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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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Looks beautiful!

We visited as part of a walking tour. Very French in architecture, as are a lot of the buildings in the area.

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

We visited as part of a walking tour. Very French in architecture, as are a lot of the buildings in the area.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

As opera houses go this is an average building, as seen from the outside. The inside takes some more work in decoration, still, unimpressive. I would say walk by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Historic place. The seating and the balconies inside remains old opera theaters you see in the movies... saw an acrobatic show, using only bamboo sticks and other elements in just fabulous ...this is a must see...

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I had some great times here Went to a show at the opera house recommended by our guide. The opera house is quite small but show was ok. Definitely aimed at the tourists -compared to most things the show was quite expensive -(about $40 a ticket). Not the best for amenities / food and beverages etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

A star attraction in Saigon's French colonial architecture. Unfortunately, there is no opera playing. There is a Vietnamese tourist circus show for package holidays instead. A real shame. Now and again there is some classical music. A beautiful building though.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate to see "Mist" at the Opera House while in Saigon. It was a highlight of our visit to the city. The theater is intimate, it seems like all the seats are good (ours certainly were), and tickets were both reasonably priced and delivered to our hotel. As an added plus, the theater's architecture is stunning.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

While admiring the classic Opera House building, me and my friend were greeted by welcoming and friendly staff. In particular, Nis who told us lots about the show and gave us a brilliant deal so we could afford to see the show on a backpacker budget. The Opera House is not too formal and so open to all. The show... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We watched "Mist" which was an hour long and very good although wouldn't have know what much of the performance was about had we not been 'briefed' beforehand. It isn't a grand Opera house- in fact very understated inside despite it outer appearance. A pleasant evening out in a very grand,opulent location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Classic building in which we saw A O Performance of acrobats reflecting the development from village life to modern era.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful building. It is nice to isten to a concert here. The acoustics are great. We loved the ambience and the whole experience. Would strongly recommend a visit.

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