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The Independence Palace

106 Nguyen Du, District 1 | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 80 85094
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This fascinating government building, significant for its role in the Vietnam conflict, is preserved almost exactly as it was in 1966.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good45%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“war rooms” (140 reviews)
“worth a visit” (419 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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106 Nguyen Du, District 1 | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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+84 80 85094
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"war rooms"
in 140 reviews
"underground bunker"
in 96 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 419 reviews
"vietnam war"
in 451 reviews
"historical significance"
in 85 reviews
"south vietnamese"
in 115 reviews
"recent history"
in 74 reviews
"guided tour"
in 118 reviews
"interesting place"
in 122 reviews
"vietnamese history"
in 120 reviews
"on display"
in 116 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 108 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 88 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 80 reviews
"president"
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"tanks"
in 626 reviews
"architecture"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We enjoyed walking around and finding out information and enjoyed looking at the communications bunker and former president war room etc etc but not much else. Grounds are lovely and cafe on site too. War Remanents museum is said to be better value but we...More

Thank Axle C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As part of a tour we visited the palace. It really is just beautiful. The rooms inside are gorgeous but a tour guide is necessary to really appreciate the history of the building. Fabulous views of the city from the top floor. Worth a visit.

Thank AisMc2013
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A palace made on budget. Its amazing to find yourself walking on the footsteps which witnessed some great historical moments. The basement bunker reminded me of the hitler’s last days. Should do it if you have couple of hours.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a chance to look at lots of rooms. It makes more relevance if you go to Hanoi and see how Ho Chi Minh lived. He did not live in this type of luxury at all. The most interesting part for me was the...More

Thank Gordon B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Teenagers were very bored here was not a huge amount to look at. I would recommend families skip this one as it’s quite boring. Lots of tourists and repetitive views

Thank Kristy L
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Reviewed yesterday

Lots of walikng to do. Wear comfortable shoes. Tourist bus parks outside the palace. Intresting layout of the different rooms and living quarters.

Thank YusufK363
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The independence Palace is a Historic place. It also know as Reunification Palace ( Dinh Thong Nhat ). An interesting display of the president's palace in the last few years prior to reunification of the country in 1975. Was pouring outside so we decided to...More

Thank Testovn
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An interesting display of the president's palace in the last few years prior to reunification of the country in 1975.

Thank RedindianLondon
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The grounds are nice but inside is a bunch of rooms that were used to host dignitaries. Only visit if you have extra time but not a necessity. Cost is around 60k VD(40to the grounds and 25 to go inside).

Thank roadrunner0820
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was pouring outside so we decided to go somewhere to get out of the rain. The palace was on our list, but it turned into one of the best places to visit. Lots of interesting rooms to view, learn about and wander through. Don't miss...More

Thank AnthonyAO
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Lutlut7
February 10, 2018|
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Response from Welltravelled064 | Reviewed this property |
Hand bags are allowed in but not back packs but there is a place to store them. For more detail re size of bags allowed in try their website or the tourist office.
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Fatma_Mahmooud
February 16, 2017|
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Response from Linda L | Reviewed this property |
The cost of the ticket for the Palace tour is approximately $1-$1.50US
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B G
February 9, 2017|
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Response from Gillian M | Reviewed this property |
There are certainly elevators inside the building and the building is generally very spacious. The only floor that the elevators don't go to is the rooftop terrace. That's where the bar and small shop are. I'm pretty sure... More
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