3 must-see cultural performances in Hoi An

If you’re planning to stay overnight in Hoi An, there’s a wealth of experiences you simply can’t miss. One standout is the cultural shows, where the stories of the land and its people are brought to life through melodious tunes, graceful dances, and mesmerizing performances. Here are three must-see shows that might just inspire you to revise your itinerary. Join us in exploring these cultural gems! Let’s explore with us in the blog post below!

Ky Uc Hoi An: Cultural storytelling and art performances.

"Ky Uc Hoi An" is a cultural and storytelling show that brings visitors back to Hoi An in its golden era, between the 16th and 17th centuries. The stage features five distinct acts that chronicle the evolution of the ancient town:

  • Part 1: Birth – This act depicts the early settlers of Hoi An working diligently to build their homeland.
  • Part 2: Wedding – This act celebrates the Cham culture and the regal wedding of Princess Huyen Tran and King Che Man, a significant historical event marking cultural exchange between two nationalities.
  • Part 3: Lanterns and the Sea – This act tells the love story of a Faifo’s woman and a fisherman, highlighting a beautiful traditional aspect of Hoi An’s culture.
  • Part 4: Dockside: This act showcases the bustling Faifo port, one of Southeast Asia’s busiest trading hubs during the 16th-17th centuries, emphasizing Hoi An’s cultural integration and diversity.
  • Part 5: Ao Dai – This act portrays the elegance and gracefulness of ancient town’s women through Ao Dai, symbolizing the commitment to preserving cultural beauty and the connection between the past and the future

This show is a brief recap of Hoi An’s development history. With a vast stage of 25,000 square meters, 500 talented performers, and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, “Ky Uc Hoi An” offers an immersive experience that is sure to leave you in awe. 

Show information:

  • Time: 8 PM – 9 PM daily (except Tuesday)
  • Location: An Tuong Hoi An Park, Con Hen, Cam Nam Ward, Hoi An City.
  • Tickets: Available on Ky Uc Hoi An’s website  
    • Adults: ECO – HI – VIP: 600,000 VND – 750,000 VND – 1,200,000 VND/person.
    • Children: ECO – HI – VIP: 150,000 VND – 300,000 VND – 600,000 VND/person.

Teh Dar show: The mystical Tay Nguyen

The Teh Dar is the show that masterfully blends circus performance and cultural storytelling to depict the beauty and heritage of Vietnam’s Central Highlands (Tay Nguyen). The highlight of the show lies in its breathtaking bamboo circus acts, including juggling, acrobatics, and aerial performances. The traditional instrumentals like gongs and flutes also help enhance the show, delivering the untamed beauty of Tay Nguyen. Besides, bamboo is also ingeniously used to create the stage setting, replicating the mountain and traditional villages in uniquely captivating ways.

The entire narrative unfolds through expressive body language and ethnic music, seamlessly conveying tales of primordial forests, romantic love, and fierce tribal battles without a single spoken word. By the end of the show, audiences are often profoundly moved by the rich traditions and majestic landscapes of the Central Highlands, sparking a desire to explore this mystical region.

For those curious about the Central Highlands, the Teh Dar Show is the perfect introduction to a journey that promises to be both enchanting and enlightening.

Show Information:

  • Time: 6 PM daily (except Friday)
  • Location: Lune Hoi An, 1A Nguyen Phuc Chu Street, Minh An Ward, Hoi An City.
  • Tickets: Available on Lune’s website
    • aah! Zone: 700,000 VND/person.
    • ooh! Zone: 1,150,000 VND/person.
    • wow! Zone: 1,600,000 VND/person

Water puppetry show: A story of Quang Nam’s life

Hoi An’s water puppetry is a mesmerizing art form where skillful puppeteers bring wooden puppets to life on the water’s surface. Each gesture and movement perfectly captures the local cultural tableau—from diligent farmers working in the fields to children playing by the river to the traditional ceremonies of the Quang Nam people. The performances are accompanied by soothing music, melodious singing, and elaborate costumes, creating an immersive and captivating cultural feast.

Additionally, this show is inspired by the Cham’s Water Procession Festival at the ancient well on “Cu Lao Cham”. It is an experience suitable for all ages, especially families with children. It offers youngsters a lively and engaging way to learn about traditional culture.

Show Information:

  • Time: 5 PM – 7 PM daily (except Tuesday)
  • Location: An Tuong Hoi An Park, Con Hen, Cam Nam Ward, Hoi An City.
  • Tickets: Available at the entrance.
    • Children: 25,000 VND/person.
    • Adults: 50,000 VND/person.

We sincerely hope these recommendations above will help enhance your travel experience, add an extra layer of delight to your itinerary, and leave a memorable imprint on your journey. 


At Da Nang International Terminal, we are eagerly awaiting your arrival, ready to provide you with a warm and hospitable welcome. Let us be your gateway to an extraordinary journey filled with unforgettable experiences and cherished memories. See you soon!


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