The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon Opera House, is an opera house in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Built in 1897 by the French, and later restored in 1995 by the Vietnamese Government.
What first caught my eyes was the stunning architecture – I knew I had to take a photo of this. And I didn’t stop at just one, in fact I took a few on 2 different cameras just to be sure.
Shot using a Minolta X-700 + Rokkor-X 50 f1.7 with Fuji Sensia 400
I didn’t know that it was an Opera House, and wasn’t sure if I could go in as it looked very quiet from the outside.
A few more photos to stir your interest…
If you’re in Vietnam or going there – make sure to visit the Saigon Opera House (click here to check out what others are saying on TripAdvisor). I will be sure to go back there to catch a performance when I go back to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.