Lost in the Independence Palace

The Independence Palace is one of the most attractive destinations for tourists visiting Saigon.

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Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
The Independence Palace (also known as the Reunification Palace or Thong Nhat hall) is a famous architectural work in Ho Chi Minh City. The building used to be the residence and working place of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. Currently, the Independence Palace has been ranked as a special National Monument by the government.
Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
The palace was designed by architect Ngo Viet Thu and built on an area of 4,500 m², using an area of 20,000 m², including 3 main floors, 1 terrace, 2 mezzanines, a low floor, 2 basements and a terrace for the helicopter landing.
Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
26m high palace, located in a 12 hectare tree-shadowed campus. Outside the fence in front and behind the Palace are 2 green tree parks. In the mid-1960s, this was the largest building in the South and had the highest construction cost (150,000 taels of gold).
Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
Semi-circular lake on both sides of the platform goes to the Palace.
Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
More than 100 Palace's rooms are decorated in different styles depending on the purpose of use including the meeting rooms, the cabinet meeting room, the office of the President and the Vice President, the credit submitted room, great party rooms, etc., not to mention other parts such as balcony, hallway ... In the photo is Dai Yen room (great party room), located on the first floor.
Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
Cabinet Office: The place where meetings of the Council of Ministers and the Cabinet of the Republic of Vietnam take place.
Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
Tourists visit the Meeting room, the room with a capacity of more than 500 people, used to hold meetings, receptions, the cabinet opening ceremony. The room is still used for important meetings of the State of Vietnam.
Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
Library in the Independence Palace is located on the 3rd floor, including many bookcases, wide windows to welcome light and reading tables in the middle of the room.
Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
Art bookcases include many books.
Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
Movie theater is located on the 3rd floor, accommodating nearly 50 people.
Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
Presidential family area, including a large yard with trees ...
Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
And the corridor with many rare exhibits.
Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
The bedroom space of the President.
Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
Commanding cellar for combat. This is the reception room for military news from 4 tactical areas. Through the operational map system, the advisory department will update, monitor and deploy military operation plans.
Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
Radio and communication room.
Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
The tactical advisory tunnel is divided into many small rooms with different functions and tasks.
Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
Helicopter landing area on Palace's terrace.
Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
Tanks are displayed on the grounds of the Palace.
Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
Today, the Independence Palace becomes one of the indispensable tourist destinations of every citizen arriving in Ho Chi Minh City. Not only has the historical significance but the Independence Palace also shows the typical architecture of Vietnam in the 1960s.
Independence Palace (Doc Lap palace)
The bus to take visitors to visit the Independence Palace. You can register to use the service in the reception room.
Lost in the Independence Palace Lost in the Independence Palace Reviewed by Duy Khiêm on August 08, 2019 Rating: 5

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