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

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. See Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater) and all Ho Chi Minh City has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ho Chi Minh City trip planner .
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  • If you like tribes show, you gonna go for this. Not a very big theatre but well maintained. Easy access from other tourist spot.  more »
  • Inside is beautiful and you are greeted with herbal teas. We watched a great performance of kung fu style dance. Worth the visit if you want a romantic night out. Surrounded by lots of fancy restauran...  more »
  • If you travel to Ho Chi Minh, you should watch the AO show (Teh Dar)!!! A true cultural masterpiece. From the sounds they create to the acrobatic stunts, truly a world class performance. No travel to ...  more »
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  • Watched a fantastic theatre performance if some description here. Can't remember the name of it but it was like a mix between Cirque DU Soleil and something else. Absolutely loved it in every way. The theatre itself is great, perfect seating positions and comfortable as well. The architecture is also very impressive.
  • Sporting unique French inspired architecture the City Opera House is well worth a visit. Be aware that you may have to traverse some quite hairy street crossings to get there if you are walking from another part of the city. Check this one out if you are into admiring elegant buildings
  • I went to the show, "Teh Dar", which beautifully blended acrobatics, story-telling and traditional Vietnamese music. It began as a very upbeat and engaging show, but gradually slowed down 20 minutes or so in, to the point where several audience members were checking their watch..myself included. Overall, it was a great experience in Ho Chi Minh - especially when accompanied by a walk around Time Square afterwards. I would have given it 5 stars if the show kept pace throughout.
  • The decoration inside are beautiful. But the show was nice but not like we expected, it was more for vietnamese viewers than westerns viewers. They put a lot of air conditioning, I was cold, take warm clothes !
  • Beautiful building. The opera room is nice and intimate, cannot hold huge crowds which was perfect. The Teh bar show is AMAZING, would 100% recommend while in Vietnam. No photos or videos allowed during shows which was also great as you don't have a huge iPad etc obstructing your view in front and forces people to actually live in the moment and enjoy with their eyes and not through a screen. Wonderful experience.
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