Hanoi: The Quintessence of Tonkin - MUST-SEE CULTURAL SPECTACLE

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Departs: Hanoi, Hanoi

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Vietnam's Must-see Outdoor Cultural Spectacle
• Explores the deep-rooted culture of northern Vietnam
• Drawing upon the rich history of the Red River Delta provinces
• Sharing northern Vietnamese tradition from a contemporary perspective

The Story immerges in history and culture 
• The stage occupies a space close to Chua Thay, one of the oldest Buddhist pagodas in Vietnam
• The audience watches the performance to the backdrop of the pagoda

Real People, Real Performer 

These local farmers know the story of countryside dwelling – farming, fishing, and festivals – better than anyone. It is their story to tell…”
• The performance does not employ professional performers
• All the performers are locals, trained specifically for the spectacle
• Each performer has undergone a rigorous 1-year training program

This is more than just a show – it’s an experience.

What's Included

Drop off at meeting point with shuttle bus (private transfer on the request)

Pick up at meeting point with shuttle bus (private transfer on the request)

The Quintessence of Tonkin Ticket

Vietnam Traditional Games

What's Not Included

Dinner (available upon your request with surcharge $18/person)


Private car/mini van on the request

You can try local food at Village Market

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 80

Additional Info

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

The Quintessence of Tonkin invites you to go through the gate of our ancient Vietnamese village and tells you the story of thousand years of literature in one hour.

The Show

The Show draws inspiration from the spiritual history of the nearby Thay Pagoda telling the story of the pagoda's founding by venerable monk Tu Dao Hanh, and explains the ancient union between religion and the monarchy.

Years in the making and with hundreds of performers, an interactive stage, state-of-the-art technology, and a stunning setting, this live spectacle is an unmissable highlight of any trip to Hanoi

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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