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“Whistle stop tour”

The Independence Palace
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This fascinating government building, significant for its role in the Vietnam conflict, is preserved almost exactly as it was in 1966.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the palace late afternoon in the heat if the day so probably not the best time. Interesting history but not that much to see. Meeting rooms and private apartments with an underground bunker. Worth a visit if you have an hour to kill

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

For things to see & do in SIAGON. Check it out. It’s a part of the history for this thriving city. It played an important part in the local/country history. Good 1-2hrs.

Thank aussiejashank
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Interesting to visit. Allow about 2 hours to go through the entire palace. Kids loved the bunker area.

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

You feel you are taking part by visiting this place. It is very well kept and there are great details around about what happened here.

Thank estateagentkildare
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I visited the Palace with a friend of mine while i was on a recent business trip to Vietnam. She rented the headset for me with audio in English and she had a map (i don’t think the one she had was in English) but we had a lot of trouble matching up the audio with the room descriptions because there are no numbers or signs outside the individual rooms or displayed items to let you know which button to push on the audio. We got confused more than once. The audio has TONS of information for each stop in the Palace, so much so that I didn’t listen to most of it. And I’m a big history buff.

All in all, it’s worth it because it tells a story about a time not so long ago of the American War (the Vietnam War to we Americans). There is evidence of the storming of the Palace by the Viet Cong, tanks out front on display, and a war era helicopter on a (third ?) floor roof that you can clearly see from one of the windows on that floor. It’s a beautiful Palace and so full of information that you could probably spend a day there and still not get it all.

Thank Kim28124
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