The first location in this largest Saigon city you choose to visit so why not choosing Reunification Palace – A “must go visiting” place in Saigon city ? Nowadays, Reunification Palace is known as the most famous location and its history for travellers.
Independence Palace (Dinh Độc Lập), also known as Reunification Palace (Vietnamese: Dinh Thống Nhất or Dinh Độc Lập), built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
It was designed by architect Ngô Viết Thụ and was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It was the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, when a North Vietnamese Army tank crashed through its gates.
- The Reunification Palace has five levels beginning with the basement features tunnels, a war room and telecommunications centre. The war command room has original maps on its walls. Period telecommunications equipment are also on display. Its adjoining basement rooms display war propaganda materials.
- On the third floor, there’s a card playing room while the fourth houses a casino.
- Some president’s car collection:
- Reunification Palace’s rooftop terrace is fitted with a helipad.
- And check out some other place from Reunification Palace:
The Reunification Palace is open from 07:30-12:00 and 13:00-16:00. You can buy tickets at the main gate, located on the east side of the palace gardens. Security will check your bags for safety reasons.
Free guided tours are available in English, French, Japanese and Chinese. The palace is on Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, close to the Ben Thanh Market. You can catch a taxi or walking there if your stay near to nam Ky Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street.
Put on light clothes ’cause it’s a little bit hot there, bring camera to take memory photos and also you can buy souvenir at there too.
Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 11:00 & 13:00 – 16:00
Address: 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ben Thanh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Fee entrance: ~ 40,000 VND (2-3$)