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The Independence Palace

106 Nguyen Du, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 80 85094
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This fascinating government building, significant for its role in the Vietnam conflict, is preserved almost exactly as it was in 1966.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
106 Nguyen Du, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 80 85094
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an amazing building and justifies the title of palace. Make sure to go to the basement and see bunker used for communications and way planning - amazingly well preserved.

Thank ShuggieR
Reviewed 2 days ago

Big palace, beautiful garden, dummy helicopter on the roof, shopping and a mini bar.. all good ones.

Thank Ramasamy K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had been here two time, i like to come here to see the furniture on each floor everything made from long time ago but still look very nice. Very interesting to see each floor, One of the most special place should visit in ho...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

I went here solo a few weeks ago. The ticket costs 40,000 Dong, and if you want an audio guide, it will set you back 80,000 Dong. The rooms/chambers in the upper floors are lovely. There is also a helipad and a chopper :) What's...More

Thank Grace V
Reviewed 3 days ago

exploitation and over the top modernist architecture created by a dictatorship with questionable taste but plenty of $$$$

Thank bfgstk
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing the palace has been kept as it was post 1975. A number of relics still there including a chopper. Many rooms including the bunkers, communication rooms and war command rooms

Thank stevejm2014
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is a nice building to visit. Lovely chandeliers and rugs and interesting bunkers. We went with our 4 and 8 yo kids and there was enough space for them to move around. The gardens are lovely as well. For families with kids, there is...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 4 days ago

A chance to relive and imagine what it was like during the vietnam war. a place now quite tranquil save for the loud tour guides and some noisy tourists. Entry is cheap, mere fraction of silver palace in phnom penh. Go up to the top...More

Thank mikinon
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent condition of the artifacts,rooms in beautiful conditions,and bunker a must to visit,the 2 tanks on the entry are in mint condition

Thank air198
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went with my family. They have special price for children. The trees outside are beautiful and well maintained. There is a fighter plane and tanks outside and a helicopter at the helipad. The meeting rooms are ok. There is even a theatre inside. The bunker...More

Thank BianKa Y
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16 February 2017|
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Response from Linda L | Reviewed this property |
The cost of the ticket for the Palace tour is approximately $1-$1.50US
9 February 2017|
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Response from Gillian M | Reviewed this property |
There are certainly elevators inside the building and the building is generally very spacious. The only floor that the elevators don't go to is the rooftop terrace. That's where the bar and small shop are. I'm pretty sure... More
Sivanesan K
20 December 2016|
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Response from Malcolm T | Reviewed this property |
You can buy entrance tickets. The office is to the left of the main gate.