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Address: 106 Nguyen Du, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +84 80 85094
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 11:00
13:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This fascinating government building, significant for its role in the...

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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Private Half-Day Tour of Ho Chi Minh City
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Small-Group Tour of Ho Chi Minh City Including Cu Chi Tunnels
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Saigon in a Day: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing and Night Food Tour

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History of the last 60 years

The palace is pretty much preserved as it was used by the President, Independence of Vietnam and the Reunification in the 70s. I took many perspective photos which turned out... read more

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Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The palace is pretty much preserved as it was used by the President, Independence of Vietnam and the Reunification in the 70s. I took many perspective photos which turned out very nice. The grounds is well kept and there are nice trees.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everything within the palace feels like it has come from a time capsule. The design is very interesting and at times beautiful. We went on our own without a guide and although the descriptions are useful it is easy to get lost and I am sure there is marginal benefit in having a guide, a lot of companies will cover... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There's a lot of history that's important to present day Vietnam, mainly being the site we're the surrender to the north was made official. But some quite interesting stuff about who has lived there and who has visited. It's nicely laid out and well looked after.

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This is a nice piece of history.Also, it is a very nice and modern style palace even though it is old. Make sure you watch the movie at the end of the tour, this will give you a better picture of what happened there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were 10 cruise ship passengers with “Saigon Touring” and Dung Zoom that have stopped to visit Independence Palace, home and workplace of the last President of South Vietnam. We were greeted by the Soviet made tanks that North Vietnamese forces drove through the metal gates. There are very nice young English speaking guides available for those that desire a... More 

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Once again this is closed between 11.00 and 13.00. The entry fee is 30,000 VND (just over £1). This place is well visited by Vietnamese school groups and seems more geared to this than to tourists. We thought we could hire a sound guide ( which would have been great) but no the audio sets were for groups being lectured... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a dicey walk through through town and very busy traffic (with a 5 year old in tow) we eventually got to this peaceful haven! Tickets not expensive for entry at 10,000 pp and as we had walked so far already and it was hot, we paid for the electric car tour of the grounds. A snip at 10,000 vnd... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Touring this building allows you to see how the south government worked. There is some what I believe is propaganda however it paints a picture. See my other reviews for Ho Chi Min City.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place is surreal, but awesome. Entry is only 30k Dong, which is worth it. Takes a bit more than one hour. Go for a bite or coffee at bistro Propaganda afterwards!

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Independence Palace tour offered a great deal of information about the American war, and it's conclusion in the late 1970's.

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