Reunification Palace (Ho Chi Minh City) - Click to View Hi-Res Image

The Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City is one of Vietnam’s most famous landmarks. Designed by Ngo Viet Thu, it was built in 1962 and completed in 1966 to replace the Norodom Palace, an old French colonial palace destroyed during the Vietnam War in 1962. During the war, it was the presidential palace and residence of the president of South Vietnam. On 30 April 1975, a North Vietnamese Army tank crashed through the main gate and ended the Vietnam War. The Reunification Palace now serves as a bit of a time capsule and museum, displaying how the president lived during the war; you can even go underground and see the warroom.

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