"Saigon Opera House" Municipal Theatre Tip by BorneoGrrl

Municipal Theatre, Ho Chi Minh City: 11 reviews and 22 photos

  Municipal Theatre
by BorneoGrrl

Another beautiful building built during the French occupation in the turn of the 20th century. As the name suggests, the Saigon Opera House held operas & concerts to entertain French colonists at the time. However, in the middle of the 20th century, the building was damaged by bombers during the war.

Soon, the use of the building shifted from entertainment to housing refugees and then the parliament. Finally, the Municipal Theater came to be after the reunification and extensive renovations in recent years. Today, it holds several operas, classical recitals, pop concerts and dance.

Address: Lam Son Square, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City
Directions: Intersection of Le Loi and Dong Khoi Sts

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 27, 2007
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