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    Folk art theatrical traditions of Vietnam - Water Puppet

    Water puppet, originated in the villages in Red River Delta, is the unique art form of the North Vietnam. It associated with the rice growing agriculture and was the farmers’ creation as it used to be their entertainment when the rice fields would flood.

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    Settled in Dong Trieu Town of Quang Ninh province, only two hours away from the pristine Ha Long Bay, Yen Duc village will not fail to stun you with its pure beauty and way of life that few Vietnamese rural villages are able to remain. Take a stroll around the village to admire the endless green rice fields where storks soar into the sky, lovely lotus lakes that sparkle at every dawn and slow down here or there to wave at diligent, gentle and optimistic residents.

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    Such heaven of tranquility on earth serves as the best stage for an unforgettable water puppet show. Lively wooden figures picturing different individuals of a rural village such as farmers, fishermen, maidens, even fishes, ducks and dragons will appear from behind the curtain to tell history’s tales, folklore legends or any story close to people’s lives. The stage is a shallow pool whose back side is decorated as a typical temple entrance. Puppets move so smoothly on the water surface that no member of the audience can imagine some of them may weigh over 15 kg.

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    It is a special gift from the villagers with all their sincerity, warmth and friendliness. Furthermore, after the show, they can meet and exchange information with the performers behind the scene.

    Just when tourists are guessing the tour is coming to a peaceful end, this terrific little wonder in Yen Duc village will bring the excitement back and create an epic finish that lasts in their mind for long.
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