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“Beautiful building set in a motorbike parking lot.”

Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)
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$30.00*
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A O Show in Ho Chi Minh City
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Built in 1898 following the “flamboyant” style of the French 3rd Republic, Saigon Opera House was certified a National Relic & one of the top Ho Chi Minh City attractions. 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.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

Beautiful restored building. well worth fighting your way across the road for a look see. Or take it all in from the continental shelf.

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Reviewed December 7, 2014

This building itself is amazing architecturally. And i watched The AO show in my last nite in HCMC on 15 Nov. The show was creative but not so wow in terms of the acrobatic skills..

Overall... it was a nite to remember..

GEORGINA MIEKE
JAKARTA

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Reviewed December 7, 2014

There are not that many genuine tourist attractions in Saigon, The Opera House is one of them, and does not disappoint. It is easy to get to, and the general area is clean and upmarket. There's a large square in front which keeps the traffic away, at the rear there's a decent coffee shop and the Hyatt Hotel across the road from the coffee shop. All this tends to make it look good.
At night it is illuminated and is even nicer to look at and photograph. When I approached the theatre lobby there appeared to be a no day visitor look about it, but I was immediately approached by a very polite and attractive young uniformed lady who invited me to enter the theatre to look around. I was very impressed with all this, and made sure that she knew that my video pictures will go to several western countries with a glowing review of the place.
So the Opera Theatre Saigon, is well worth a visit, even if not for a show.

1  Thank Graeme S
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Reviewed December 6, 2014

As a last minute decision to go see a show at the Opera House. It was an awesome show. It's like Vietnam's answer to Cirque. Using acrobatic skills and bamboo products it tells the story of Vietnam evolution. Both of were truly impressed and very glad that we went for the show.
Highly recommended to anyone who may be considering it. Absolutely love it. The building itself is quite pretty as well.

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Reviewed December 5, 2014

We made a good choice when we booked to see the AO show at the Opera House. The show combined acrobatics with contemporary dance but I would say that this Vietnamese company has a unique take on this. It gave us a glimpse into the ancient cultural heritage of the country with its imaginative sets and exciting choreography which also seem to comprise some form of martial arts. As we started our trip in Ho Chi Minh this was a surprising and hugely enjoyable kick start to our holiday

1  Thank HM J
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