"Real Life Performance" in Vietnam
Born from an artistic vision to tell the story of the cultural highlights of Northern Vietnam — the show skillfully blends real life performers, delightful water puppetry, a stunning light show, an evocative soundtrack and the mountains of Thay Pagoda into a jaw-dropping extravaganza that tugs on the heart strings.  With the celebration of the history of northern Vietnam and the preservation of traditional water puppetry at its heart, The Quintessence of Tonkin is also an emotional expression of the ancient union between religion and monarchy. The show is romantic, poetic and emotional, and brings freshness and excitement to Vietnamese entertainment.
Vietnam's 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
• Performance can be combined with a visit to Chua Thay (also Chua Tay Phuong, Ba Vi, Duong Lam, and surrounding countryside).
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.

Performance Time

07:30 pm - 08:30pm



Show Only

Show + Dinner

Art &  Herritage Tour +  Show

Art & Herritage Tour + Dinner + Show

Public Rate
















Ticket inclusion

- Show admission
- Dinner, Art & Heritage Tour  (depends on type of ticket)

Art & Heritage Tours

- 15:00 - 15:45 : Visiting Ca Pagoda 
- 15:45 - 16:45 : Visiting One Proof Pagoda 
- 16:45 - 17:45 : Visiting Madam Bich's Art & Antique collection
- 17:45 - 18:15 : refreshment at the hotel 
- 18:15 - 19:15 : Dinner ( Vietnamese set dinner)
- 19:15 - 19:30 : At 'Chợ Quê' within the Tonkin Site 
- 19:30 - 20:30 : Tonkin Show Performance 

- Price : As mention above 
- Not include transfer from Hanoi to Baara Land / Tonkin Show & back to HN

Added benefits (FOC)

- Shuttle bus for bookings up to 10 tickets only.
- This service needs to be reserved 2 days prior to the show date and to be confirmed subject to availability of the bus.

Bus schedule

- Pick-up   : 17:30 from Hanoi Tower, 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Drop-off : 20:45 from Baara Land, Sai Son Commune, Quoc Oai District, Hanoi
- Guests should present at the pick-up point 10 minutes earlier to the bus departure. Our bus will leave at 17:30 sharp, so guests will be on their own transfer arrangement to the show site if guests not presents at the pick-up point on time.

Booking conditions

- All reservations are pre-paid, non-refundable but can be amended within the validity of the promotion. These amendments/ re-bookings will be confirmed subject to the availability.
- For bookings less than 25 tickets, 3 days prior to the show date is required for any amendments/re-bookings.
- For booking with 25 tickets and above, 7 days prior to the show date is required for any amendments/ re-bookings.
- Children under 5 years old are not admitted into the show.
- 1 FOC ticket for every 25 paying tickets and maximum 5 FOC tickets per group.
- This promotion is not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions.