Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater), Ho Chi Minh City

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Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater) serves as a prominent hub for high-profile events and cultural evenings. Regarded as a remarkable example of French Colonial architecture, the symmetrical and ornate structure dates back to 1897 and was modeled after the Opera Garnier in Paris. Upon you arrival, notice the elaborate facade with stone-carved statues. The interior boasts many decorative elements imported from France, such as crystal chandeliers, granite flooring, and furnishings. Make Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater) a part of your Ho Chi Minh City vacation plans using our Ho Chi Minh City trip builder.
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  • The only place to enjoy opera and teatre in the city! Anyways, the show I went was about vietnamese culture, was very good and fun! 
  • Another thing you will see on the full day tour by Buffalo Tours. It started to rain so we didn't get to see inside. But if you've been to Hanoi - its very very similar. Lovely work manship. 
  • The steps in front are the gathering spot for locals during day and night. We had a chance to see the free performance of a local? jazz band on Sunday morning. According to a local people, it's held o...  read more »
  • I've been inside the Saigon Opera House twice, first as part of the audience and second as a performer. As a performer, we love the sounds, it was very easy to hear your voice and I learned that the equipment they are using is considered top of the line. I've watched a concert of Bangkok Symphony and also the sounds were spectacular.
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  • Best viewed from outside. Last time I went inside for a performance, the seats were unbearable and air conditioning non existent. Beautiful French architecture from a different era.
  • - Historical architecture worth seeing when you are in Ho Chi Minh city, especially in the morning (around 8AM) of weekend, they often have a band performing to the public or some sort of similar activities for tourists - Tourist should visit the opera house at night time to have great view of the city life.
  • The AO show (Vietnamese acrobats) is fantastic. Free tea and a tour of the theater before the show starts.
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