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Rediscover history at the Reunification Palace

A former residence of the South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, the Reunification Palace is one of the most enduring symbols of the fall of Saigon in 1975.

Rediscover history at the Reunification Palace

A former residence of the South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, the Reunification Palace is one of the most enduring symbols of the fall of Saigon in 1975. Known for its modern architecture, the palace is preserved in the same way as it was when North Vietnamese tanks first crashed through the gates and ended the Vietnam War. Now a series of deserted rooms, banquet halls and lounges, a tour of the palace is enlightening and eerie at the same time.

History aficionados will be pleased to discover a network of tunnels and rooms, including a war room with huge maps and a telecommunications room with vintage phones, radios, and office equipment beneath the palace.

 

Published on Oct 29, 2009

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