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“No inside view”
Review of Hanoi Opera House

Hanoi Opera House
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Ranked #23 of 277 things to do in Hanoi
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Resembling the Opéra Palais Garnier, Hanoi Opera House, built in 10 years since 1911 by two French architects. The magnificent building became one of the top landmarks in Hanoi. The Opera House hosts cultural entertaining performances, bamboo cirque, contemporary dance, orchestra concerts and government events. Come to the front gate to check availability and ticket to a performance in this iconic building.
Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“No inside view”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Big run down old building, despite asking wouldn't let visitors in which made it a waste of time or a let down or both. Show the love ......

Visited May 2014
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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386 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Earth Hour Celebration”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

The opera house was part of our exploration of that area of Hanoi where it resembles more of the traditional European setting. The building is impressive as others around the area. We were not able to enter but that was fine with us. However we returned the next night for the Earth Hour Celebration with a few other thousands. The Opera House was the back drop to a large stage and was lit up for the celebration…the atmosphere , the noise, the entertainment and the house in the background made it for a very impressive setting.

Visited April 2014
Thank Patrick S
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Can only see from outside”
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

It is a building in europe style. Since we can only see from outside and were not allowed to enter, it was not so interesting.

Visited May 2014
Thank martinmetal
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“where the past gone by and the artworks blossoms ”
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Its so great to enter the historical théatre...its not just a theatre but also a witness of history.... where the August revolution broke out in 1945..., where the 1 st session of Pảrliarment was held, where the city alarm bell used to alarm the whole city whenever the US airforce Bombed in hanoi was put in the rooftop...it s a quintessentially proud of hanoians

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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Nice building”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Nice building - but not much to see unless you get inside. it's worth to see it if you decide to go for example to Museum of Revolution - it's just few meters away - otherwise not wort to go there to see the building from outside.

Visited May 2014
Thank Martin P
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