Hanoi Opera House
The timeless French charm in the heart of the capital city
Don’t forget to pay a visit to Hanoi Opera House – one of the most famous and sophisticated symbols of French architecture highlights in the capital city.
Speaking of the most profound influence of French architecture in Hanoi, it would be a great mistake not to mention Hanoi Opera House. Dubbed as one of the most beautiful theatres in the world, the Opera House has “conquered” the heart of both Hanoians and tourists with its distinctive and delicate European architecture. Let’s start our journey exploring the beauty of this symbolic landmark!
The unique European architecture in the heart of Asia
Located at the centre of the capital city, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi Opera House is a famous destination for tourists when visiting the city.
Constructed by the two well-known French architects, Harley and Broyer, in the years 1901-1911 (during the period of Vietnamese domination), the theatre served as a place for luxurious classical art performances such as Opera music, Chamber music, or drama for the mandarins or the French elite as well as some Vietnamese bourgeois.
The Opera House’s gorgeous design got inspired by many well-known and fantastic French architectural work, one of which is the famous Paris Opera House.
Due to the ups and downs of history, the theatre suffered from degradation and later undergone the restoration and maintenance processes. Say goodbye to the original pale yellow colour; the Opera House welcomes its new fresh appearance with a dark golden coat interlacing with white.
The strong influence of French architecture