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Like Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi, Reunification Palace (formerly known as Independence Palace) has stayed in the mind of many generations of not only Vietnamese but also foreigners.

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Location & History

The Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Independence Palace, has had a rich và colourful history since its completion. This landmark, which made its name in world history in 1975, is also one of the most visited attractions in the thành phố as it draws thousands of both domestic và international visitors on an annual basis. 

The history of this special building can be traced bachồng khổng lồ 1868, when La Grandiere, the Governor of Cochinchina, commenced the construction work of the first colonial building ever in the thành phố. Not only is the palace famous for its historical significance, but it is also well-known for its special architecture.

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Its current address is at 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City - right at one over of Le Duan Street. It borders other 3 streets: Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street in the bachồng, Nguyen Thi Phố Minh Khai Street on the right & Nguyen Du on the left.

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A Witness of History

There are lots of things visitors can see in the palace. The basement levels feature the underground blast shelter, which has a war command room và a telecommunications centre, as well as war propagandomain authority materials. 

The chamber, which has a capađô thị of more than 500 people & used khổng lồ be the venue for cabinet launch meetings, và the library, in which there are many books about the generations of presidents, are also important sections in the building. Last but not least, the heliport on the rooftop is also a special feature of this building. 

Outside the building st& some historical artefacts, including the helicopter and the German Mercedes car used by the former President Nguyen Van Thieu, và the jeep M152A2 used by the Revolutionary Forces to take President Duong Van Minc to lớn the studio where he surrendered to lớn the Vietnamese government on April 30th 1975.

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Since its construction, the building has gone through several renovation. A major work was undertaken from 1962 lớn 1963, which made the President change his office temporarily lớn Gia Long Palace, which is now the location of Ho Chi Minc City Museum. Much political turbulence led lớn the come and go of several South Vietnam President, until 1975 when the war officially ended and Vietnam became one country.

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Visitor Information

Visitors can now rely on audio guides, which can give sầu them a lot of useful information about the Reunification Palace in the most efficient way. Standard admission for an adult is VND 40.000 (~USD 2), and please note that no entry is allowed after 13:00 hours.

Useful Information


Location: 135 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, P. Bến Thành, Ho Chi Minh City Best for: Family, couple, solo Entrance: 40,000 VND Hours: 7:30AM - 5:00PM Distance to thành phố center: 9.2km (5.7 mi)

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