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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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97 reviews 97 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

You will undoubtably visit the Palace if you are visiting HCMC. It is definitely worth going to see, if only to see what all the fuss is about. We were on a tight schedule and so didn't spend very long there, but what we did see was interesting, especially if you are interested in the Vietnam War.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Wow what a great place to see. It was like taking a step back in time. The rooms have barely been touched since the end of the war. It was one of the most interesting places I visited in HCMC for its fascination and historical significance. A must see in HCMC.

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Richmond
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Interesting not exciting. Good look at how the president lived and precautions taken for attackes from the North.

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Tucson, Arizona
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26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went to this place with a tour group and we were running a bit late so didn't have as much time to visit this palace as we would have liked. It was great fun, though, because you can wander through most of the building on your own (which we did)...many rooms to see (you can't go in the actual... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This palace is in fact more like a resident instead of a typical palace in other countries. Good to visit this place and learn about some history of Vietnam. Since it is located at a popular meeting area in the city, you can easily find good restaurants and cafe around the area after visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The building is worth seeing as a great piece of 69's architecture. Nice place to wander around. The history and story of what occurred there are given in English which makes it easy to understand and appreciate. The war seems to be a balanced view and doesn't include graphic pictures that would be hard for children to see. Our family... More

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Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Another piece of architecture by the French during their occupation. Bland in appearance, lacking in interesting displays.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You must see this place due to its historical significance etc, however, this is where it ends. The rooms are typically communist and bland..the only interesting part being the helicopter on the roof which gave an idea of the hurried departure of the americans as the VC's came through the gates in their tanks. Go see it... it does have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I would highly recommend this. The architecture is classic 1960s and the story surrounding the building is very interesting. If you remember the war this is a must see visit

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

great place for some recent authentic history. very interesting from the vietnamese side point of view regarding the american (vietnam) war. was good to see the actual building that i have always seen on history channel specials and videos from school. a must go.

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