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This was a waste of time. Only furniture on display. And old rotary style phones on tables. Just looks fake. Minimal information displayed. The basement bunker with telecommunications stuff may be interesting to techies but no significant information there either. Highly avoidable. Just look up...More
The thing is, the building itself is not necessarily the nicest palace/political building in the world by far.
Nevertheless it carries significant historical importance and if you go with a tour guide you get to learn a lot of interesting facts about it (e.g. how...More
We went there on a Friday. It's not the easiest place to find your way around. There were lots of closed off areas and, rather bizarrely, by about 1115-1130 we had staff (who might have been soldiers from their uniforms) either telling us that some...More
A jet and 2 tanks that played a role estruction and surrender of the palace are on display. Lavish welcoming rooms for diplomats and statues of Ho Chi Min are on display. Living quarters of the president are open for viewing as well.
Excellent but make sure you get a guided tour available there to appreciate the history. Everything left as it was 40+ yrs ago. You can visualise the scene where the tank ran over the gate just like in the movies.
Both the Independence Palace and War Remnants Museum offer valuable lessons in the history of war. A definite site visit when in HCMC. Palace is closed from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM so plan your one to two hour visit to accommodate the lunch closure....More
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I never saw anyone with a backpack on going through the palace,however their is souvenirs shop and tourist information centre at the front gate we’re you can buy your visitors pass, I would be very surprised if they could... More
I never saw anyone with a backpack on going through the palace,however their is souvenirs shop and tourist information centre at the front gate we’re you can buy your visitors pass, I would be very surprised if they could not accommodate you in someway so you could do the tour of the place if backpacks are not allowed