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Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)

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Address: Intersection of Le Loi and Dong Khoi Sts | Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone Number: (84-8) 825 1563
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This stately landmark building hosts more than just opera; it's also home...
This stately landmark building hosts more than just opera; it's also home to classical recitals, pop concerts and dance.
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Must watch, very contemporary performance with traditional value. I like to recommend people to see!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Binan City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The outside of the Opera house was beautiful! The architecture stunning. But you can't go inside unless you pay to see the cultural show.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Must watch, very contemporary performance with traditional value. I like to recommend people to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The AO Show at the Saigon Opera House is a great mixture of Cirque du Soleil moves and a simple history lesson.

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Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

small building compared to European opera houses, watched Ah&Oh-show there, bring warm clothes for the Aircon works very fine!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is a find old building which has "Vietnam History", you can see the French influence on the design externally & internally. Whilst in Saigon visited the Opera House to see a local show, excellent experience.

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Morton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Program was not that interesting, but it's very convenient, something you should consider. Interesting architecture, but not up to Paris standards, but this isn't Paris!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We watch The AO Show at the Saigon Opera House. Wow. Besides being in a stunning historical building in the middle of a vibrant hustle and bustle area, the AO Show was an amazing show. Highly recommended and you find yourself speechless every few minutes. Sometimes the cast even come out at the end for photos which is a huge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It was a really great performance. Although it is a cultural show, but it is a very entertaining cultural show that you will never fall asleep. You will be amazed by their skill as well as their sense of humor. A must watch show!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

If you a free night the show is worth seeing, goes for around an hour and is very clever. The opera house is pretty and worth a look around for those who like architecture. The show apparently changes every few months with deferent acts.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Of the three main municipal remnants of the colonial period, (post office and cathedral) this is far and away the most beautiful and woth a walk all the way around for a complete view of the buildings decoration.

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