City Opera house (Saigon Opera house) is one of most Vietnam popular destinations in Ho Chi Minh City. If you have chance to go to this city, you cannot take your eyes off it, one of the best elegant architecture.
Saigon Opera house at night
Located at the start of the famous Le Loi Avenue, the building still remains many lively evidences of French architecture in Vietnam. At the turn of 20th century, the City Opera House (Saigon opera house) which is one of Vietnam popular destinations, was designed by French architect Ferret Eugene. Anyone who has been to France will recognize some similarities between this architerture and Petit Palais.
Inside of Saigon Opera House
In fact, most of construction materials like the applied ornament, balustrades, cartouches, and roof were imported directly from France.In 1998, in order to celebrate the 300th birthday of Ho Chi Minh City, the municipal government invited some of famous architectures and artists to restore the house.
Today, the City Opera house (Saigon Opera house) which is called one of Vietnam popular destinations, is renovated with new material, the theater is now equipped with state-of-the-art electric appliances, lighting and sound systems, and safety equipment. However, many original architectural design and decorative features are still remained like a stone veranda, white stone statues at the entrance, colorful granite tiled floors, chandeliers, bronze statues in front of the stairs and richly-engraved auditorium arch and wall statues. It is surrounded by new shopping plazas and posh hotels, which allow you to combine the trip to the Opera House with a shopping tour.
Theater of Saigon Opera house
Variety of Vietnamese traditional and classical performances such as plays, concerts, ballet, opera, and Vietnamese traditional dance are performed in City Opera house (Saigon Opera house). Moreover, this house, one of Vietnam popular destinations - the brightest building of Ho Chi Minh City- is also one of the exciting destinations which visitors joining tours in Vietnam should not miss when visiting this city.
Especially, the traditional music and trumpet are performed free at the end of the every week from 8AM-10Am at City Opera house (Saigon Opera house). You should come and enjoy these performances to understand more beautiful Vietnamese culture. If you want to visit Vietnam popular destinations, this is one of them. Hope you have a great trip with your family and friends in our country.