The Quintessence Of Tonkin Show & Private Transfers

The Quintessence Of Tonkin Show & Private Transfers


  • Taste local foods of the region.
  • Enjoy a marvelous spectacular cultural performance.
  • Immerse yourself into Vietnamese history and culture from a contemporary perspective, with hundreds of performers, an interactive stage, and state-of-the-art technology.
  • Watch in awe as water puppetry, lights, music, and nature bring you a dazzling set of performances.
  • Relive the fascinating history of Red River Delta through the production's masterful use of natural elements and set design.
  • Seclude yourself within tranquil surroundings inspired by the Thay Pagoda.
Age range
13 - 90 years old

Born from an artistic vision to showcase the cultural highlights of northern Vietnam, The Quintessence of Tonkin blends skillful performers, friendly locals, a mermerising set, delightful water puppetry, a stunning light show, an evocative soundtrack and the Thay Mountain into a breathtaking open air spectacle that is both emotive and uplifting. Watch a contemporary take on the way of life in Vietnam as the show delves into 6 different acts: Poetry, Buddhism, Nostalgia, Music & Painting, Peace & Harmony, and Joy & Festival. Don’t miss out on The Quintessence of Tonkin show – the first “real life performance” in Vietnam for a genuine cultural experience if you stay in Hanoi! Book a seat and your private round-trip transfer for the show with Vietnam Travel now!


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  1. Detailed Itinerary of The Quintessence Of Tonkin Show With Private Transfers

    17:00: Vietnam Travel's private driver will pick you up in Hanoi Center then transfer you to Sai Son Village where you'll experience The Quintessence of Tonkin Show. It occupies a space close to Thay Pagoda, a special National Cultural Heritage site and one of the oldest Buddhist pagodas in Vietnam.
    18:10: Enjoy dinner (at your own account) before the show at Cho Que, a nearby restaurant that serves authentic Vietnamese food. To exchange/ get foods or drinks, you'll need to buy coupon vouchers at the ticket counter. Listen to traditional music performed by local artists or try your skills by legs with Vietnamese bamboo dance.
    19:00: Enjoy 60 minutes of the show which will tell you about the culture of the Northern Vietnam. Lay your eyes upon the open-air set up of the show, reminiscent of the Red Delta River's glory days. Take in the stunning lights and the evocative soundtrack of every scene in the show. The stage is large enough to accommodate all 250 performers at once and is submerged under 10 centimetres water. This allows for a unique theatrical displays and provides an unusual canvas for Vietnam's more striking cultural treasures, such as water puppetry and dragon boat racing, to be creatively portrayed. The Quintessence of Tonkin performers comprise two troupes: the farmers and their families from the local village who have trained for two years, and junior and senior dance students from Vietnam Dance College. Together, the farmers and dance students bring the show to life in a compelling visual performance.
    20:10: After the show you may like to take some photos with the dancers/ artists then meet your driver and travel back to Hanoi. Tour ends at your hotel by 21:30.

    Schedule details:
    Duration: 4 hours
    Departure time: 17:00
    Show time: 19:00 – 20:00
    Pick-up & drop-off point: Pick up at centrally located hotels in Hanoi.


    - Show dates vary every week; the booking calendar will be updated weekly until the end of the year.
    - Shuttle bus transfer is  also available and upon request (100,000 VND/ person/ round-trip). Pick-up & drop-off point is at Hanoi Tower - 49 Hai Ba Trung Street.

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