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Address: 106 Nguyen Du, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+84 80 85094
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Today
7:30 am - 11:00 am
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Interesting historical place

It does nothing t look much from the outside, but we visited with our guide and it was a really interesting place in terms of the social history of Saigon. Lovely gardens.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It does nothing t look much from the outside, but we visited with our guide and it was a really interesting place in terms of the social history of Saigon. Lovely gardens.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Large rooms, lots of glass and a great view. Also a military bunker which lets you think about the war time. There is an entrance fee but defintly worth it.

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Hawthorn,Co.Durham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the area outside this Palace and had lots of photos taken at the gates. Very beautiful facade and unfortunately did not have time left to visit inside. There were helicopters inside the grounds Very impressive

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Haworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I dont suppose more than a handful of people visit this building for the Architecture, In my view it is amongst a handful of buildings and I include the former Pan Am Building in New York.. that represent 1960's architecture at its very best. Opened in 1962 and designed by a Vietnamese Architect.. it projects the power of a a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Can see many areas as well a private appartments and bunker. Each area has board in three languages including english explaining its use and some famous facts. Also at top of building you can take a rest and buy a drink.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was an interesting place to see and worth a visit. Gardens were being set up for an event and the decorations and lanterns were lovely

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately The Independence Palace was closed when we got there, so we could only take a picture from outside. It is better if they have information on the open hours.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The rooms in this building are amazing as well as the grounds. There is also some aircraft in the grounds.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great building with a good surrounding garden. Those who like buildings with great surrounding should go to this place. And ofcourse it was one of important places in Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is not the original Palace, it is basically a new Palace that replace the French Colonial Style. You can visit all four floors and the rooftop and well a the Bunker. Each floor has well appointed state rooms. Is it a must see, the inside not really.

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