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The Independence Palace, Ho Chi Minh City
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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 great building to take a quick walk around...very contemporary with expansive rooms and general living areas. The windows are kept open...no air-conditioning, yet comfortable when a breeze blows thr...  more »
  • 很可惜這裡沒有冷氣,完全靠自然風,裡面的陳設都是懷舊氣氛濃厚的展覽品,不過門票很微妙15,000越南盾,美金是1塊! 如果是付美金就匯差6-7K了! 
  • If you visit Ho Chi Minh City, is the best place. Great to know the history of Viet Nam, in France, tours are offered as well as English. Demawaremasu about 1 hour. Understand impact of Viet Nam and France.
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