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  • Address: 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 1
  • Hours: Open daily 7:30am - 11am (closes for lunch), re-opens 1pm - 4pm
  • Admission: VND 15,000

The Reunification Palace is an important site of political and cultural significance, built by the French in 1868 to mark the newly established colony of Indochina.

In 1945, it briefly became the headquarters for the Japanese after their defeat of the French. In 1962, two Vietnamese rebel pilots bombed the palace - the president survived but the palace did not. He commissioned a new one to be built.  It was renamed Independence Palace and the design became a Modernist icon.

In 1975 the palace was the symbolic site of the triumphant liberation of Saigon. Vietnam was then reunified; since then the building has been known as Reunification Palace.

Today it is a working government building as well as having areas open to the public. Tour the private quarters, the president's former office and the War Command Room. You get a real sense of what happened here and  its importance in Vietnamese history.

Practical Info

Situated in the heart of District 1 , a short walk from Ben Thanh market - follow Le Loi away from the market circle and turn left onto Nam Ky Khoi Nghia.

Don't miss the maze of basement rooms, where informative movies are screened continuously.

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