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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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This was easy walking distance from my hotel ( Intercontinental Asiana) and worth the visit . No opportunity to see a show , but the venue is elegant .

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This was easy walking distance from my hotel ( Intercontinental Asiana) and worth the visit . No opportunity to see a show , but the venue is elegant .

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Since my arrival in Saigon 8 months ago, The Saigon Opera house has been one of my go to places in Ho Chi Minh City, to get away from the busy streets to indulge myself in either a fantastic show like the AO show (showcasing stories from around Vietnam with acrobatics and local music) or the regular orchestrated performances by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

if travelers like French colonial architecture, the Saigon Opera House is a good fit, IMHO...... the place offers some other services like money changing, place to buy postcards and stamps, to do phone calls, etc....

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I love the Beautiful architecture of this building, which is in the elegant part of Saigon. I walked from the Reunification Palace to the General Post Office and onwards to the Opera House. Despite the mad traffic, it was lovely

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We went to a fantastic modern dance and music event called the A O Show at the start of our 2 week trip. The dancers were acrobatic and integrated so many traditional elements into their work - basket boats, fishing methods, percussion, traditional music, bamboo, which then evolved into scenes of contemporary urban life. Don't miss it.

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Boston, Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The show was very different then I have seen, a combination of dance, and acrobatics . We sat in the balcony a it crowed, but a good view.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Does not require much time but worth the look if you are in the area. A quick walk around in and out is all that is required. The ceiling is amazing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Could only see the exterior since there was a show scheduled. Nice area to walk and shop for souvenirs (Sapa Crafts and Fashion).

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Beautiful example of French colonial architecture and the perfect venue for the breathtaking Critique A O Show. Both are a must see

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This was right beside our hotel, a lovely view, especially illuminated at night, with the fountains playing.

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