Independence Palace - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting
Things to know
About Independence Palace
Also known as Reunification Palace, it 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 30 April 1975, when a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through its gates.
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Attractions Near Independence Palace
Ho Chi Minh City Museum
0.48km from Independence Palace
A former European style palace converted into a museum. Hosts numerous local artefacts, as well as holds collections that detail the geography as well as the commercial significance of Hoch Chi Minh city. There is an underground bunker and tunnel that the visitors could also explore.
Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon
0.49km from Independence Palace
Established by French colonists who initially named it L'eglise de Saïgon, the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. The name Notre-Dame Cathedral has been used since 1959. It has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet). All the original building materials were imported from France and the cathedral foundation was designed to bear ten times the weight of the cathedral.
Saigon Central Post Office
0.57km from Independence Palace
A post office known for its Gothic, Renaissance and French influences. The building was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the late 19th century. It is adorned with a most artistic façade, and is particularly well laid out and well equipped.
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What Visitors Say About Independence Palace
There is a lot to see inside and outside the Independence Palace. You can explore and engage with Vietnam's recent history. The building used to be the French coloniser's governors residence and office before it was turned into the Reunification Palace. You can see many reception rooms that have historical value to the development of Vietnam in the last 60 years.
In case you get hungry there a three restaurants/ coffee shops on the premises and a playground for children.
Finding the parking is a little tricky as you have to ride your bike on the sidewalk. Behind the ticket booth is the entrance for scooter parking.
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