Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City
The Reunification Palace, also known as the Independence Palace, is a historic building in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. On April 30, 1975, the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of the palace, ending the war and reunifying Vietnam.
The Reunification Palace was built in 1962, replacing the Norodom Palace, which was destroyed by bombs during the Vietnam War. It was designed by architect Ngô Viết Thụ and was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam until 1975. After the reunification of Vietnam, the palace became a museum, and many of the rooms have been preserved as they were during the war.
The Reunification Palace is open to the public every day from 7:30 am to 11:00 am and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Admission is 40,000 VND (about $1.75 USD) per person. Visitors can explore the palace's many rooms, including the President's office, the war room, and the telecommunications center. The palace's gardens are also open to the public and are a popular spot for photos.Learn more
The Reunification Palace is a popular venue for events and conferences. Its many rooms and outdoor spaces can accommodate groups of all sizes, and the palace's historic significance adds a unique element to any event. The palace's event staff can help with planning and execution, and catering is available on-site.