Dao Thuc water puppet art troupe was formed in 17th century by Dao Dang Khiem, who used to be a high-ranking royal mandarin. When he retired, he lived in seclusion in the village and he taught the villages about the art as well as some other trades. That’s why the villagers worshiped him as the tutelary god. Dao Thuc villagers have special custom. Anyone who starts to learn the trade has to present themselves in front of the tutelary god. Before each show, the performers come here to burn incense to commemorate their ancestor. According to Phong who has worked as a puppeteer for more than 30 years, they give about 20 performances each month. These performances mainly serve for visitors who are enjoying their incredible Vietnam itineraries.
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Dao Thuc Water Puppet
Address: Dao Thuc village, Thuy Lam commune, Dong Anh district