Water Puppet Theater

Nha Trang

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Water Puppet Theater

For a memorable night of cultural immersion, visit an evening show at the Nha Trang Water Puppet Theatre. Water puppetry as an art form originated in northern Vietnam as early as the 11th century, and is kept alive by a small number of enthusiasts. Although production value is no match to that of bigger cities, the show itself feels thought out and intimate thanks to the smaller performance room. The show is narrated in Vietnamese, but the visual emphasis and engaging subject matter – folk tales and legends – make it easy to follow if you don't speak the language.

Bars & Nightlife

Nha Trang remains rather lively after sundown, with several institutions that draw in visitors every night without fail (these include The Sailing Club and Louisiane Brewhouse, for example). There is live music and entertainment to be had along the beach, plus bars with more of a 'dive' quality to them nestled deeper in town (Crazy Kim is our favourite one of those).