Ho Chi Minh Water Puppets
By Viator, April 2011
The art of water puppetry can be traced to the 11th century, when villagers put on shows to entertain each other when the rice paddies flooded. The puppeteers are hidden behind a large screen and control the marionettes with a large rod under the waist-deep water. The lacquered puppets are a variety particular to the villages of the Red River Delta in northern Vietnam.
The restaurant merits a visit on its food alone, but make sure to book a reservation for the water puppet show, which is presented weekly on Saturday evenings from 7.30pm