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The Independence Palace

106 Nguyen Du, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 80 85094
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This fascinating government building, significant for its role in the Vietnam conflict, is preserved almost exactly as it was in 1966.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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106 Nguyen Du, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 80 85094
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting history and achitecture. I would highly recommend anyone to go see the Reunification Hall!

Thank Nynne G
Reviewed 2 days ago

A few tanks left on the grounds, nice Palace to walk though, gave an in site to the war from the government side, good to walk through the underground bunker.

Thank JetVortex
Reviewed 2 days ago

Opens at 10m. Tickets 40,000 vnd so very cheap. When you enter you enter the grounds of the palace which are vast and beautiful. Great opportunity for a photo in front of the fountain. The palace has stairs or a lift you can use as...More

Thank Patricia V
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the palace with our 2 teenage daughters. The place is amazing with the history of the palace during the Vietnam war. The architecture is amazing and the furnishings are pretty much left as they were in 70's. A must see if you are...More

Thank Blokks
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great place to visit. Reminded me of gracelands in Memphis . Everything left as it was in 1975 when the tanks rolled in. A decor blast from the past

Thank Rob l
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The one thing I'd recommend for this place would be to get a good guide. There are plaques that have information but I feel the best bits came from our guide. Some really cool things to see in here and quite lavish. Don't forget the...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Iconic part of town that is worth spending an hour or two in. Set in a great location and easily accessible. Not necessarily a great place for children which were in abundance during my visit. All explained in Vietnamese, English and French.

Thank Duncan A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well not much info, can't really go into the rooms. Didn't really get much out of it. Go the war museum instead

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 3 days ago

A good place to visit if you have extra time though it is different from War Remnants Museum but I like War Remnants Museum more. Entrance fee cost 20,000 VND and opens at 1 in the afternoon.

Thank dyinet
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to the Independence Palace. I believe our experience was enhanced as we had a guide who told us interesting stories about each room. Very interesting down in the bunker and everything has been so well preserved. The reasons behind the architectural design...More

Thank Amy M
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16 February 2017|
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Response from Linda L | Reviewed this property |
The cost of the ticket for the Palace tour is approximately $1-$1.50US
10 February 2017|
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Response from Gillian M | Reviewed this property |
There are certainly elevators inside the building and the building is generally very spacious. The only floor that the elevators don't go to is the rooftop terrace. That's where the bar and small shop are. I'm pretty sure... More
Sivanesan K
20 December 2016|
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Response from Malcolm T | Reviewed this property |
You can buy entrance tickets. The office is to the left of the main gate.