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Opera House
Holiday Travel Guide

This stunning theater, with its glistening white architecture and curved lines, makes it easy to forget that you are in Ho Chi Minh City and not in Paris.

Whether you are a cultural enthusiast or simply appreciate beautiful architecture, the Saigon Opera House is a sight not to be missed. Also known as The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, this gleaming white landmark is a visual reminder that Saigon was the capital of French Indochina at the turn of the 20th century.

Observe the building’s majestic design, influenced by French colonialism. Its roof and all of its ornamental pieces were flown in from Paris and all of its décor and furnishings were designed by a French artist.

After World War I, criticisms of the theater’s French appearance impelled the city to remove the decorations, statues and engravings that adorned the outside of the opera house. To celebrate Ho Chi Minh City’s 300th birthday in 1998, the Saigon Opera House was restored to its original splendor. Admire the white statues at the entrance, colorful tiled floors and opulent chandeliers.

Besides opera, Saigon Opera House hosts a variety of shows, from ballets to plays to traditional Vietnamese dance. Find a performance to pique your interest and enjoy a few hours of entertainment in this beautiful venue. Enjoy the view from your seat in the grand,which can fit 1800 patrons.

The Saigon Opera House is located in the heart of the bustling District 1 area. It is only open to the public during events. Purchase tickets at the box office or at the venue itself.

Other relics of French Colonial rule, such as Saigon Notre Dame Basilica and Reunification Palace, are within easy walking distance. Looking out at the wide tree-lined boulevard that surrounds Saigon Opera House, you may need to remind yourself that you are in Vietnam and not France.

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Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
4 out of 5
26 Thi Sach st, Ben Nghe ward, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$57 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in District 1, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Vincom Center Shopping Mall, Parkson Plaza and Opera House. Ho Chi Minh City Hall and Saigon Central ...

4.3/5Excellent! (82 reviews)
Cute hotel

"The lobby was amazing, it was very beautiful, I can tell before is a very old hotel, and they did some remodeling to the hotel, I think is a very nice and reasonable price for the room. recommend to everyone who wants to stay in Saigon."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar,2020

Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
15/1A-15A/57A Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$58 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in District 1, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Saigon River, Vincom Center Shopping Mall, and Ho Chi Minh City Hall. Opera House and Saigon ...

4.3/5Excellent! (514 reviews)

"Hotel staff was really friendly and helpful helped us book trips change money we upgraded to a superior room great stuff"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar,2020

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Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
20-22-24 Thai Van Lung St, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Free cancellation
The price is SG$42 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in District 1, this hotel is steps away from Children Hospital 2 and Saigon River. Vincom Center Shopping Mall and Ho Chi Minh City Hall are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (743 reviews)
neat place to stay in the center of HCMC

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Reviewed on 5 Oct,2020

Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
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Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
4 out of 5
26 Thi Sach st, Ben Nghe ward, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$57 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
15/1A-15A/57A Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$58 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees
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Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
20-22-24 Thai Van Lung St, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$42 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees
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Rex Hotel
Rex Hotel
5 out of 5
141 Nguyen Hue Blvd, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$135 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
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Grand Hotel Saigon
Grand Hotel Saigon
5 out of 5
8 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$94 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
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Park Hyatt Saigon
Park Hyatt Saigon
5 out of 5
2 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$312 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
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Dyn Opera Hotel
Dyn Opera Hotel
3.5 out of 5
18 Cao Ba Quat, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh
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Hotel Majestic Saigon
Hotel Majestic Saigon
4.5 out of 5
01 Dong Khoi Street District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$99 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
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The Myst Dong Khoi
The Myst Dong Khoi
5 out of 5
6-8 Ho Huan Nghiep Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$125 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
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Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.