Hanoi Opera House opens to visitors

Friday, September 08, 2017

(National Times)- Hanoi Opera House is now open to the public for historical and architectural tours and art shows.

Visitors will be able to take in a full tour of the House. Notable sites include its main hall, staircases, stage hall, and the mirror room, with traces of bullets shot in December 1946 during the first fight in the Indochinese Campaign between the Viet Minh troops and French troops.

Besides, visitors can experience the VIP seats at the theatre hall, as well as tour the third floor of the House to see building and decorating materials for the House in early 20th century. An exhibition hall will help visitors understand the renovation that took place in 1995, and also offer photos of the House throughout the time.

A traditional art show titled Hon Viet (Vietnamese Soul) will entertain tourists with dances, classical opera, ceremonial singing and flute performance.

Visitors enjoy a performance inside the auditorium at the Hanoi Opera House, September 6, 2017.

The first tour was organised on September 6. The House will open at 10.30am on Mondays and Fridays. After October , the House will open more often for visitors. Each tour lasts for 90 minutes and costs 400,000 VND per adult (18 USD). Particularly for pupils, students, policy beneficiaries enjoy a 50-percent discount./.



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