The building was originally built in 1868 and was once the office of the French Governor in Vietnam. Now the palace is kind of muesum, with audio content, booklet and the actual physical exhibits.
The Reunification Palace is a fascinating piece of 20th century #history and a must-visit for history buffs while traveling to #vietnam. Situated right in the heart of #hochiminhcity, rooms of the palace have been kept intact for decades. Walk around the palace to learn more about which important world leaders came by for big state visits. The basement at one point was also home to the military quarters of the South during the war. It’s interesting to discover something seen in history books up close and personal.
Visited and paid general admission and the new exhibition on the history of Saigon. Really interesting displays and audio visual - multi lingual displays and really good photographs. #independencepalace needs more info panels but despite that it’s really interesting to walk around - you get a real sense of the history - definitely worth a visit , nice gardens and almost traffic free - great views from balcony.
In Vietnam, the Reunification Palace can be said to be a very famous attraction. Anyone who has been to Vietnam does not have to visit there. On the second day we arrived in Vietnam, we came to the prestigious Reunification Palace.
Reunification Palace, formerly known as "Norodon Palace" was originally the French government in southern Vietnam. In 1954, the French evacuated and handed over the "Norodon Palace" to the then Vietnamese government. In order to show Vietnam's independence from French colonial rule, the Vietnamese government renamed it "Independence Palace." Later, with the national reunification of Vietnam's North and South, the "Independence Palace" was renamed the "Reunification Palace" as a symbol of the Vietnamese people's struggle for national independence and national unity.
Reunification Palace was once the office of the French Governor in Vietnam. It is now a venue for government meetings and heads of state receptions. It is also an open historical site for both domestic and foreign visitors. The Palace is 3 stories high with two side buildings and a basement. There is a luxurious meeting room on the first floor; a credential submission room, a presidential VIP room, a banquet hall, and a presidential office on the second floor; and a movie room and entertainment room on the third floor. Reunification Palace is surrounded by trees, with a large lawn in front of the main entrance and a fountain.