Water puppet show is a Vietnamese traditional performance. For years, it has been a fascinating part of the local lives. The fun and informative features in every water puppet show keep anyone interested for hours. The puppets are made out of wood and then lacquered. The shows are performed in a waist-deep pool. A large bamboo rod supports the puppet under the water and is used by the puppeteers, who are normally hidden behind a screen, to control them. This is how the puppet move on the water.
Water puppet show is hold in Thang Long water puppet theater at 57 B Dinh Tien Hoang street. There are 5 performances every day at 15:30 - 17:00 - 18:30 - 20:00 - 21:15 and Sunday at 9:30. You can buy the tickets at doors or book in advance by the theatre’s contact number (3 824 9494)
Water puppet show provides a great way for the whole family to have fun, keep fit and cool off.
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It is a mistake if you leave your swimsuit at home as you think Hanoi is not a beach city.
Ho Tay water Park is great fun for couples, family and friends.
Covering an area of over 35,500 square meters, Ho Tay water park is known as the most modern entertainment facility in South East Asia. While adults are interested in the 3 meters depth wave-making pool and high-speed sliding lanes, children are carried away by colorful statues of cartoon characters in the shallow pool and several funny games in kid’s area. It also has a food zone serving fast food and other stunning dishes for your empty belly after hours of burning energy.The opening hours are from 9a.m to 8p.m and from 8 a.m to 8 p.m on weekend. It costs about 3$-5$ each person for entrance fee.
Ho Tay water park is truly another cool excuse to escape from the heat.
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In this chaotic city, Thong Nhat Park is a wonderful place to relax and hang out. It is known as the largest park in Hanoi, which draws many residents and tourists every day. People go to Thong Nhat Park for jogging, dog walking and relishing the fresh and green space. It is not only the attractive place for adults but also for children, take your kids here and spend a few fun hours. Many games are offered at the park such as mirror house, driving carts, etc. and I think the most striking activity for kids is swan pedal boats. If your kids are a bit curious about the world, sitting on a boat and observe the natural surrounding is not a bad idea.
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4. Hanoi Circus
Hanoi central circus is a large tent on the northern side of Thong Nhat Park. It has been existed for decades through the shifts and changes of the country and now become one of the most attractive sites of the city. It attracts a number of people every day for its fantastic and inspiring performances by talented artists and adorable animals. You and your kids will be in for a great fun with colorful clowns, incredibly cute animals and spectacular performance.
Hanoi central circus is opened daily from Tuesday to Sunday from 8-10p.m at 40,000 VND (about 2$). On Sunday morning, there is a special performance for children at 9:30 p.m so don’t miss this chance to make your kids’ day.
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5. Ethnology museum
Dragging your kids around a museum to learn about Vietnamese history is not as boring as it sounds. A visit to Ethnology museum will definitely give you a thorough understanding of the lifestyle of Vietnamese lives. Your kids will be educated and interested in a unique selection of displays inside the museum.
Ethonology museum is home to hundreds of house models of over 50 ethnical group in Viet Nam. Further, thousands of historical objects, agriculture tools, photos and clothing collection belong to over 50 ethnic groups are exhibited here. This museum opens daily at 8 a.m and closes at 5:30 p.m except Mondays with the ticket at 2$.
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6. Cyclo Ride
Taking a cyclo ride around the old quarter will be an unforgettable experience of your trip to Hanoi. In the disorderly traffic of the city, cyclo drivers still have their way to move slowly enough so that you can catch the beauty of the whole 36 old famous streets. Instead of taking your eyes on kids all day out, just take a comfortable seat with your kids on a cyclo and observe the local life. However, do not get on the cyclo until you come up with a good price. 150,000 vnd per person an hour is a good deal.
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7. Kinder Park
If you and your family have spent long days on moving around and heading to the landscapes, Kinder park will be a refreshing place for your kids. Located in the campus of Ho Tay Water Park, it is where youngsters deep in the cool water while grown up visitors take rest looking after their kids.There is also an indoor playground offering a plenty of wide open space and a real kids' world. The friendly and helpful staff is also a plus for the top service of Kinder Park. Whenever you are in need, they will be there to assist you.
tiNiworld is the first recreadtional and educational centre in Vietnam, which offers an extraordinary model of breeding and amusement in parallel. It now becomes an entertaining and intriguing playground for every breed of kids. Your kids will utterly love to come and spend all day here. There are a large number of games and activities for kids from 2 to 12 years old. These activites and classes are designed to help your kids improve their soft skills as painting, team work, cooking, etc. Take your kids to tiNiworld and let them creative and educated.
tiNiworld runs 7 days a week from 9 a.m to 9 p.m and the entrance fee costs only 3$ per child and 4$ on weekends.
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Nghia Do Park is a newly established playground in Ha Noi with the total area of nearly 50 thousands meters. Coming to Nghia Do park, you little ones will be mesmerised by the natural surrounding while you are laying on grass, taking a deep breath of refreshing atmosphere. It's such an enchanting image for all people after days of hard working.
Take time and plan for a short break in Nghia Do park, you will have another look on the Hanoi's life, it's not busy and noisy anymore.
Opening hours: 6 a.m to 11 p.m.
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Ha Noi is not known as a capital of Vietnam, it's home to a nice variety of indoor and outdoor sports, which is perfect for a family vacation. When you are in Ha Noi, don't miss the chance to be in a full day of fun.
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