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Reunification Palace

106 Nguyen Du St | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Type: Historic Sites, Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This fascinating government building, significant for its role in the Vietnam conflict, is preserved almost exactly as it was in 1966.
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Northern California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is the former presidential palace which was occupied by President Diem during the Vietnam war. It was built by the US, as Diem was the President of South Vietnam and supported by the US. The exterior is 60s modern, and the interior is quite sumptuous. This is where the north Vietnamese came to take over Saigon and effectively win... More

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Dagupan, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

A stroll at this palace will give tou a picture on how the viet dealt with power and foreign policies. Its a well maintained building with pictures of its french glorious hayday posted around. You dont need a guide as its very tourist friendly and understandable.

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Oslo, Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

very poor design. looks like house of someone from 60-s. But the entrance is very cheap. As far as I remember 10 000 - 15 000 dongs.

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Perth, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Firstly, whilst I understand that visiting such historic sites isn't everyone's favourite thing to do on holidays, this place is very unique and represents a fantastic example of a place with comparatively recent historic significance. The palace itself is well preserved and it is just like taking a step back in time to 1975. There is a chopper on the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This spacious palace is a treat to walk around. The 1970s furnishings and simple luxury above ground are a great contrast with the interesting bunker beneath.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

An ideal spot for a good photo opportunity both day and night. The surrounding gardens are immaculately kept with beautiful flowers and shrubs and a photo in front of Uncle Ho's statue is a must. The area can get quite busy with both locals and tourists alike. On a evening you can get a bit frustrated with vendors selling their... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

You don't need to spend too much time here. We were with guides and they took us from room to room, which got a bit boring. You can walk through the palace quite quickly and still get a good idea of the place.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The palace is worth a visit on any tour . Try to go with a tour guide that can give you the history of Saigon/ Ho Chi Min city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed viewing the Palace and grounds, the tank still present along with some American Aircraft. The Palace rooms are great examples of the time and style , though it would be good if at some future date audio guides were available to "sell the place" a little more Worth going to .

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Great tour with our guide from Saigon hotpot English club. The design of the building is worth a look especially when you learn about the rationale behind it.

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