Hanoi Art and Culture

Hanoi is a city filled with art and culture. Throughout the city, you can find galleries and studios tucked away down side streets and alleys. Aside from these smaller privately owned galleries, the city has some of its own large public galleries which are highly worth visiting. Aside from art, the city’s traditional culture can be witnessed and experienced in a number of ways. One of the best ways of achieving this experience is to attend a water puppet show at Thăng Long Theater. This remains to be one of the more unusual experiences that I’ve had in my travels and I highly suggest experiencing it. The who involve people behind a screen operating wooden puppets seemingly floating above the water. The show also features live music to accompany the story unfolding through the puppetry. As I stated in my last article, I suggest spending several days in Hanoi to be able to fully explore and take in all that the city has to offer. I spent the better part of a week in town and still feel like I had so much more to see.




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