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Hanoi – a city with unique things to do at night

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Even though Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam might be not well known for its exciting nightlife, when it comes to Hanoi nightlife, there are still some interesting spots worth checking out. Admittedly, unlike any other city in Southeast Asia and even in the whole world, Hanoi is a city with unique things to do at night. Tours in Vietnam

  1. Bia Hoi Junction
Bia Hoi Junction

Bia Hoi Junction- source: internet

Bia Hoi Junction is the first suggestion about Hanoi nightlife. Also known as Bia Hoi Corner, this place, which is located in the center of Hanoi Old Quarter, is an absolute classic nighttime spot in this capital city. It is said that travelers will not actually see the real Hanoi until they have spent a couple of hours soaking the lively atmosphere and perhaps soaking some beers at the most famous Bia Hoi (Fresh Beer) destination in Hanoi. Here, there are plastic stools spilled out onto these streets and besides beers, these street vendors also sell steamed peanuts, beef jerky together with many exotic snacks. In comparison with European criteria, the beer here is rather weak, yet it is absolutely worth trying for a comfortable experience. These places are open both daytime and nighttime.

Location: No 20 Ta Hien Street (On the corner of Ta Hien (Tạ Hiện) Street and Luong Ngoc Quyen (Luong Ngọc Quyến) Street, Hanoi Old Quarter)

  1. Water Puppet Theatre
Water Puppet Theatre

Water Puppet Theatre- source: internet

The idea of going to water puppet theatre will be a great suggestion for those who want to enjoy the classic taste of Hanoi nightlife. The Water Puppet Theatre should be in your Hanoi nightlife check list if you want to enjoy a cultural evening. Actually, this worldwide well-known Thang Long (Thăng Long) Water Puppet Theatre originated in the art from the 11th century. This art stems from the time when the rice paddy fields were strongly flooded and villagers and farmers made entertainment by standing waist-deep in the water and used the puppets to perform above the water. Indochina travel agency

Sliding and dancing gracefully over water, puppets illustrate stories of many folklore as well as ancient myths which the international guests can easily grasp. Book tickets in advance, particularly on weekends if you want to enjoy this art.

Here, performance are often accomplished by the orchestra that plays traditional music using cymbals, bamboo flutes, horns, wooden bells as well as drums. There are also some operatic songs of authentic Vietnam telling the stories acted by puppets. Most of the shows relate to Vietnamese folk tales and legends.

In this modern theatre, the shows celebrated are carried out in a water pool that is the stage for puppets. A few puppeteers (no more than 8) who hide behind the bamboo screen control these puppets. Actually, these shows are reckoned as among Vietnam’s cultural highlights dating back to the tradition whose origin was in the Red River Delta.

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Professional puppeteers- source: internet

Rather than just a long story, the performances nowadays often consist of many short sketches, thereby taking tourists to a journey of the ancient Vietnamese dances of mythical creatures, village life as well as agricultural harvests. Here, with singers usually shouting encouraging words to the puppets, the live music is an indispensable part of every show.

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre is ranked high among the most favorite attractions in Hanoi. It is highly recommended for you to pay more to have a seat closer to the stage as the puppets are not very big and there are hundreds of seats.

  • Opening hours: From 2 PM to 8 PM
  • Location: No.57B, Dinh Tien Hoang (Ðinh Tiên Hoàng) Street, Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
  1. Vietnam Central Circus
Vietnam Central Circus

Vietnam Central Circus- source: internet

If you are looking for a family-friendly Hanoi nightlife, it is wise to visit the Vietnam Central Circus that features a great top tent, simple yet fascinating fairground games and live performances in a large park within the south area of Hanoi. Having acrobats along clowns and animal performances, the Central Circus follows a foreseeable schedule, yet it must be very fun. It takes you a 10-minute ride to go from the Old Quarter to this circus, which is situated next to a lake named Thien Quang.

  • Opening Hours: 7PM – 10PM six days of the week, except Monday.
  • Location: No.67 Tran Nhan Tong (Trần Nhân Tông) Street, Hai Ba Trung (Hai Bà Trưng) District, Hanoi

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