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Reunification Palace

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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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Toowoomba, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A striking setting. Tickets cost 30000 dong each. There are information panels at many places in the building with historical details. Viewed presidential meeting room, banquet room, underground bunkers (large area), kitchen and information center. Very interesting place. Provides an overview of the troubles experienced in war.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We just did a walk through on our own, perhaps a tour guide could have offered more of an insight to all the various rooms, they are labelled but still not the same. But worth seeing.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The conference rooms are delightful and the lacquered wall coverings are excellent. The gardens at the front have the original tanks that liberated the city in 1975. Amazing that there is no door on the building although the gardens are fenced off.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This place was still very much stuck in the 60's and 70's. It has big rooms with conference tables etc but worth a visit to the basement where the president of Vietnam had his command centre during the communist revolution.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Quite a non-descript building but worth 30,000VND entry fee for an hour's wander around. Like going back in time. Nothing too exciting (apart from the helicopter on the roof!) but an important place for the Vietnamese people it would seem.

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Forresters Beach, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Also called the Independence Palace. We went without a guide. Entry was only 20000 dong I think. The rooms all had notices with Vietnamese/English/French descriptions. We found we could go at our own pace and occassionally listen in to the guided tours. The bunker was really interesting with very detailed maps of the country. Amazing to be where history was... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

It could be better if the tour guide would speak more slowly so we can remember some historic clue. It would be wonderful if they allow us to stay a bit longer in the bunker to take photos. But it is quite okay with a short city tour.

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Sydney
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Found the various state rooms very interesting - especially the level of seating in some. The bunker area and the old communication equipment was worth seeing.

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Karratha, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This was the place covered so well by the world press as the North finally seized Saigon, and thereby South Vietnam's surrender. It is well preserved with original furnishings. Spend a little time walking the grounds.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Well worth a couple of hours in our view. Interesting history and well preserved building and record of the fall of the Southern government.

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