In order to facilitate the performances of folk puppetry troupes from the Red River Delta to better serve the public at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, a new pavilion has been constructed at the open-air exhibition from June to October 2015.
The work is done by artistans from Chàng Sơn Village, Thạch Thất District, Hà Nội, according to reference of the traditional pavilions built at Thầy Pagoda, Cổ Loa Citadel, Gióng Temple etc. and particular consultation of artisans from such water puppetry troups as Bình Phú, Chàng Sơn (Hà Nội); Hồng Phong, Thanh Hải (Hải Dương Province); Nghĩa Hưng (Nam Định Province); Nguyên Xá (Thái Bình Province). The pavilion is constructed following traditional architecture style with ends of eave-corners curving and slightly soaring upwards, imperial shoe-cap shaped roof tiles, and the frame and columns made of ironwood.
The new pavilion is located at the east side of the Museum, its front looks to the west where five raked rows of more than 100 seats and a retractable roof will be installed, which will facilitate visitors in watching water puppet performances. Also, a small shelter with an area of 9 meter square is built on the water as place for the musicians. Its eaves and decorative patterns are the same with those of the pavilion, which creat an overall harmonious architecture.