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Address: 106 Nguyen Du, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Phone Number: +84 80 85094
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 11:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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I enjoyed the palace,it gave a real insight into the lives of the president in the 60s.The interior was exactly as it was when reunification took place.My younger companions were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

After a dicey walk through through town and very busy traffic (with a 5 year old in tow) we eventually got to this peaceful haven! Tickets not expensive for entry at 10,000 pp and as we had walked so far already and it was hot, we paid for the electric car tour of the grounds. A snip at 10,000 vnd... More 

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The Independence Palace tour offered a great deal of information about the American war, and it's conclusion in the late 1970's.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is interesting not just for the history but also to see the architecture. Designed by a Vietnamese architect in the 1960's, it is a modern design but also reflects the history of the palace that formerly stood on this site.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sobering and interesting. Yet the fact that it is open to the public highlights the cost of having such a large facility owned by the Government. Some intersting stories inside and plenty of facilities. For once support services were tucked away (drinks etc) and there were very few officials or guards. Great place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Allot about a couple of hours to fully explore the place. Don't forget to climb all the way to the top, to see the exact spots where the two bombs were dropped in 1975. Also have fun exploring secret hallways and passageways that are now open for the public. Going down the bunker is a very haunting yet enriching experience.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good for the history buffs interested in the Vietnam war. It is not very spectacular but does give you a glimpse into the time of the war and its southern control/information centre. A bit too modrn for my liking but the underground bunker was interesting

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The grounds surrounding the palace are great! Lots of nice big trees and gardens! Nice place to cool down on a hot day!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the palace,it gave a real insight into the lives of the president in the 60s.The interior was exactly as it was when reunification took place.My younger companions were not so impressed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

 A huge and well maintained place rich in history. The rooms are in excellent condition. Truly remarkable! Just awesome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a couple of hours walking through the palace to see some of the significant events in Vietnam history. What struck me as unusual was that there were no front doors to the building. It was open to the elements. Our guide explained that the front gates kept the general public out and that guards stationed at the entrance... More 

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