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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  • We like to sit outside and take coffee or tea especially on Saturday morning when the free band plays. 
  • Ok, it has Opera House in its name, but there is not much to see or do here. I was more impressed with the students out the front doing research on their "english" skills. Couple of good photos and I ...  more »
  • Built in 1897 by French architect Eugène Ferret as the Opėra de Saigon, the 800 seat building was used as the home of the Lower House assembly of South Vietnam after 1956. It was not until 1975 that i...  more »
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  • Love the architecture and love the A O Show even more. Get the package that they offer and you won't feel that the tickets are all that expensive. The show will leave you going WOW!
  • Nice place to see A O Show. It's a traditional show of Vietnam. The ticket is quite expensive: 500 000VND/pax but I think it's worth!
  • An exquisite example of colonial French Architecture. The Saigon Opera House is home to an exciting range of international and Vietnamese cultural events. A must see location for any intrepid traveler to HCMC.
  • Good view place which looks to Le Loi street, one of the most beautiful street in Sai Gon. This opera house is closed to Metro railway station
  • The hall is beautiful and small enough to get the best sound effect. Very satisfied joining a lovely concert here xD