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The Independence Palace Historical Relic

The Independence Palace (Reunification Palace) is one of the most interesting places in Ho Chi Minh city for domestic and foreign visitors.

The Palace constructed on July 1st 1962, inaugurated on Oct 31st 1966 on the ground of the Governor General of Indochina’s Palace (designed by French in 1868). It was built within the area of 12 hectares and designed by architect Ngo Viet Thu, who won the Roman Grand Prize. It includes 4 main floors, 2 mezzanines, ground floor, and a basement.

After the inauguration, that Palace was the residence and working place of Mr. Nguyen Van Thieu – President of the Republic of Vietnam (October 1967 – April 21st, 1975). On April 30, 1975 the Liberation Army’s tanks crashed through the main gate of the Palace and forced Mr. Duong Van Minh – President of the Republic of Vietnam to surrender unconditionally to the revolutionary government.

In November 1975, the Political Consultative Conference for the national reunification was  help in the Palace

On August 12th, 2009, it was recognized as a special National Historical relic by the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Nowadays, it is one of the most interesting places in Ho Chi Minh city for domestic and foreign visitors. Moreover, it is also the venue for government meetings, special events, receptions and banquet for Heads of state…

Opening hours:

Morning: 07.30am – 11.00am

Afternoon: 13.00 – 16.00

Entrance fee: 30.000vnd/ person

Kindly contact Daily Travel Vietnam for arranging a visiting to this historical site through this email address: [email protected]

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