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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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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Interesting building to view the hierarchical structure in high society. Presidents rooms, Vice Presidents rooms, First Lady's rooms and ambassador rooms. Also state rooms. Good place to visit near to the cathedral and post office.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Just the fact that the building had such an amazing story from the war, made it interesting to walk among the grounds. The rooms, furniture and layout are still intact and interesting to see. Everything on display is kept original, even in the kitchen. If you're a big fan of old relics, I recommend it. But if you get bored... More

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New York City, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Not so much a palace, but a drab concrete building with large banquet halls and meeting rooms. I'm usually not that negative about attractions like this overseas, but this one could be skipped without really missing anything. A quick read on Wikipedia would give you about as much information as you would need. Maybe I am the exception to the... More

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durham
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Huge grounds lots of rooms to look in over five floors. Very interesting but very corded loads of school trips must go there. Good to say you've been.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

It's hard to visit a place like this without being awestruck by the opulence of the place. Truly amazing what those in power did with the wealth, especially after seeing the complete opposite on the streets. However this was a great place to revisit history, to see the tanks that came through the gates on that fateful day, and seeing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the visit here, the rooms were amazing and plenty of time to take pictures. Make sure you visit the bunker in the basement you get a feel of what it was like to run operations from during the war.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

This is a place frozen in time. You can still see the patina on the walls from when the ambassadors and presidents sat and smoked and talked about exceptionally important affairs. I enjoyed the visit, but wish there was more English translations.

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newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

It tells you quite a story of the country's political history. The interior is quite splendid with antiques and palatial Reception rooms. In the basement a military operations room. The grounds are spacious and well cared for.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

There were lines waiting to get inside this really ugly, contemporary building, a monument to bad taste. Read about it and don't waste your time.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This palace was the residence of the South Vietnamese President and family. Our vietnamese guide called the residence "The American Presidents Residence". It was a bomb target towards the end of the Vietnamese war. If you are close take a look and feel the winds of history coming close to you.

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