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The Quintessence of Tonkin Show Ticket

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After ten years of planning and execution, “Tinh Hoa Bac Bo” - also known as “The quintessence of Tonkin”, is proud to be the first scenography stage in Vietnam, affirming the position of a leading cultural show in Hanoi. With hundreds of performers, an interactive water stage, and cutting-edge performance technology, the show gives both young adults and seniors a chance to learn about the history as well as the culture of Northern Vietnam from a contemporary viewpoint.

Departure:  daily
Theme: Cultural
Suitable: Young Adults, Seniors, Couples
Type: Private tour, Group tour, Join in tour

Tour Highlights

  • Witness the first and leading scenography show in Vietnam
  • Experience the highest level of water puppetry with this tale of the revered monk Tu Dao Hanh and the history of the legendary Thang Long royal castle
  • Take in a breathtaking extravaganza that incorporates performers, the mountains of Chua Thay, a dazzling light display, and an evocative soundtrack
  • Engage in the culture of the Northern delta and its inhabitants as they go about their everyday lives

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The Quintessence of Tonkin

Attend the unique performance, which is a delicate combination of 6 different aspects of the cultural Quintessence of Tonkin, including:

Poetry: The first scene opens up with a cozy Vietnamese hamlet. The image of young girls by the lotus pond, the teasing boys, and the poem exchange of young men and women make the opening more exciting and unique. The play's first act ends with a picture of a diligent mother and a calming lullaby by the cradle embodying folklore's North lullaby.

Buddhism: “Buddhism” depicts the founder of Thay Pagoda, Zen master Tu Dao Hanh, in a shimmering lotus garden. According to ancient tales, he taught people how to grow crops and execute traditional arts, such as water puppetry, which is now part of Vietnamese culture.

Nostalgia: The scene resembles the ancient Thang Long royal citadel. Students prepare their tents and mats for an exam. Heroic soundtracks and modern lighting show hardworking pupils who excel in literature and martial arts. This scene explains the Vietnamese past and pride.

Music & Painting: The dark lake backdrop emerges four female Quartet Paintings inspired by Ho Xuan Huong's poem "Tranh To Nu." Flute, Pi Ba, Erhu, and Lute are played by four ladies in traditional Vietnamese music.

Peace & Harmony: Associated with the wet rice civilization is the image of farmers going to the fields together, the scene is the most realistic depiction of the farmers’ life with muddy hands and feet that we often see in the folk songs of our ancestors.

Joy & Festival: From the Quan Ho melodies and the traditional games to the procession of the Song Loan and Song Dinh palanquins are brought to the stage vividly. The song "Nguoi Oi Nguoi O Dung Ve" (Dear my beloved, stay, please don’t go) played at the end of the play is both a greeting and an emotion that the entire cast and the people here want to send to the guests.

The Show Opens Up A Gentle Vietnamese Village Setting

The Show Opens Up A Gentle Vietnamese Village Setting

Meals: NA
Accommodation: NA

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Price & Inclusion

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Silver Ticket
US $35/pax

US $70
Gold Ticket
US $38/pax

US $76
Platinum Ticket
US $50/pax

US $100

Booking Policy

Price Includes

  • Entrace to the show

Price Excludes

  • Transfer from Hanoi center
  • Meals & Drink

Cancellation Policy

  • Non-cancel, Amendable

Children Policy

  • Under 1m: FOC
  • Between 1m - 1.2m: 75%
  • Above 1m2: 100%

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