shows in Cambodia

Traditional Dance Show

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Also very being well-known with traditional dance is the country of renowned Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Attractive folk dances are performed by professional singers and musicians on the stage of the National Museum of Cambodia, in Phnom Penh will bring you on a journey from magnificent Angkor palaces to peaceful rural communities in this stunning land.
Now, the discovery of Cambodia tradition is never easier and more interesting that. The show is held almost throughout the year: 7 PM, Monday to Sunday (October to March), Monday till Saturday (June to August), Monday – Wednesday – Friday – Saturday (April, May and September).

Cambodia Traditional Dance Show

Cambodia Traditional Dance Show

Phare Show

Siem Reap, Cambodia
The audience will be mesmerized by the captivating choreography and hypnotic color of a Phare performance in Siem Reap. Feast your eyes on a 90-minute spectacle that blends riveting theater with folk music and distinctly Cambodian stories. Commend the determination of the young circus artists, many of who are from challenging social and economic backgrounds, as they hypnotize the audience with their energy and emotion. Learn more about Phare Ponleu Selpak and discover the work that the organization does to help vulnerable children and adults in Cambodian society.

enjoy traditional phare show in cambodia

Traditional Phare Show in Cambodia