Captured in the historic 1975 photograph of a North Vietnamese military tank crashing through its gates, The Independence Palace played a pivotal role in the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War. The interior of the palace has remained nearly intact since it was built as a residence of the South Vietnamese president in 1966. Its desolate halls and rooms are time capsules, displaying period-style furnishings and motifs--conference rooms, reception halls, a war room, a telecommunication center, and tunnels in the basement. Check out the president's living quarters, featuring bizarre decorations, such as actual elephant feet. At the entrance you can see a Vietnamese T-54 tank and the roof is topped with a model of a presidential helicopter. Plan to visit The Independence Palace during your Ho Chi Minh City vacation using our convenient Ho Chi Minh City trip planner .
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Amazing place. This is the place where the Vietnam War "ended". I spent several hours here just walking the hallways! It has five levels. It has a bunker downstairs with shooting range, War room! There are also equipment that had been used in the war, Radios and stuff like that. There's also presidential suite upstairs where you get to actually step into and see where the president was working. This place is so full of history and it's awesome. DO NOT MISS OUT THIS ONE! :) :) Definitely one of the best places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City!
If you love history then you will appreciate this place. I, my mom and her friend who was on their early 70s visited this place. The place have different levels and I like the basement where you can find the war room. There are old equipments used for communications. It's like I was watching a Rambo movie when I was there in the basement. =) To know more about their past, visiting the Independence Palace will give you picture of what happened before. I suggest to have a guide with you when you enter this one so you will know the history of this place and Ho Chi Minh.
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