Ho Chi Minh City Opera House - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Things to know
About Ho Chi Minh City Opera House
Built in 1897 by French architect Eugène Ferret, the 500 seat building was used as the home of the Lower House assembly of South Vietnam after 1956. It was again used as a theatre from 1975, and restored in 1995.
Attractions Near Ho Chi Minh City Opera House
Ho Chi Minh City Museum
0.39km from Ho Chi Minh City Opera House
A former European style palace converted into a museum. Hosts numerous local artefacts, as well as holds collections that detail the geography as well as the commercial significance of Hoch Chi Minh city. There is an underground bunker and tunnel that the visitors could also explore.
Saigon Central Post Office
0.5km from Ho Chi Minh City Opera House
A post office known for its Gothic, Renaissance and French influences. The building was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the late 19th century. It is adorned with a most artistic façade, and is particularly well laid out and well equipped.
Bitexco Financial Tower
0.54km from Ho Chi Minh City Opera House
With 68 floors above ground and three basements, the building has a height of 262.5 meters (861 ft), making it the second tallest building in the Hoh Chi Minh City, fifth tallest in Vietnam, and the 263rd tallest in the world, as of the beginning of 2018.
Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon
0.57km from Ho Chi Minh City Opera House
Established by French colonists who initially named it L'eglise de Saïgon, the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. The name Notre-Dame Cathedral has been used since 1959. It has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet). All the original building materials were imported from France and the cathedral foundation was designed to bear ten times the weight of the cathedral.
0.84km from Ho Chi Minh City Opera House
Also known as Reunification Palace, it was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It was the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, when a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through its gates.
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For more information about Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Municipal_Theatre,_Ho_Chi_Minh_City