We availed the 6:30pm water puppet show. Water Puppetry has been part of Vietnam’s cultural heritage. It showcase Vietnam’s history and culture. The orchestra accompanies the performance with traditional music and song.
Excerpt from the water puppet show:
Well even if I’m not able to understand the language I was really entertained. You’ll have a bit of a clue on what’s going to happen from the pamphlet that was given before the start of the show, well just basing on the title and what the puppets were doing. There’s a punch of humor as well so at some point you’ll laugh even if you don’t understand the narrator. I love the part where the fairies were dancing, how they twirl and line straightly. Through this show we had a peek of history traditional cultural life of Vietnamese people.
Show times: 5:00PM and 6:30PM
Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre
55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St. District 1, HCMC
After the water puppet show we went back to our van and we’re brought to a place where we’ll have our dinner cruise.
We had our dinner while cruising along the tranquil Saigon River. And yes, somehow a taste of Vietnam’s nightlife.
Cooked Pork with Sauce
I’m beginning to love their food. It’s healthy and at the same time delicious. I just don’t like how they serve the food. It’s one by one. We’re still on the middle of our dinner, not all food were served yet, when the cruise was about to end. So all waitresses were in a hurry serving food which result in a not so good service. Though food was great we’re not able to enjoy our dinner.
View from where our window. You can also see other ships offering dinner cruise.
After dinner cruise we asked our guide to drop us in Ben Tanh Market. It’s just a good 5 minutes ride from where we are. We’ll check their night market. It’s good to shop at night since prices are cheaper and you’ll see great finds too. It’s been raining in the evening but rain didn’t stop us, we just bought raincoat to protect us from the rain. 🙂
|Dinner Cruise and Water Puppet Show Package:|
|price per person||35||1493.45|
***I didn’t include expenses on souvenirs and pasalubong.