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Reunification Palace
Reunification Palace

Reunification Palace

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135 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
+84 28 3822 3652
http://www.vietnamtourism.com/en/index.php/tourism/items/281
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Located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Reunification Palace has great historical significance. It played a role in the end of the Vietnam War, when a Vietnamese army tank crashed through the entrance ... Read more
gates on April 30, 1975. You can see the tank up close, since it is now located on the palace grounds. Aside from the replacement of the gates, the structure looks the same as it did in the 1970s. Inside, find a spacious ballroom, several convention halls and the president's office. Stand on the outdoor deck for a beautiful view of the surrounding city.

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Orange County, CA

The Reunification Palace or Independence Palace is famous for the image of a tank ramming down its gates back in 1975 during the fall of Saigon. The palace today is open to tourists and students interested in the history of Vietnam. They could definitely try to air-condition the place as the weather is almost never cold here. The bathrooms could definitely be serviced more often too. Things of note are the helicopter on the roof, the dance floor, and the 1970s furnishings. The elephant feet were interesting to display. Tours are offered throughout the day and there's an admission fee to visit.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Reunification Palace (or Independence Palace) is known as the place where the war ended after a tank driving through its gates was seen around the world. You immediately get a sense of opulence and are transported back in time with the items that are on display in the rooms. The three elephant feet on display are grotesque, but you just can't not look at them. I thought the garden area was pretty neat. Check out the helicopter on the roof.

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Vinales, Cuba

The Reunification Palace, also known as The Independence Palace, was seen all over the news on the 30th of April 1975, when a tank driven by South Vietnam Provisional Revolutionary troops drove through its gates, effectively ending the war. As one BBC correspondent said, “The men from the jungle have arrived.” Today, you can visit the palace for 30,000 dong, exploring its many rooms which are on display over three floors. The architecture and furniture are distinctively ‘60s. Some of the objects on display, like the elephant feet and giant ivory tusks, are a little off-putting.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Best experienced with a guide, this site is famous for the "Fall of Saigon" in 1975. One for the history buffs!

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Pittsford (town), New York

Interesting structure which was directly involved with the war. We even went down into the bunkers where there is a lot of old electronic stuff and furnishings. Gets really busy during peak tourist season.

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Santa Clara, California, USA
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Beautiful and huge, the reunification palace provides an interesting tour of elegance and history. See the history of where the government resided during the Vietnam War. The Palace is quite pristine, and one can only imagine the chaos surrounding it when the Vietcong finally broke through and took over the Palace, as the tanks crashed through. Take a tour to learn about the building and its history in the American War.

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Orange, California, USA

If you like history, invest 1-2 h time And visit the palace. There are guided free tours every 15 minutes, so you will be informed ( in English) about each room and its meaning.

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Bekasi

It was okay, one of the most attractive part of the tour was the pretty tour guide in aodai ;)

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Local from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Cà phê Bệt ... In the park in front of Reunification Palace, next to Notre Dame ... The real Saigon experience!

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Cocoa, Florida

Completed in 1873, it was the French Governor-General's office. It served as the President of South Vietnam's home and office from 1954 to April 30th 1975. It was the site of the end of the war on April 30th, 1975 when a North Vietnamese tank came crashing through the front gates. The roof of the Palace was the spot where the famous picture was taken of the last helicopter flight out of South Viet, before the communists took over all of Vietnam.

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San Antonio, Texas

This is quite interesting place however it is a bit busy. You can tour the many rooms they have. This is the equivalent to the White House of Vietnam.

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Reunification Palace is not open to visitors when official receptions or meetings are taking place. English- and French-speaking guides are on duty during opening hours. There is a viewing room where you can watch a video about Vietnamese history in a variety of languages. The national anthem is played at the end of the tape and you are expected to stand up – it would be rude not to.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

This is an interesting historical spot to visit if you'd like to learn a piece of history about the Vietnam War. The tours are guided, and essentially you view various parts of the Palace with a guide to explain the different rooms and events happening during the war. It was interesting to see the technology used back in the day in some areas of the Palace that were designated for communications.

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Sydney, Australia

bit different to when i was there during tour of duty 1969

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Local from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

How awesome! A place is fascinated by visitors. Love it!

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Melbourne, Australia

Ein Besuch des Palastes der Wiedervereinigung, einst als Unabhängigkeitspalast bekannt, setzt den Fokus eher auf die historischen Ereignissen, die hier stattgefunden haben, als die Prunk und Pracht des Gebäudes. Tatsächlich scheint dieses Gebäude im Stil der 1960er Jahre mit seinen großen, prunkvollen Räumen und seiner kolonialen Einrichtung an dem Zeitpunkt eingefroren zu sein, als am 30. April 1975 ein nordvietnamesischer Panzer durch die Eisentore stürzte und darauf der Vietnamkrieg beendet wurde. Für Einheimische repräsentiert der Palast dieses historische Ereignis und die Wiedervereinigung des Landes. Im innern kann man Heute über diese und weiter Ereignisse aus der bewegten Geschichte Vietnams lernen

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Тhе сеntrе оf thе аllіеd соmmаnd аnd thе рlасе whеrе thе Νоrth Vіеtnаmеsе сlаіmеd vісtоrу іn thе Аmеrісаn Wаr, Rеunіfісаtіоn Раlасе hаs рlауеd іts раrt іn sоmе іnсrеdіblе sсеnеs. Тhіs аgеіng раlасе hаs еssеntіаllу bееn frоzеn іn tіmе sіnсе а Νоrth Vіеtnаmеsе Аrmу tаnk smаshеd thrоugh іts gаtеs іn 1975.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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