Saigon Opera House is definitely one of the most important of Ho Chi Minh City Tourist attractions, the Municipality theater was built in 1897 by French architect Eugene Ferret. In 1955 it was transformed into South Vietnam’s Assembly House and has undergone several refurbishments since. It is only open to the public during events.
The style and architecture of Saigon Opera House is again influenced by French Third Republic. Any first time visitors will easily recognize similarities between the façade of this opera house building and the Petit Palais in France. Inside the opera house has a main seating floor plus two levels of seating above, and is capable of accommodating for an about 1,800 audience.
The Saigon Opera House is stand like a well marked attraction in the heart of the District 1 area. The location of Municipal Theater makes it pretty easy to be found.