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Address: 07 Cong Truong Lam Son Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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+84 8.38237419
09:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 11:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

This stately landmark building hosts more than just opera; it's also home...

This stately landmark building hosts more than just opera; it's also home to classical recitals, pop concerts and dance.

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Beautiful, but no tours

Dominating a small square in downtown HCMC, this beautiful French colonial style edifice makes you think you're in Paris. The front facade is perfectly decorated, but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Intending to watch AO show actually but it ended 1 day before i reach hcm so i watch teh dar show instead. Luckily met the happy hour so i can upgrade to better seats to enjoy the show! The show is awesome and enjoyable!

Thank jiahui T
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to see the AO Show and it was fantastic. We bought tickets online the day before and turned not knowing what to expect. We were treated with a beautiful show about Vietnamese culture done with acrobatics and live music. Exceptional.

Thank Lisa G
Essex UK
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the AO show which was lovely to watch with real enthusiasm from the performers. They made it look so easy. We were in row I and had a good view of all that happened

Thank Gapmonthers
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to go to a show at the opera house which is a lovely old building. The show lasted just over an hour. It was similar to a 'cirque de Soleil' type performance and the cast were amazing. Price 1,050,000vnd per person Would recommend No photography allowed unfortunately !

Thank Jo-Ann E
Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family went for the AO show and really had a very good time. It was absolutely a nice performance from AO crew, really must-see. It said that this classical ancient building is more than 125 years old. Before the show, I recommend you have been there before. They provide navigation of opera house and free beverages before each show.... More 

Thank 我愛小旅行
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walked past this lovely building and wondered what was on as there were a lot of people gathered around, curiosity got the better of us so we decided to take pot luck and watch the show, "Lune" Story telling about Vietnamese culture from the old to the very young. A selection of very artistically talented performers from gentle dance moves... More 

Thank Sylvia K
Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dominating a small square in downtown HCMC, this beautiful French colonial style edifice makes you think you're in Paris. The front facade is perfectly decorated, but unfortunately there were no tours to see the inside.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been there before. Love the architecture and the French styling. The interior is beautifully appointed and there are tourists all over the place. I would have liked to take in a show to experience what it was really like.

Thank Craig D
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is worth coming to see the Opera House because once you make your way here you are able to walk to all the sites in the city center that are truly worth seeing. All the famous hotels of the war era the Caravelle the Rex etc are all near by as is the moan square of old Saigon

Thank drjeff
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Real bummer that you need to purchase show tickets to see the inside. Assuming you can get into a show. If you do, they open an hour early for you to see lobby, entrance, but not actual theatre until show about to start.

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