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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” (135 reviews)
“worth a visit” (415 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 11:00, 13:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
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 135 reviews
"underground bunker"
in 95 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 415 reviews
"vietnam war"
in 453 reviews
"historical significance"
in 82 reviews
"south vietnamese"
in 114 reviews
"recent history"
in 73 reviews
"guided tour"
in 118 reviews
"interesting place"
in 119 reviews
"vietnamese history"
in 118 reviews
"on display"
in 115 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 104 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 88 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 80 reviews
"president"
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"tanks"
in 622 reviews
"architecture"
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Reviewed today

We spent about 2 hours there with a guide. The guide was good, the palace was a bit boring. The top levels had the carious meeting rooms where the presidents received their guests and the bedrooms/dining rooms of the Presidents - Fairly lavish, but we...More

Thank Poonam R
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a great place not only to build your awareness about Vietnam but also to know how presidents lived and received guests. A top sight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Thank Phuc T
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Reviewed yesterday

The place is nice if you're interested in history. Otherwise, it can be a really unpleasant experience, we went on a normal day and it was super hot, as there are no air conditioners or fans anywhere in the building.

Thank FelipeLK
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This palace was an OK visit and you feel like you're in a 60's/70's time capsule. The grounds are beautifully looked after and a nice stroll around. My favorite spots here was up on the roof and in the war rooms in the basement. If...More

Thank chuckymustdie
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent about 2 hrs here as it is full of history, things that you learnt at school came to life! For a small fee Definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Amala_92
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved the views, lighting, and information displayed. Information on the history of the palace was really well done. I think that this is one of the must see places when visiting.

Thank Michael P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My son was very interesting when the first time we visit in April, 2018. He asked many question about history of Vietnam.

Thank Thuy N
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is a little entrance fee, It is better to go and watch the film on history first. Then you will feel the visit more interesting and educational. Some times it is like a history lesson

Thank Nishley D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A very informative place or old palace if you really want to know about Vietnam Presidents and their VIP visitors to this palace. This is where Vietnam was liberated after a tank gate crashed into this palace.

Thank Suncool S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This building was of great importance during the vietnamese war and was bombed becajse of spy infiltration. It was rebuilt and served the President a d Vice President for diplomacy visits and for tactical reasons

Thank Pugsley68
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Lutlut7
10 February 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
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
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B G
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
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