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Saigon Opera House

In Ho Chi Minh City’s District One, located in the intersection of Dong Khoi Street and Le Loi, is Saigon Opera House -- a breathtaking attraction boasting of impressive architecture and staggering beauty.

Built in 1898 and heavily influenced by flamboyant French architectural details, Saigon Opera House has been a commanding attraction in Ho Chi Minh City. Officially named as one of Vietnam’s National Relics, the Saigon Opera House is a popular venue for different cultural performances, contemporary dances, operas, orchestra concerts, and government events. The Opera House is a great subject in photos especially during the night when dim, golden lights make the place look magical.



Saigon Opera House is located at 07 Lam Son Square Street | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.


Opening Days and Hours

Opens daily from 9:00 to 16:30.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Ticket prices depend on the show. Usually, ticket prices start at USD 30.


How to Get There

  • Fly to Ho Chi Minh City via AirAsia, Philippine Airlines, Korean Airlines, and Thai Airlines.
  • From the airport, board a taxi or a shuttle to the city centre.
  • From the city center, charter a mototaxi or a taxi to Saigon Opera House.


Suggested For

  • Solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Families with kids
  • Groups of friends


Time to Spend

Average time to spend in this attraction is 1 to 3 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The opera house’s official website, Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera, has the full schedule of shows for the day. If you prefer English shows, you can check the box office available at the front gate of the opera house.


Dining options near Saigon Opera House include SH Garden, Citadel Saigon, The Olive Steakhouse, Caravelle Saigon, Opera, Hoa Tuc Saigon, and Namo Restaurant.



Nearby Attractions

  • Saigon Skydeck
  • War Remnants Museum
  • Couleurs d’Asie by Rehahn
  • GRAIN Cooking Studio



The nearest accommodations can be availed at the city center. Some great options around Ho Chi Minh City include Sheraton Saigon Hotel, Bong Sen Hotel Saigon, Dang Vinh Hotel, New Hotel and Apartment, Les Hameaux d’el Orient, Becamex Hotel, and the Saigon River Boutique Hotell. Rates range from USD 16 to USD 95.


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