The Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh

Overview of Reunification palace

Reunification palace or independence palace is a popular attraction among locals and foreigners. It is among the most visited historical land marks in Vietnam that thousands of people visit from all over the world. This place became world famous in 1975 due to the rich and colorful history as well as its architecture. In 1868 governor of Cochinchina, La Grandiere started construction work of first colonial building in the city.

The Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh

It is located in one of the main areas of the city. The attraction is located among different streets Le Duan Street, Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street and Nguyen Du. You can explore these places by walk and enjoy delicious Vietnamese meals in the local restaurants.

Things to do at Reunification palace

The Reunification palace offers a variety of activities to its visitors. You can learn about the politics, independence and war history of the country. There is a blast seller in the basement level of the building with a telecommunication center, war command room and many propaganda materials. Chamber of the building has cabinet venue for meetings, library with many books and many sections for other important things. This area has a capacity of more than 500 people. Rooftop is a very important part of the building because it has a heliport. It remained South Vietnam’s president workplace during the war.

The Reunification Palace Ho Chi Minh City Tour

You can see the architecture and interior style of south Vietnam in 1960s. It was an important place for the end of the war. Replica of No. 390 tank is placed in the ground outside the building that crashed during the war in April 1975.

Reunification palace

Check the vintage things placed in the recreation room of the building such as circular sofa, radios, phones, office equipment and different maps hanging on the walls. You can learn more about the war by the historic photos and propaganda film about American imperialists and Vietnamese supporters. You can learn about the hardships faced by the people of Vietnam due to US and French military.

Accommodation (budget, moderate and luxury) near Reunification palace

  • Vy Da Backpackers Hotel

This is the perfect place for backpackers and solo travelers. It is a wonderful place with different facilities like free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, restaurant, airport shuttle, full service laundry and much more.


  • The Akoya Ben Thanh Hotel

It is a three star accommodation with many facilities such as 24 hours front desk, room service, free Wi-Fi, restaurant and much more. There is a food street near accommodation with a variety of food options. Each room has a wardrobe, fridge, kettle, safety deposit box, private bathroom and flat screen TV.


  • Adora Art Hotel

Beautiful place to stay in Ho Chi Minh city with hot tub, bar, restaurant, rooftop pool and much more. Adora hotel is located near Ben Thanh market, government offices, artefacts, war rooms and bus stop. Rooms are relaxing and warmly decorated with safe, Wi-Fi internet, flat screen TV, coffee maker and mini refrigerator.


Places to eat

There is a variety of places to eat near the hotel. You can get a variety of delicious Vietnamese and international cuisines from these places. Most of the hotels use ingredients from local producers and farmers.

  • Ngon 138 restaurant (Quan Ngon 138)

It is the best place to find Asian and Vietnamese foods in Ho Chi Minh. There are vegan and vegetarian food options in the menu along with a variety of drinks. You can enjoy some delicious traditional flavors of Vietnam.


  • Italiani’s Pizza

You can try delicious hand tossed, wood fired pizzas and many other Italian dishes in the restaurant. This is a wonderful place to enjoy food made with fresh ingredients sourced from local producers and farmers.


  • Ruong Pub and Hub

This simple and modern restaurant is located in the center of Ho Chi Minh city. There is a variety of Vietnamese dishes and BBQ. The restaurant also has a bar and café where you can relax and enjoy drinks with food. This is an excellent place to sit and enjoy meals.


Airport info

Joint civilian and military airport named Tan Son Nhat International airport is used for domestic and international flights in Ho Chi Minh City that is among the biggest airports of Vietnam. It is located near District 1 and many tourist attractions.


The Reunification Palace is located in District 1. It is the city center of Ho Chi Minh city. Many tourist attractions are very close to District 1 that can be explored by walk. You can find many places to stay, eat and drink near the attraction. However, you can travel to other places by bus.

Reunification Palace

Vietnam is one of the best countries to visit with rich history and culture. War and independence history of the country is very painful and interesting. You can learn about the resilient past of Vietnamese people by The Reunification Palace.

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