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Reunification Palace

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Address: 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone Number: 808.5037
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This fascinating government building, significant for its role in the...
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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Not very palatial looking

On first impression, I was surprised to hear from the tour guide that this place had been a palace. It looked more like a hotel from the sixties. Going from room to room, I was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

On first impression, I was surprised to hear from the tour guide that this place had been a palace. It looked more like a hotel from the sixties. Going from room to room, I was not overly impressed with the style of furniture and the decor. The most impressing thing to me was the basement, which housed the bombproof bunker,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We went to the palace as part of a guided tour. Our tour guide was very informative and the palace was very interesting to see! My favorite part was the bunker area and the old machinery used during that time. Worth a visit!

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Nothing really special about this museum. A bunch of rooms with furniture from 1970's, a few historical pics of the palace, but nothing else really.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We were disappointed, although I understand that this is a highly rated stop on the tourist trail. Basically, there were lots of formal rooms, set up as they were 40 years ago. In the basement there were more rooms, bombproof, where the war was coordinated. We were back out the door in 40 minutes.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The palace was great. Everything was as it was way back then and is in great condition. Scary to go onto the roof and see the helicopters and the big red circles where the bombs fell. Also the basement bunker sent chills down my spine. Definitely worth seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

One of the few museums/exhibits that are not propaganda tools. Everything is as it was 45 years ago.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Strolling though the corridors of power in post war Vietnam. Very elegant building and classy design. Don't forget the bunker as well when you are there! If you're on a tour, it would be better

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We were really disappointed. There is literally nothing here. Just a building with some large rooms with nondescript furniture. Terrible waste of time. I have seen Government Offices that are far better and that's not saying much.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Reunification Palace is very different from other palaces, nothing really historical but the tour to all the big rooms will help one to understand how presidents had lived before the fall of Saigon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We were told by friends it wasn't really worth going to but it was included in our Buffalo tour. Our guide really made the difference with his information. If not for a guide this would still be worth a visit but you wouldn't get the same experience.

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