Discover Inside the Independence Palace, Saigon, Vietnam
- August 20, 2017
The Independence Palace, Vietnam is right in the heart of Ho Chi Minh city (or called as Saigon).
It is also known as reunification Palace. One of the most attraction, landmarks. And formally, it is the main seat and house of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. The Vietnamese use it for government meetings and events. Certainly, you can come to the different floors and the basement was probably the most, one of the most interesting parts. Now we are going to discover inside the Independence Palace, Vietnam!
The Independence Palace also known as Reunification Palace (Vietnamese: Dinh Thống Nhất). It was built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Designed by architect Ngo Viet Thu, it was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It was a site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on April 30th, 1975, when a North Vietnamese Army tank crashed through the gates.
1. Independence Palace address or how to get Independence Palace
Its address is 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Hence, to go to the palace quickly, you should go by motorbike or take a taxi. In addition, you can take a bus to the centre station, then walk about 15 to 20 minutes to the Independence Palace.
2. Independence Palace entrance fee
Its cost is 30, 000 VND per turn (about US$ 1.30). Yet if your team is about 20 members, you all decrease in one thirdly of the ticket cost.
3. Opening hours
The monument of the Independent Palace, Vietnam opens and sell tickets daily for tourists (consists of off days, the festivals and New Year)
Daily from 8:00 to 11:00 am and from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. You need about 1 to 2 hours to visit its architecture, take images and explore the history related to the legendary place.
4. Parts Inside the Independence Palace, Vietnam
Coming to the independence Palace, Vietnam, tourists will be experienced and discover everything through pano, guiding boards, room board following international standard ( it is a new form without tourist guide). If you request to have a description, you will service according to the fee of the monument. English- and French-speaking guides are on duty during opening hours. After that, tourists will watch a document film “Independence Palace –historical witnesses about the Vietnamese aggressive wars to fight against imperialism and for independence at the cinema room (having air conditioner) about 25 minutes.
- President’s Office in the Hall
- The old war room underneath the Palace
- Roof of Reunification Palace
- The Banquet Chamber in the Independence Hall
- Ministers’ cabinet room
- Conference hall
- Vietnamese T-54 tank in the gardens at the entrance of the palace
5. The Independence Palace, Vietnam dress code
The independence palace is quite simple. Namely, your costume should be clean-lembed and polite. The dangerous objects such as pocketknives are not allowed. Small backpacks are permitted inside, but larger luggage must be left at security. Specially, don’t walk on the grass or touch displays around the independence palace.