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Address: 1 Trang Tien St, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 84 04 9330113
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This leading performance hall is famous for being an architectural mimic...
This leading performance hall is famous for being an architectural mimic of the grand Paris Opera.
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I went to see the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra - with music from Barber, Prokofiev and Elgar, and the symphony did not disappoint. The opera house is beautiful, though an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The hallmark of the Opera House is its brilliant architecture, reminiscent of Vietnam's French colonial influence. I believe the Opera was a replica of the Palais Garnier in Paris, & looks quite like it in its architectural style. When we visited the Opera House, it was hosting an orchestra programme on Beethoven.

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Seattle, Washington
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Poetic, culturally enriching, fun, elegant, friendly. We were not sure we would like it given how touristy it seemed, but loved every minute of the show in this superb setting.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I went to see the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra - with music from Barber, Prokofiev and Elgar, and the symphony did not disappoint. The opera house is beautiful, though an internal restoration would be great. The only drawback is the lack of public restrooms within the opera house. Otherwise, there is a wonderful intimacy between the audience and the performers... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

What is there not to like about getting the best seats for £15 and listening to Barber, Prokofiev & Elgar - great stuff - you can buy tickets at the box offices

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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It really does look like the Opera Garnier, and it is charming to see the couples taking wedding photos outside. I only regret that I hadn't planned in advance to see a performance there. This is worth checking out if you're interested in going to the symphony on your trip.

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Managua, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I go to the symphony here as often as possible. On several occasions, the symphony was conducted by a very energetic young Vietnamese man who really adds to the delightful atmosphere. The orchestra has given some very inspiring performances while I was there. They deserve a supportive community!

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

From here, you can access the old quarter, Taste Trang Tien Ice Cream with the old method we used 23 years ago . After a short walk you can find a lot pub, bar, restaurant near the old opera house in Trang Tien, Tong Dan, Hai Ba Trung , Ly Thuong Kiet. A must must

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I have attended many functions at this venue, and it is very elegantly decorated. The seats on the main floor are not particularly comfortable. I would suggest getting seats in a box for a more comfortable chair, or in the center of the first balcony for the best view.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

An essential part of Hanoi’s 000 year history, Hanoi Opera House is without doubt one of the most famous cultural and architectural monuments of Hanoi. Located on the famous August Revolution Square, Hanoi Opera House is just a few steps from Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Old Quarter and Vietnam History Museum. The Opera house was constructed for ten years from... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Hanoi Opera House is located on the August Revolution Square, between the 6-way crossroads of the streets namely Trang Tien, Phan Chu Trinh, Ly Thai To, Le Thai Tong close to Hoan Kiem lake and Vietnamese history museum. Hanoi Opera house , a smaller version of the Opera Garnire in Paris, was built from 1901 to 1911. This is one... More 

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