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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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We saw the A O show in this nice little theater from the French colonial period. The troup was full of energy, youth, humor and ideas in their illustration of peasants and village... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We saw the A O show in this nice little theater from the French colonial period. The troup was full of energy, youth, humor and ideas in their illustration of peasants and village life. Light's arrangements made some scenes extremely beautiful and their acrobatics took benefit of the theater's architecture. A little expensive, though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Absolutely stunning this building, especially at night time. We wanted to see a performance, but unfortunately could not get ticket, what a shame...we were so look forward to it. Try to arrange with you hotel prior to arrival to have a better chance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Its a cultural hub of Ho Chi Minh city where one can experience traditional performances of Vietnam. Its located in the heart of District 1. They have various operas performed here and the tickets are quite reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building in the French style. Lovely to photograph day or night. There was a performance on the evening we were there but unfortunately we didn't have tickets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The opera house has an amazing architecture, and at night it's even more breathtaking. I highly recommend booking a ticket for a play, AO show was particularly really good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

When in Saigon, make sure to catch any performance/show at the Opera House. It may be a little pricey, but it's worth it. Performers are really talented.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

During a walking tour is possible this beautiful neoclassical building and located in very nice area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went there to watch the A O show, which was pretty good. I was clapping a lot. But OMG! They better do something about those toilets because they reek

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a perfect stopover for a late afternoon walk around HCM's uppity shopping district. There are coffee shops around and behind the opera house. Don't miss the spectacular Fountain park which is a just block away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the opera house for a cultural performance, the show was great depicting the lives of the people of Saigon since the war, well worth a look. The building it's self is magnificent inside and out. French colonial architecture has been preserved , take time to enjoy the ambiance.

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