The Quintessence of Tonkin

$30.00

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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

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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

The Story

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.

The Performers

There are two groups of performers in this show: local families of farmers, bringing their experience and showcasing their lives to the audiences, and a young team of talented Students from the Hanoi College of Dance, bringing youth and energy to the stage.

The Theater

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, we also had to develop a unique illumination system to light up the hills, 1.5km away, using 40 lamps of 1500 watts!

The Costumes

The costumes are made of traditional patterns and raw materials — silk and cotton. They are all made onsite, and in order to faithfully illustrate our history and culture, were produced under the supervision of a historian and multiple artisans.

Seating Plan

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Address: Da Phuc Village, Sai Son Commune, Quoc Oai District, Hanoi, Vietnam

20 KM, West of Hanoi / 35-40 minutes from Hanoi by bus

Performance Schedule: From 1st November 2017 onwards All days except Tuesday

Performance Time: 07:30 pm – 08:30pm

Price Ticket without dinner Ticket with dinner
Silver 30 USD 50 USD
Gold 35 USD 55 USD
Platinum 50 USD 65 USD
Ticket inclusion – Show admission

– Dinner (depend on type of ticket)

Added benefits (FOC) – Shuttle bus for bookings up to 10 tickets only.

  • Pick-up: 5:30pm from Hanoi Towers, 49 Hai Ba Trung Str, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Drop-off: 8:45pm from The Quintessence of Tonkin, Baara Land, Sai Son commune, Quoc Oai district, Hanoi

– This service needs to be reserved 3 days prior to the show date and to be confirmed subject to availability of the bus.

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.

 

Dinner Menu: Enjoy dinner at The Garlik Restaurant at La Paz Hanoi Hotel

Marinated beef with green mango salad/ Gỏi xoài xanh thịt bò xào
Traditional deep-fried crispy spring roll/ Nem truyền thống chiên giòn
Char-grilled beef with local herbs/ Thịt bò nướng than hoa
Work-fried chicken with lemongrass rock salt/ Gà rang muối sả
Wok-fried prawns with egg salt/ Tôm rang trứng muối
Stewed banana fish in clay pot/ Cá lóc kho tộ
Southern banana fish broth/ Canh chua cá lóc
Steamed rice/ Cơm trắng
Seasonal fresh fruit pater/ Đĩa trái cây theo mùa