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Saigon Opera House

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A fine example of turn of the century French colonial architecture, the Saigon Opera House, also known as the Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, represents the French colonial heart of the city.

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The opera house is the epicentre of Dong Khoi St, formerly Rue Catinat: up the street is Notre Dame Cathedral and Saigon Central Post Office, down the street is Hotel Majestic and the river. The well-heeled French colonialists loved theatre and naturally, the Theatre de Saigon was opened in 1900, an indulgent 2.5 million Franc project. Opera productions and symphonies were brought in all the way from France for ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)


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