Hanoi Opera House
Hanoi Opera House
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Resembling the Opéra Palais Garnier, Hanoi Opera House, built in 10 years since 1911 by two French architects. The magnificent building became one of the top landmarks in Hanoi. The Opera House hosts cultural entertaining performances, bamboo cirque, contemporary dance, orchestra concerts and government events. Come to the front gate to check availability and ticket to a performance in this iconic building.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Soumodip D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Majestic Spectacle - The Hanoi Opera House
    A visit to the Hanoi Opera House is a must-do for any traveler to the city. From the lavish furnishings to the ornate columns and striking facade, the majestic building will leave you in awe. The grandeur of the structure is matched only by the quality of the performances that take place within its walls. Don't miss out on this unique experience - you won't regret it!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Jefferey
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A glimpse into French Colonial Charm
    The Hanoi Opera House stole our hearts with its elegant French colonial architecture. We took some stunning photos outside and felt transported back in time. A perfect spot for couples who appreciate a touch of European flair.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 21, 2024
  • Gilbert
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty facade, disappointing reality
    The Hanoi Opera House looks stunning from outside, but don't be fooled! We couldn't afford ticket prices and the surrounding area felt a bit sketchy. Stick to admiring the architecture from afar unless you're rolling in cash.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 21, 2024
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,576 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
At the heart of the "Old Quarter" stands the beautiful "Hanoi Opera House"! It was built around 1911 and modeled after Paris' "Opéra Garnier", with clear characteristics of French neoclassical architecture and also with gothic pillars and domes. It is certainly a Hanoi landmark! It was renovated in 1977 to its full glory and is absolutely magnicent! From its 600 seats, one can enjoy spectacles as Vietnamese operas, ballets, as well as traditional folk music and international concerts. Check its programme, buy a ticket and visit also its interior! Enjoy!
Written November 12, 2020
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines24,395 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I have visited Hanoi on several occasions and never get tired of looking at the Opera House, which was built by the French at the beginning of the 20th century. We happened to be there once again while waiting for our limousine bus to take us north. The Opera House seems to be the place where many buses arrange to pick up their passengers. A good choice.
Written April 7, 2023
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JMB50
Sprowston, UK395 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Although I was unable to go inside as it was early evening and people were arriving for a concert I was able to see the façade illuminated and it look magnificent. It is so like its Paris counterpart. I was only sorry I couldn't go inside.
Written January 29, 2020
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Good S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Its incredible! A great blend between contemporary show and Vietnam tradition. Music that is live is played with standard instruments however in a contemporary way. They explain to you the Vietnam identity in an extremely specific manner. You are able to observe poetry in the little materials they use, the styles they select, so the manner they normally use lights... I enjoyed it.
Written April 13, 2020
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Li Meng Meng
Vietnam179 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Business
I was invited to a conference in Hanoi Opera House. My first impression was the French colony’s architecture of the building from the outside to the inside. Really amazing. The music performed by the disabled students was also really great and impressive. I will come back soon to see more shows.
Written March 12, 2020
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Frances L
United Kingdom251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The Opera House is in the centre of Hanoi and so big and imposing amongst its surroundings it can't be missed . French architecture I believe and built in the 1900's. Lovely spacious foyer and comfortable seating. Tickets can be booked on line
Written July 30, 2020
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Travelaround59
London, UK2,027 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Yup...the Opera House is so similar to the Paris Opera House (just smaller!) that for a second you just think that you are in Paris.
Is a beautiful building that, luckily, has been spared all the communist propaganda of festoon and written notices on its front so that you can enjoy the lines of the architecture of the building.
Written February 12, 2020
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,457 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Closed during our visit but the frontage was very busy. There was a large number of students having their class graduation photo. A couple taking wedding pictures. The frontage is very attractive and it is easy to understand why locals come here for photoshoots. Something unique to Vietnam is taking photos before the actual event itself in attractive locations ! The Opera House is located at a very large (everywhere is busy) junction. The roundabout in front on the building is lit up at night so good to visit twice during the day and evening.
Written November 29, 2022
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Aguilar
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The show was an entertaining and nice experience with insights to Current life and vietnamese culture too. Easy to look at, not very long and appropriate perhaps for families and kids. Prior to the show, we participated in a brief (10min) trip to find out about the story of the structure. Excellent experience as an entire for me personally, the husband of mine and the older mom of mine, could happily recommend.
Written April 13, 2020
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juniper y
Toronto, Canada32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
A wonderful show, great lighting and choreography, nice traditional music with modern day illusions. All the artists are good performers and very good arobatic technique. An enjoyable show in a small theater. Love the bamboo props.
Expensive in local living standard for those higher price tickets, obviously produced for tourists.
Written January 10, 2020
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