The Independence Palace, Ho Chi Minh City

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Captured in the historic 1975 photograph of a North Vietnamese military tank crashing through its gates, The Independence Palace played a pivotal role in the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War. The interior of the palace has remained nearly intact since it was built as a residence of the South Vietnamese president in 1966. Its desolate halls and rooms are time capsules, displaying period-style furnishings and motifs--conference rooms, reception halls, a war room, a telecommunication center, and tunnels in the basement. Check out the president's living quarters, featuring bizarre decorations, such as actual elephant feet. At the entrance you can see a Vietnamese T-54 tank and the roof is topped with a model of a presidential helicopter. Plan to visit The Independence Palace during your Ho Chi Minh City vacation using our convenient Ho Chi Minh City trip planner.
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  • Loved the decor and history associated with the building. Have been there previously and will probably visit again. 
    Loved the decor and history associated with the building. Have been there previously and will probably visit again.  more »
  • The Independence Palace or Reunification Hall is an architectural work, a building in Ho Chi Minh City. This used to be the residence and working place of the President of the Republic of Vietnam... 
    The Independence Palace or Reunification Hall is an architectural work, a building in Ho Chi Minh City. This used to be the residence and working place of the President of the Republic of Vietnam...  more »
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  • Great place to visit to learn about the history and how the president at the time used to live/work. Architecture is great and well thought. In the basement you had the bunker. So fascinating! It’s 25k more for the exhibition. You don’t want to miss it since it’s very interactive and well explain. Careful it’s only open on the morning!
  • Love from India. This museum is dedicated to Vietnam war history and if you are the one who wants to know how a Vietnam was born, you should visit this place. Lots of activities and fortunately the best part of vietnam is there is no separate pricing for foreigners ... This is the best policy I liked ... No discrimination...

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