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Municipal Theatre Ho Chi Minh City – The Opera House of Saigon

The Municipal Theatre in Ho Chi Minh City is an opera house located in a beautiful French colonial building. The building was erected in 1897 to house the ‘Opera de Saigon’. Enjoy the classics here while sightseeing the best of attractions in this infamous city. Ho Chi Minh serviced apartments are an ideal choice of accommodation for an at home feel and convenient stay. Enjoy the best in this category of accommodation at the Somerset Vista Ho Chi Minh City.

This convenient apartment hotel is located in the prestigious expat residential neighbourhood of An Phu Ward, quite close to the main CBD and a number of international schools. The Tan Son Nhat International airport is just 45 minutes away while many main attractions are less than a half hour from the hotel. A 100 meter pool overlooking the scenic gardens together with gym, sauna, tennis court and kiddie’s pool add to the pleasure of staying here. Accommodation comprises of a 100, two to four bedroomed fully furnished apartments, boasting excellent amenities of fully equipped kitchen, separate living and work areas and modern entertainment section. This hotel is easily accessed via the Hanoi Highway and East-West Highway.

The beautiful French colonial building the Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh is housed in is resplendent with architectural styles of the French Third Republic; with some aspects of the building resembling the styles of Frances Petit Palais. As such the façade was ornately designed but was thought to be over zealous at the time and some of the floral filigree was removed, this was however restored recently for the 300th anniversary of Saigon. Enjoy the best of Saigon opera here.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.

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