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Address: 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone Number: 808.5037
Today
7:30 am - 11:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 11:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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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Interesting and historic

This is definitely worth a visit. We didn't hire a guide but I think it would be worth it to learn a little more. The building is very large and there are some interesting pieces... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This Museum maintains the Palace as it was before the fall of Saigon in 1975. It is a quiet oasis in the busy city but does not offer a great deal. The most interesting section is the basement communications area.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Arrived at the Palace two days prior to the 40th anniversary of the reunification of Vietnam, managed to walk into the middle of a veterans reunion of some sort, but no one minded. It felt a little weird being surrounded by so many medals and uniforms worn by so many men and women, but everyone was delightful and more than... More 

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Abuja, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This is definitely worth a visit. We didn't hire a guide but I think it would be worth it to learn a little more. The building is very large and there are some interesting pieces in there, with most of the rooms left as they were when the war was coming to an end. There is even a water feature... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Spent a whole afternoon. Well documented on English as well as Vietnamese. Be sure to tour all levels including the bunker

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

In my opinion the Reunification Palace (known also as The Presidential Palace or The Palace of Independence) is one of the top things to see in Saigon. The palace's interior is amazingly beautiful (see my photos). If you like modernistic architecture you would definitely appreciate it. If you are not yet into that kind of stuff you will definitely change... More 

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Park City, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This site was interesting to visit and hear about the diverse history of leaders. We had a local tour guide who we hired for the day and he did a great job of pointing out the gems of this palace. Loved the interior rooms, decor, and gave you a feel of the times.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

It gives a perspective on the history of vietnam and I liked specially the gardens. They had an official reception during our visit and we had a concert of traditional vietnamese music while we visited it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

An interesting palace, quite unlike the European palaces, bur a palace nevertheless. It is worthwhile reading up on the history of the Vietnam War if you are not familiar with this, before visiting. The palace qqwill be far more significant with some prior knowledge. Certainly well worth a visit but possibly better to visit with a guide. The are lots... More 

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

It was interesting to see the way things were. Some beautiful furniture and decor especially the lacquer work. I just find the everything relates to the war - somewhere. Surely better things to display. Some fascinating insights into those that had been there and stayed, but architecture not my taste.

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Dalat, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Presidential palace of the former Republic of South Vietnam until April 1975. Everything inside as it was that day. Lots to see. Its dated and old but a part of Vietnams long history. When standing at the main gate, look at the ground and you can see the tank tracks of the two tanks of North Vietnam whiched crashed through... More 

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