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The Opera House

Great photo opportunities await those who seek out one of the city’s most prominent landmarks. The Opera House was built in 1897 by French architect, Eugene Ferret. In 1955, it was transformed into South Vietnam’s Assembly House and has since undergone several refurbishments. It is only open to the public during events, so be sure to check their current schedule.

Location: 7 Lam Son Square, D1
Local insight: The critically acclaimed A O Show is now playing at the Opera House.
 

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