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Reunification Palace

icon-location-red This building was the home and workplace of South Vietnam’s President during the Vietnam War.

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

135, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh Cit

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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"To make the most of your visit to Reunification Palace, arrive early in the morning to avoid the crowds and take a guided tour to gain deeper insights into the historical significance of this iconic landmark. Don't miss the rooftop terrace, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city and get a unique perspective on the palace's architectural grandeur."

If you’re interested in the Vietnam war and the significant events that occurred in 1975, the Reunification Palace is a must-visit on your Ho Chi Minh City tours!

The Reunification Palace, also known as Independence Palace, is one of the most famous historic sites in Vietnam. This building was the home and workplace of South Vietnam’s President during the Vietnam War, so if you're interested in learning more about the this fascinating country's history then the Reunification Palace is a great place to start.

The Palace has witnessed the happenings of two fierce wars against the French and American colonists and it was an important mark to end the war and the fall of South Vietnamese Government when tank No.390 crashed through its main gate and entered the grounds on April 30, 1975. A replica of that tank is now parked on the lawn outside the building.

Apart from its historic significance, the Reunification Palace is also a showplace of the South Vietnamese modernist architecture and interior decoration, typical in the 1960s. Be sure to check out the impressively recreation room, featuring a circular sofa, and the eerie basement, full of vintage 1960’s phones, radios, tactical maps hang on the walls and office equipment. 

There is also a room filled with historic photos and a propaganda film showing how the South Vietnamese supporters and American imperialists yielded to Ho Chi Minh’s revolutionary forces.

Best time to visit

As this is a very popular tourist attraction, visitors better arrive early - as soon as the palace opens- to avoid crowds



How to get there

The Reunification Palace is nestled in District 1, which is also the center of Ho Chi Minh City and close to other tourist attractions such as Notre Dame Cathedral, 30/4 Park, Central Post Office, etc. This place has the front gate facing the intersection between Le Duan Street and Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street. For those staying in hotels in District 1, the palace is a 20-minute walk, otherwise a bus can be taken directly to the centre station.

Frequently asked questions

What is the Reunification Palace?

The Reunification Palace is a historic landmark in Ho Chi Minh City that served as the presidential palace of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

When was the Reunification Palace built?

The construction of the Reunification Palace started in 1962 and was completed in 1966.

What is the significance of the Reunification Palace?

The Reunification Palace is significant as it symbolizes the end of the Vietnam War when a North Vietnamese tank crashed through its gates on April 30, 1975.

What can visitors expect to see at the Reunification Palace?

Visitors can explore the various rooms and halls of the palace, including the president's office, meeting rooms, telecommunications center, and a basement with a war command room.

Are guided tours available at the Reunification Palace?

Yes, guided tours are available at the Reunification Palace. Visitors can join a guided tour to learn more about the history and significance of the palace.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

135, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh Cit

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

Find it on google maps