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The Independence Palace

Closed Now: 07:30 - 11:00, 13:00 - 16:00
Open today: 07:30 - 11:00, 13:00 - 16:00
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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.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
106 Nguyen Du, District 1 | District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
+84 80 85094
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Reviewed today via mobile

As a Brit I’ve seen a few palaces and this one is very different of course. It’s a 60’s building with the tech of the time but also with a message for us all. It includes the bunker to protect from the bombing by seemingly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gerryp58
Reviewed today

There was so much to explore here. I found it fascinating, especially the bunkers and the communication systems used during the Vietnam War. Our only mistake was not realising that they closed for an hour at lunch time so we had to hurry the last...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sarajames32
Reviewed yesterday

Gives you and understanding of the political history of Vietnam, make sure you make it all the way to the bunker in the basement, my advice is to start from the tope and make your ay down.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank travelingduftys
Reviewed yesterday

We paid the small entrance fee price to be able to explore the palace and grounds. It is very pretty to walk around. We did not do any sort of tour but those were offered there as well. Not a place you could spend all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kateaustin1865
Reviewed yesterday

A visit will show you have the leaders in Hanoi survived during the US Viet Nam war. You can see the bunker in the basement that would protect the north leaders from all bombs. You can see the communications center as well as the list...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank williamkassel
Reviewed yesterday

Probably me not doing my homework properly but I didn't find this palace as interesting as I thought. There's plenty of rooms to visit but nothing that made me say WOW .

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jane a
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Independence Palace in District 1... beautiful place. Entry ticket price also cheap. Good environment. Big garden. Nice take pictures. Only one problem. Toilets not clean in the palace. Bad smell. Tourist attraction is good... must improve.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Fidhaullah786
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed hearing about the Palace and the associated history. It was beautiful and cool after a hot walk as well. If you want to know more about the history of Vietnam make a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Silvascene
Reviewed 4 days ago

Toured the Independence Palace and was amazed. Stunning mid-century architecture – and an incredibly important historical experience. Did not do the guided tour, but instead explored on our own. Amazing. Don't skip it!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank billlM7076EJ
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Reunification Palace was a very enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. Just 40,000VND entrance fee but note their closing hours in the middle of the day (there is a pleasant, two-storey Highlands Coffee building located on the fountain/front side of the palace,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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13 December 2018|
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Response from yyesiamtrish2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you need a ticket.
10 February 2018|
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Response from 1953drover | Reviewed this property |
I never saw anyone with a backpack on going through the palace,however their is souvenirs shop and tourist information centre at the front gate we’re you can buy your visitors pass, I would be very surprised if they could... More
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