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Entertaiment in Vietnam

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The thousands years history and the cultural climate in Vietnam is more vibrant, exciting and promising than ever.
Traditional music and theater are strongly promoted through culturalfestivals held all around the country. Although the nation’s rich artistic heritage draws international audiences, major cities also offer night clubs and bars. With its many contrasts and contradictions, Vietnam offers a heady mix of entertainment options to all.
Cheo or Vietnamese Popular Opera: includes dances, music and popular stories. The word cheo means “lyrics of folk ballad, proverb”. The optimist of cheo is expressed by wise, witty and intellectual laughter Kim Ma Theatre at 71 Kim Ma street, Ha Noi and every Friday show at 20:00
Ticket price: 120.000VND

Water puppet Show is a type ofartistic performance particular to the Vietnamese. The ponds are the lively stage of the performance. Puppets are made of wood and coated with waterproof paint. There are 2 places for this show

1. Thang Long water puppetry theatre
Add: 57B Dinh Tien Hoang street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi
Each show lasts 45 minutes and there are 05 shows per day from 15:30, 17:00, 18:30, 20:00, 21:15 and one more morning show in Sunday at 9:00
Ticket price: 60.000VND or 100.000VND 

2. Vietnam Puppetry Theatre
Add: 361 Truong Chinh road, Thanh Xuan district, Ha Noi
Each show lasts 45 minutes and there are 03 shows per day from 16:00, 17:00, 18:30
Ticket price: 70.000VND

À Ố Show: 
Add: Sai Gon Opera House, 7 Cong Truong Lam Son, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city

Duration show is 60 minutes from 17:00, 18:00 and 20:00 and show schedule is not fixed, change every month
Ticket price: from 630.000 – 1.470.000VND per ticket
A different perspective inspired by a way of life and captured through mesmerizing sounds, enchanting moments, dynamic acrobatics and artistry of imagination. Upon entering the theater, audiences will hear the noises as if they were in a village but all of a sudden got caught in the cacophony of the city. À Ố Show will take you to the serene and beautiful village of South Vietnam and then right back to the ruckus of the hasty city life. At some point, audience can fell the vibrant of the city at the same time breathe the breezy fresh air whip on the face of a farmer. Performances and technical skills presented in groups according to the nature of each scene.

Gentle Hue - A monthly performance art show
Add: 300-year-old Kim Long Temple, 108 Kim Long Street, Kim Long Ward, Hue city
Hue diu dang will take place on every 30th of month
The program will highlight the beauty of Hue women through an ao dai fashion show featuring lotus flowers and the Nguyen Dynasty’s royal seals, traditional music and songs by local senior artists.
During the hour-long show, the audience will be served lotus tea and traditional Hue cakes prepared by Kim Long artisans.

Bars and Pubs
Vietnamese style pubs tend to be karaoke lounges. However, the increasing number of expats has casued a boom in western style pubs. In Ha Noi, nightspots are small and center around Hoan Kiem Lake and Old Quarter but in Ho Chi Minh city is as the mushroom growth in the center also. The drinks in the bars and clubs are very expensive.
Ho Chi Minh city’s backpacker is in and around Pham Ngu Lao street, boasts a string of dingy bars and lively clubs. Among them 163 Cyclo Bar (163 Pham Ngu Lao, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh) is the most up scale, California Pizza Works (25B Tran Can Van, dist 1, Ho Chi Minh) and Red Dot (15/17 Phan Van Dat, dist 1, Ho Chi Minh) are provide beers along with bites to eat, Ha Noi may be quite as glamorous as Ho Chi Minh city but its inhabitants know how to enjoy themselves. Bobby Chin (77 Xuan Dieu, Ha Noi) is the closest there is to a wine bar. Classical music on piano and violin is played at O.V Club (15 Ngo Quyen, Ha Noi) but top spot is the
superb Jazz Club (31 Luong Van Can, Ha Noi) where sax master Quyen Van Minh jams almost every night. Seventeen Saloon (98B Tran Hung Dao, Ha Noi) is all about the Wild West). Nha Trang’s Louisiane Brewhouse (Lot 29, Tran Phu, Nha Trang) is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening while La Bella Napoli (60 Hung Vuong, Nha Trang) serves the only glass of grappa in town. In Hue, DMZ Bar (60 Le Loi, Hue) oozesold-world charm and Why Not Bar (21 Vo Thi Sau, Hue) is perfect for a long cocktail

Movies: Vietnam movies are rarely dubbed or subtitled for an English-speaking audience. However, some movie halls in Hanoi such as Cinematheque (22A Hai Ba Trung, Ha Noi) and L’Espace (24 Trang Tien, Ha Noi)  are noteworthy venue for locally produced art and foreign language films. In Ho Chi Minh city, Galaxy Cinema and Diamond Plaza feature the latest international releases.