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Ho Chi Minh City

Independence Palace in Ho Chi Minh

Reunification Palace (Dinh Thống Nhất), also known as the Independence Palace (Dinh Độc Lập) is one of the main attractions in Ho Chi Minh City. For locals, this place is considered a symbol of the end of the Vietnam War. It was here that a peace treaty was signed, after which a second name appeared - the Reunification Palace. The Reunification Palace is the unique work of architect Ngô Viết Thụ. The basic plan of the building is a display of the Chinese character meaning "good luck" or "good future". Ngo Viet Thu designed this place as a structure reflecting many of the key themes and principles of Eastern philosophy. He also combined eastern and western styles here. Construction of the building began in 1962 and was completed in 1966. The exterior is a combination of traditional and modern architecture typical of the 60s. Most of the building materials for the Palace were brought from France. Now the Palace occupies a vast territory, which includes a park area and the building itself. The Palace offers free guided tours. They are held in English, Japanese, Chinese and French. You can join at any time or wait until it starts again. The duration of the tour is 1 hour. You can also use the new service - an audio guide. You will be provided with a headset in which you can choose from six available languages ​​(English, French, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese). Text will be played through the headphones, which will allow you to learn more about this attraction. You can find out the cost of the audio guide at the information desk. #hochiminh #vietnam #palace

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