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Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)

Intersection of Le Loi and Dong Khoi Sts | Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
(84-8) 825 1563
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Theaters, Operas
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Founded in 1994, the Saigon Opera House hosts one of the cities premiere entertainment companies called the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony... more »
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York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Nice from the outside and nice inside. Had the opportunity to stay in for an hour as we were attending the A O Show.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Went into Opera House for AO Show. Pleasant place and centralized landmark. There is Highland Coffee behind the building. Just another place for photo taking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

The design and architecture of the building is impressive. Well maintained and size is just right for the ao show. When you get inside you will feel that you are in a different era. Must see when you are in hcmc.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

While the Cirque style, contemporary dance bamboo show was enthusiastically performed with lots of fast running and jumping ,it did not do the Grand venue justice . This type of amateur show would be more in keeping with a cultural village type of atmosphere. The Opera House deserves to have world class opera, ballet and theatre performed here. Well worth... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The architexture is beautiful. Couldnt go inside which was a shame. It is good central landmark to prevent you getting lost

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Didn't go inside, but nice to know it has been upkept and still in use. Looked like an outside bar or refreshment area for those who have time.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My favorite building in Saigon (The old Post Office building is next on my list). Sometime in the late 90's the outside was restored to it's original look. The inside is still charming but was not restored to it's original ornate state. The building served as the national assembly building for the southern government before reunification in 1975 and all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I guess its one of the main attraction/historical building in ho chi minh city. Not to be missed since its just next to our hotel.

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Perth, Western Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Title says it all…lovely building which was a must to wander past. So - do it and then tick it off your list :)

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

nice place and it's worth to enjoy art show here: A O SHOW is an example: I can see all the beauty of farmer and citizen and old people in Vietnam

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