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Address: 106 Nguyen Du, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +84 (0)80.85094
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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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Picture in Time

Visited this with a friend it was interesting from a historical perspective. My favourite was the bunker under the building with old communications equipment, a "war room" with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Michael K
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Cambridge
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Auckland NZ
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well kept opulent palace is a step back in time. Gardens & furnishings are lovely - a snap shot back to the days of excess & luxury for the President & family. It's enormous & will take an hour to check out everything. Stairs up & down hard going on hot days ! Tanks parked out the front are supposedly... More 

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Bac Ninh, Vietnam
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91 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is full of historical and architectural values. It is considered as the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, when a North Vietnamese Army tank crashed through its gates. Its position is in the center, so from it, you can walk to other famous museums, and other places.

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Jeddah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The palace to me represented a great legacy, as well as reflect classic style and avoidance of unnecessary frills and luxuries in its days. Beautifully decorated rooms and spaces. The Bunk was quite interesting to visit.

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Medan, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Personaly....I didnt find it intresting. Big presidential house with lot of rooms. Classic furniture with 60's style. There is no lift available. Of course...they have lifts. But all the lift is out of service. So...you have to take stairs to go to all 5 floors. The house is in good condition. Looked classy and clean as it should be.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed exploring the palace and all the rooms. Did feel like we had travelled back in time. Well worth a visit

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Cambridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this with a friend it was interesting from a historical perspective. My favourite was the bunker under the building with old communications equipment, a "war room" with maps, troop strength by nation, capital cities, populations by provinces and by cities .... All the maps and charts, desks, chairs, telexes everything were circa early 1970. The building and grounds are... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to check out if first time in Saigon. However, it is not worth to spend too much time here.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You see the different official and private rooms as well as the bunker and office areas. There is a theatre and the kitchen to see as well. There are signs and explanations in English but for more detailed information a guide would be good.

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Tangerang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Inside this independece palace you can know about the room that was used by the Vietnamese to attend a meeting .. you can also see the bunker when it happen attack also the president room when he takes rest.. you can take photos with the room

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Waterford, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is unique. It's unique because it lets you travel back in 1970s. It gave me a very unusual feeling. Everything is left so intact that I had an impression that people who lived or worked here just left 5 min ago. Rooms interiors, furniture, phones, carpets, books, kitchen equipment - it is exactly the same as in 1975.... More 

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