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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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Ipswich, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We did a private guided tour through Water Buffalo Tours. Our guide Quang was very knowledgable and spoke excellent English. This was a fascinating place and very authentic. It was great to see the original items as they would have been. Our children (12, 11 and 8) also found it interesting. It definitely helped my understanding of Vietnamese history. I... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It was once an opulent, grand Palace.We really enjoyed wandering around photographing everything at our leisure .Maintenance appears to be lacking though --regal furniture is carelessly stowed under tarpaulins on outside terraces --carpets are not vacuumed.This venue needs restoring and will provide much interest for tourists but like many of the cultural icons from the Pre Vietnam war era, which... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

the building and its rooms are lovely as well as the history of the rooms and their use during the Vietnam war. The rooms all have English explanations of their significance, and the architecture and decor are fascinating.

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I went from the underground bunker to the roof top where the helicopter was, great to see all the lovely function rooms, ladies room, rooms during war where the operations were run from, for $1.50 well worth a look.

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Brisbane, Australia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A piece of our history that really makes you think about what happened in the war and realize it is just not something that you read about

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Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The place is well kept and looked after,showing the site as it was used as the headquarters for the South Vietnamese president and his cohorts. It is a relic of the past and be seen a such.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Reminiscent of Versailles in its atmosphere (not the design) Looking down from the dance floor on the roof gives a different perspective on HCMC. Free entry and able to wonder round in your own time. Informative but not interactive boards.

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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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18 helpful votes 18 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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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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