The square in front of it is in luxurious Parisian style.
This 1960s-era structure is famous for its role in the Vietnam War: It was here, on April 30, 1975, that a tank belonging to the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the main gate, signifying the end of the war. Since then, it’s almost as though the place has been frozen in time, with a war room and telecommunications center in the basement, a heliport on the roof and the tank that led the final assault through the palace gate on display. Wander the deserted rooms and corridors and soak up the rather eerie ambiance. The building is also referred to as the Independence Palace.