The Quintessence of Tonkin 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. An open air stunning setting in the rice fields with the Thay Mountain as a backdrop, an interactive stage, state-of-the-art technology, designed in the architecture of a village in the northern Vietnam, including a mountain lighting system with unprecedented capacity sets the background for the spectacle.
The theater itself is an engineering masterpiece. The natural lake was transformed into a stage, including a state-of-the-art hydrothermal system that raises the 15-ton Thuy Dinh pagoda from under the water in just under a minute. As the Thay Mountain composes the background of the scenery.
The Story of the play
You will experience six aspects of the cultural Quintessence of Tonkin: Poetry, Buddhism, Nostalgia, Music & Painting, Joy & Festivities.
Not only opening up the cultural space of the northern delta with people’s daily life activities, the play also shows the audience the best of the water puppetry art with the story of the venerable monk Tu Dao Hanh and the history of the ancient Thang Long royal palace.
PLATINUM – $53/ticket
The best seats of the house! A guaranteed central view under a covered, VIP area.
GOLD – $40/ticket
Be sure to have an excellent central view with our Gold package.
SILVER – $35/ticket
An incredible experience at a great value.
SHOW TIME: 19.30-20.30
Venue: Baara Land, near Thay Pagoda, about 25 km from Hanoi downtown, you can rent a car in Hanoi for the show.