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The Independence Palace
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Fee: Yes
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.
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Awesome building with so much history. Well presented with info boards all the way around which explained each room and what it was used for. The bunker was great to see with all of the maps on the wall. Very interesting watching the video and hearing the War being described from the "other" side. Has defiantly given me a different perspective on the War and the liberation (rather than fall) of Saigon.

Thank Furterbrown
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

Nearly all parts of the palace are open from the bunker to the rooftop. The technology in it is antiquated by today's standards but in keeping with the time. The most impressive part was the carpets and upholstery. A place of recent history where I remember the tank crashing through the front gate.

Thank David R
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Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

We got Buffalo Tours to take us around HCM so as not to miss any landmarks. Happy with our English speaking tourguide to explain the building.

First we went thru living quarters upstairs. Glad that there were furnishings inside. Then saw underground bunker and communication rooms. Very interesting.

Thank mamabelz
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

One of our most interesting places to visit while in the city. Very beneficial to do with a tour guide, to get all the history about the palace.

Thank lindyMelbourne
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

From the outside, the Palace looks like a government building. The inside is nicely kept with actual furniture, carpets, some art. The guards kept a keen eye on everyone, making sure we followed the path. Very open hallways, the rooms are in the middle where meetings were held.

Thank Tara T
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