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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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  • If you are staying in Saigon, chances ares this spot is already on your list of must see places. Most of the travelers who come to Vietnam are interested in its history, and this building is a symbol ...  more »
  • Very well kept.The building is huge . Garden is well maintained. Anyone Visiting this city must see this place  more »
  • This remodeled building following its bombing is worth the visit. There are two tanks on the lawn near the gate along with a nice fountain. The interior contains the office of the prior presidents, me...  more »