Independence Palace, also known as Reunification Palace, built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Saigon, Vietnam. It was designed by architect Ngô Viết Thụ and was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
1. The buildings of the 1960s have both classical and modern aesthetics; 2. After several rounds, they witnessed the North-South war and unification of Vietnam; 3. Although there is only one building, there are four floors on the ground and two floors on the ground; 4. The exhibition hall on the ground mainly exhibits the living room, bedroom and lounge, while the basement part is the most attractive temporary war command room and its various equipment; 5. Dacao. At that time, the first tank rushed into the palace to realize the unification of North and south; 60,000 guilders, about 12 yuan.
It was built on February 23, 1869 by the then Governor of Southern Vietnam, Lagrantier. It was named "Norodom Palace" and in fact it was also the Governor's Palace of France in the whole Indo-Chinese region. In front of the Unified Palace is a large green lawn with a fountain in the center. There are several tank models on the right side of the lawn, 390 of which are made in China. I met two Portuguese uncles here and chatted with them in Portuguese. There is a big banyan tree behind the Unified Palace. Its roots are as thick as a stem and it holds the land tightly. Behind the tree, there are seesaws, swings and other facilities, rejuvenating as children. The Palace of Unification is a huge four-storey white building with an area of 120,000 square meters. It is the seat of the presidential palace of the former South Vietnamese regime. There are 100 magnificent and magnificent halls in the building, which can meet the needs of diplomacy, banquet, entertainment, residence, military command and so on. Like architecture, the courtyard design uses symmetrical layout, which corresponds to each other and is integrated.
France withdrew from Vietnam after signing the Geneva Agreement in 1954. In September of the same year, it handed over "Norodom Palace" to Wu Tingyan Puppet Regime in Saigon, renamed "Independent Palace". On July 27, 1962, two anti-war pilots belonging to Saigon's puppet regime drove a plane to drop bombs on the "Independent Palace" and partially collapsed it. At the end of 1962, Saigon's puppet regime was rebuilt, expanding its area and building solid defense facilities, such as basements and roof platforms for helicopters to land on. On April 30, 1975, the Battle of Ho Chi Minh ended and Saigon was liberated. According to the decision of the Vietnamese National Unification Political Consultative Conference, since November 1975, "Independence Palace" has been renamed "Unification Palace" as a symbol of the Vietnamese people's will to strive for independence and unity. The Palace of Unification was built in 1966. It is a huge four-storey white building with an area of 120,000 square meters. It is the seat of the presidential palace of the former South Vietnamese regime. There are 100 magnificent and magnificent halls in the building, which can meet the needs of diplomacy, banquet, entertainment, residence, military command and so on. Like architecture, the courtyard design uses symmetrical layout, which corresponds to each other and is integrated.
Ho Chi Minh City's famous historical relics, charges, allocated to RMB 9 yuan, the main building opens to the outside world, showing the leadership life of the South Vietnamese regime in the middle and late last century. It can be imagined that it is very luxurious, the garden is full of vegetation, very shocked, it is very pleasant to sit in coffee cafes and enjoy dripping coffee. On the other side, there are also the weapons and equipment at that time, which can be taken together for parents and children to travel.
This is an amazing place to visit, the rooms are still furnished in 1960/70's style. Even though they are corded off you really get to see into the life of the tenants and visitors. Spend some time to look around. Also great views.It cost next to nothing and is a great place to spend a few hours. I icy they hadn’t parked the tanks on the lawn out front and it is ruining the grass
Very worthwhile to visit. A 1970s time capsule,