Palace of Reunification (Independence Palace)

Reunification Palace (Independence Palace) is a great historical witness which went through the two brutal wars against the French and American colonists. The palace was built on the site of the previous Norodom Palace, which was created by architect Ngo Viet Thu and is a tourist attraction in Ho Chi Minh City.


One of the holy triad of attractions in Ho Chi Minh City's central District 1 is the Reunification Palace. It serves as a historical capsule of the city's stormy past, just like Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Post Office. On the morning of April 30, 1975, tanks crashed through the main stage and the victor's flag hung on the balcony of the Reunification Palace, signaling the end of the Vietnam War.

When it was first built in 1873, the complex spanned 12 hectares and had expansive gardens, an 800-meter-wide facade, and an 800-person guest room. It was named Norodom Palace from 1873 to 1954, after the Cambodian king, and was the residence of the Governors General of French Indochina during that time. This chain of government was only disrupted during the Japanese conquest of Vietnam during World War II. The palace was given to Ngo Dinh Diem, the first prime minister of the State of Vietnam, after the Geneva Accords in 1955. In 1962, two mutinous South Vietnamese pilots bombed the left wing of the palace, destroying it. The palace's remains were demolished.


As a result, Ngo Dinh Diem ordered the palace to be rebuilt, using a design by renowned architect Ngo Viet Thu, the first Vietnamese to win the Roman Champion. The building was started in July 1962 and finished in October 1966. The South Vietnamese battle against communist forces was led from Independence Palace until April 21, 1975, when General Thieu was evacuated as part of Operation Frequent Wind, the world's largest helicopter evacuation. Ngo Viet Thu, the first Vietnamese to win the Roman Champion, was honored by Aphe. North Vietnamese forces captured the palace on April 30, 1975, and it was afterwards renamed Reunification Palace.


The surface area of these 12 hectares is approximately 2,000 square meters. The structure has a total size of 4.500 square meters, with one ground floor, three main floors, two mezzanines, one terrace for helicopter landings, over 100 rooms, 4,000 lights, 400 internal telephone lines, one permanent basement, one backup Raio, one commanding rooms, and so on.

The Independence Palace is now a popular historical relic in Ho Chi Minh City, with many foreign and domestic tourists flocking to see it. This location has also served as a venue for government meetings and receptions.

Address: 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Road, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

See more

  • Giac Lam Historical Pagoda

    Giac Lam, the oldest Buddhist pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City ( Saigon ) , was recognized as an important historical site in 1988 by the Vietnamese Department of...

  • Red River – A Symbol of Hanoi

    The Red River is not just a source of livelihood for many Hanoians, but it also serves as a symbol of Vietnamese history and the long-standing prosperity of the nation's...

  • Thoi Son (Thai Son) Island

    Thoi Son ( Thai Son ) Island has a tropical climate with warm and pleasant weather all year around, with fruit trees bearing plums, mangoes, and longans that line...

  • Cham Island of Hoi An

    The Cham Islands are a group of eight tiny islands in the South East Asia Sea. Numerous sand beaches, hilly terrain covered with trees, and a panoramic view of the ocean are...

  • Culture Museum of Sapa

    Sapa Culture Museum ( Sapa Museum ) draws a large number of visitors, particularly those interested in the region's history and culture. The museum offers a...

  • Hoang Yen Chao Castle (Hoang A Tuong Palace)

    Hoang Yen Chao Castle is a one-of-a-kind architectural structure that combines Eastern and Western styles. It is located in Na Hoi Tho Village, Bac Ha district, and was built...

  • Ceramic Village of Bat Trang

    Seven centuries of taking shape and developing, undoubtedly Bat Trang is one of the top traditional ceramic/ pottery and porcelain villages in Hanoi and Vietnam.

  • Thung Nang (Valley of Sunshine)

    Thung Nang or Sunshine Valley belongs to the core area of ​​the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, UNESCO World Heritage. As its name suggests, the sun shines on every...

  • Temple of Mariamman Hindu

    The Mariamman Hindu temple, which is the only Hindu temple in Ho Chi Minh City that is still operating, is revered by both Hindu and non-Hindu Vietnamese.

  • Trang An Picturesque Landscape Complex

    Trang An scenic landscape complex consists of a wide system of unique caves, many limestone mountains, the natural beauty of forest and rivers, and a combination of green...

Booking with confidence

Best Value
Customer's satisfaction is the biggest goal and inspiration in our career. We always try our best to deliver as much pleasure as possible to every tourist...
Best Price Guarantee
At Viet Leading Travel™, We are confident to ensure the best and cannot-be-better price for you. Please take a look at our Best Price Guarantee policy
Best Local Support
We are local people, We are always here to support you 24/7 - ready to listen and arrange everything as your desire. Surely, you will feel satisfactory!
Certificate of Excellence 2015
We are proud to be 2015 winner and awarded the Certificate of Excellence 2015 by Tripadvisor

Join to get special offers & great promotions

Enter your email to quickly get Great Promotion Code, Special offers, Hot deals, and Huge discounts. Don't miss out!