Take a tour to the heart of the city included in Ho Chi Minh City shore excursions from Phu My port, let’s visit the Independence Palace (also known as Reunification Palace) situated on 15-hectares plot of land surrounded by four streets Nguyen Thi Minh Khai – Nam Ky Khoi Nghia – Nguyen Du and Huyen Tran Cong Chua in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. The building has stayed in the mind of many generations for stamps of time and history. After occupied six provinces of South Vietnam, the governor decided to build Governor’s Palace on February 23, 1868, in Saigon. After many times of name changes, the palace is known as the Reunification Palace. The landmark was designed by architect Ngo Viet Thu served as presidential home and workplace.
Like Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi, the Reunification Palace is a well-known witness of history that passed through the two fierce wars against the French and American colonists. Its architecture is typical of the 60s, the combination of traditional ritual and modern architecture, with an airy atmosphere. The first floor is designed with meeting rooms, while the second floor is a big reception room, used for welcoming guests, along with cinema and a rooftop nightclub. Each room reminisces about various important moments in the past of Vietnam, gives tourists a first-hand view on its huge maps and old communication equipment, the F5E fighter plane, tank 843… Come to see and recall the fierce wartime in the past.