Independence Palace

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Independence Palace
Also known as the Reunification Palace, this Vietnamese landmark was built on the site on an old French colonial palace. It has a remarkably varied history, housing Japanese officials during World War II and was later the home of the president of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The imposing, broad, angular building played a seminal role in Vietnamese history: It was here on April 30, 1975, in an episode that came to be known as the Fall of Saigon, that a North Vietnamese army tank smashed through the gates, symbolically ending the Vietnam War. A tour of the palace is a step back decades in time as you encounter grand, formal rooms used as banquet halls, reception rooms and government offices, or navigate through basement tunnels and former bunkers.
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135 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, Bến Thành, Quận 1, Bến Thành, Ho Chi Minh City, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
+84 28 3822 3652
Sun - Sat 7:30am - 11am, 1pm - 4pm