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The Independence Palace

106 Nguyen Du, District 1 | 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.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good45%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“war rooms” (137 reviews)
“worth a visit” (413 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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106 Nguyen Du, District 1 | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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+84 80 85094
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"war rooms"
in 137 reviews
"underground bunker"
in 91 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 413 reviews
"vietnam war"
in 440 reviews
"historical significance"
in 83 reviews
"south vietnamese"
in 115 reviews
"recent history"
in 73 reviews
"guided tour"
in 117 reviews
"piece of history"
in 64 reviews
"interesting place"
in 122 reviews
"vietnamese history"
in 114 reviews
"interesting building"
in 66 reviews
"on display"
in 116 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 102 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 83 reviews
"president"
in 552 reviews
"tanks"
in 615 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The only thing fascinating about the place are two tanks which historically were the first ones to enter the building to overthrow the southern VIetnamese government and unify Vietnam . The indoors didn’t interest me at all. Typical administrative building . For those who have...More

Thank Spiros T
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Reviewed yesterday

The Independence Palace, also known as Reunification Palace was built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was designed by architect Ngo Viet Thu and was the home and workplace of the President of...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely worth a visit but go either early morning or after 2pm as it closes between 11am and 2pm. We just walked round ourselves but there are guided tours or Audio tours. It is also worth going to see the exhibition in a separate building...More

Thank Pam186525
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An interesting place to visit. The architecture reflects the period the palace was built. Large open spaces, large rooms where each room has a particular function and use. Having a private tour made the palace seem more lively as we were told a lot about...More

Thank MMvet
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Only 40,000d to enter Following the arrows around the building will help tell the story of the building and provide a lot of information that links to the Vietnam war. The architecture is unique and also the furniture and rooms have been preserved so that...More

Thank Craig F
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stepping back in time to the 60’s. Was a palace now a tourist attraction. Not loads to see and what there is is very samey. But interesting nonetheless. It’s how they lived, and they want to show it off. Worth a vist. Lots of stairs...More

Thank Amandam24bd
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing rooms with beautiful pictures, furniture, floor coverings etc a "must see" experience. In contrast is the bunker rooms underneath the Palace set up for functional hiding/sleeping/working places during the war so the military functions could carry on "Sight unseen" while war went on above....More

Thank Betty G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Walking into The Independence Palace I was not sure what to expect but was not disappointed. As you walk through the gates you look up and across a large white building that seems to call out 1960s architecture. As you walk through the passageways this...More

Thank David A
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I think TripAdvisor is not to be trusted so I guess don't trust my review? Lol Honestly the Palace isn't as great as people make it out to be. Audio or guide totally not necessary and honestly 1.5 hrs is plenty of time. The bunker...More

Thank hookups013
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this on part of our Jeep tour, which I think our tour guide made quite interesting. He was very knowledgeable and made the history on this palace very interesting. Well worth a look.

Thank Nicole W
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Lutlut7
February 10, 2018|
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Response from Welltravelled064 | Reviewed this property |
Hand bags are allowed in but not back packs but there is a place to store them. For more detail re size of bags allowed in try their website or the tourist office.
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Fatma_Mahmooud
February 16, 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
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B G
February 9, 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
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