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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Great for a picture but we could not get past the gates. A couple of tanks are in the grounds and a fighter jet - all of which can be photographed through the bars surrounding the palace. Probably would not visit again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I thought the reunification palace was ok, the building architecture and surrounding garden is nice. Definitely worth a quick look.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I think this is a stark looking building but the story behind it is very special. My husband who is a builder thinks it looks great so I suppose it is personal preference. It is set in park like grounds. There were not many people around when we were there and it is close to other sites of interest. It... More

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Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A great building to visit, not only because of it's history but also because of the fantastic sixties architecture. In rainy season, visit in the late afternoon. Great place to shelter for the monsoon downpour and enjoying the views from the topfloor.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

A huge building set amongst lush gardens. In the grounds are the tanks that entered the grounds and seized the palace. The building is huge so you can wander freely without the queuing to see exhibits like other places. The rooms are set up as they would have been in the 70s. The banquet room all in gold is interesting.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit for its historical value, building design and features some beautiful vietnamese interior design and period decor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

You get an excellent start to understanding the fall of the south Vietnam government and the presidency with this location. It does not take more than an hour to take some great photos and learn the history of the use and attacks on the presidential palace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The rooms at the Reunification Palace were impressive and definitely worth seeing. The grounds were lush although I confess to being more captivated by the soft furnishings and the decor. The rooms speak volumes (to me) about the style of the day, the historical cultural influences, and the craftsmanship of the designers. Highlight was the top floor consisting of gorgeous... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I'd be interested to know what others make of this palace in comparison to the old palace that was destroyed. Pretty ugly from the outside and seems like it is all built as a reminder or testament to the conquering forces' 'victory' in the 1970s. As is the case with all things fashion, the 1970s decor is painfully hip now,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was interesting to see. The decor was very much from the 60s. It may have been better with a guide as a lot of our questions were left unanswered.

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