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The Independence Palace, Ho Chi Minh City

Categories: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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Captured in the historic 1975 photograph of a North Vietnamese military tank crashing through its gates, The Independence Palace played a pivotal role in the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War. The interior of the palace has remained nearly intact since it was built as a residence of the South Vietnamese president in 1966. Its desolate halls and rooms are time capsules, displaying period-style furnishings and motifs--conference rooms, reception halls, a war room, a telecommunication center, and tunnels in the basement. Check out the president's living quarters, featuring bizarre decorations, such as actual elephant feet. At the entrance you can see a Vietnamese T-54 tank and the roof is topped with a model of a presidential helicopter. Before you head to Ho Chi Minh City, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ho Chi Minh City trip builder, to make sure you see all that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer, including The Independence Palace.
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  • A must for every visitor. A glimpse into the turbulent history of the city and the country.
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  • Saw this Palace on our full day tour of Siagon. Our tour guide Quang from Buffalo Tours was magnificent. He explained every room and his knowledge was unbelievable. He really is a credit to the tour c...  read more »
  • The number of layers is quite a bit hard but it's great to see ^^ just taking pictures. A little hot and easy to lug around the stairs on foot. If you like the power is looking at everything, just like in the garden without the need to find a good (city walk travel power boggles the mind ^^)
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