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The Independence Palace
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This fascinating government building, significant for its role in the Vietnam conflict, is preserved almost exactly as it was in 1966.
Cebu
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“Hot, Hot, Hot”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Its just an old Palace, with old furniture and lots of propaganda materials. Went down to the "war rooms" and felt claustrophobic due to no air, no lights and LOTS OF PEOPLE. It was hot, hot, hot!

Visited August 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Informative and full packed for a cheap price”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

A tour of various function rooms that exude royalty, beautiful wooden carvings and furniture. Remnants of the war were successfully depicted. Visiting the basement though gives you a haunting feeling but relives the moment on how it was like during war time. A snack counter on the top floor is available for tidbits and cold drinks. There is a nice restaurant behind where you can unwind....

Visited January 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Historic immersion”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Lot's to see. A brilliant historic place which enlightens lot about Vietnamese culture. I have been to this place twice and might visit again in Oct 13.

Visited October 2012
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Wondai, Australia
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“Interesting insights into Vietnam's history”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We visited the palace with our tour guide Quang from Water Buffalo Tours. His knowledge really enhanced our visit to the palace. Amazingly preserved original furnishings from the 1960's.

Visited September 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Spectacular Building!”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

The building and its design are worth a visit - providing much history background of the city and its past.
If you're an architecture buff, don't miss out!

Visited September 2013
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