Hanoi Opera House

Turn left on Trang Tien to reach the grande dame of the city’s French architectural legacy: the Opera House. Built between 1902 and 1911, the still-active place is the most opulent of Vietnam’s three French-designed municipal theaters. After the Japanese surrendered in 1945, some 20,000 locals rallied at the Opera House and the Viet Minh seized control of the rally–its boldest demonstration of power to date.

Turn left on Trang Tien to reach the grande dame of the city’s French architectural legacy: the Opera House. Built between 1902 and 1911, the still-active place is the most opulent of Vietnam’s three French-designed municipal theaters. After the Japanese surrendered in 1945, some 20,000 locals rallied at the Opera House and the Viet Minh seized control of the rally–its boldest demonstration of power to date.

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