One of the most iconic tourist sites in Ho Chi Minh City, the Saigon Reunification palace (Independence Palace), has remained very well in the mind of many generation. It was here that the first Communist tanks in Saigon rushed on the morning of 30 April 1975.
The palace was designed by architect Ngo Viet Thu. As Vietnam was split into North Vietnam and South Vietnam, the building served as presidential home and workplace. Today in most locals’ minds, the palace is remembered widely as a marked end to the war, as the North Vietnamese tank crashed its gates on April 30th, 1975.
The Saigon Reunification Palace is located at 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, in Ho Chi Minh City. includes a visit to the Reunification Palace on any of its tours. If you are visiting the country on your own you may take a taxi or ask a xe om ( the motor bike taxi) to take you to the palace.
The Saigon Reunification Palace architecture is mixed with the traditional art and modernity. Some renovation has been made since palace was built this is pretty much including some major work 1962 to 1963. However, the war ended in 1975 and since then Vietnam became one country.
The Saigon Reunification Palace is open daily from 08:00 AM to 11.30 AM and 13:00 to 17:00. Entrance fee is VND 20,000 .