Trains from Tam Ky to Ho Chi Minh City

Whichever train you take from Tam Ky to Ho Chi Minh City you need to spend one night on the train so we recommend that you book early to secure a 1st class sleeper berth to ensure that you get a good night’s sleep.

Train Times from Tam Ky to Ho Chi Minh City

There are currently 6 direct trains a day from Tam Ky to Ho Chi Minh City.

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  • The fastest train from Tam Ky to Ho Chi Minh City is Train #SE1 departing from Tam Ky at 14:20 and scheduled to arrive 16 hours 30 minutes later at 06:50.
  • The slowest train from Tam Ky to Ho Chi Minh City is Train #SE9 which departs at 08:28 is scheduled to arrive the next day in Ho Chi Minh City 19 hours 32 minutes later at 04:00.

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Location of Tam Ky Train Station

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Location of Ho Chi Minh City Train Station

The main train station in Ho Chi Minh City is Saigon Railway Station.

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About Saigon Opera House

Saigon Opera House is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City.

Construction of Saigon Opera House

The opera house first opened in January 1900 to provide entertainment to the large numbers of French settlers, soldiers and administrators who lived in what was then called Saigon. The opera house was designed by a French architect, Eugene Ferret, and bears many similarities to the famous Palais Garnier in Paris.

Saigon Opera House in Ho Chi Minh City
Saigon Opera House in Ho Chi Minh City
Saigon Opera House was a Commercial Failure

Saigon Opera House, whilst a wonderful building, was never a great commercial success during the time Vietnam was a French colony. There was too little demand to regularly fill the 800 seat auditorium and the high cost of transporting opera companies from Europe to Vietnam, along with their instruments and costumes, meant that staging operatic performances was always going to be a loss making venture. In many respects the opera house was a folly designed to introduce French culture to a country with it’s own culture and performance arts.

From 1918 onward the opera house was largely used to stage Vietnamese style musical theatre shows, known as Cai Luong, despite substantial subsidies being made available to the opera house to bring European opera companies out to Saigon.

Saigon Opera House after Colonial Rule

After the end of the French occupation the new South Vietnamese Government used the opera house as the new state’s parliament. Musical performances, however, restarted very quickly after the country became unified in 1975 and from 1996 to 1998 the Government of Vietnam carried out a major restoration project on the opera house restoring many of its original features.

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