Reunification Palace – Remembering the Fall of Saigon

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An iconic attraction that is forever captured in people’s minds with the fall of Saigon, the Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most popular attractions in the city. This well known site can be found in the downtown area and those planning to explore the city and such attractions should look to stay at centrally located serviced apartments Ho Chi Minh has to offer. Situated in the An Phu Ward area, Somerset Vista Ho Chi Minh City is one such option and features modern Ho Chi Minh serviced apartments that are near the central business district.

The large modern design style of the Reunification Palace and its green lawn and fountain in front provides a fascinating visitor experience and gives you a chance to learn more about this historic building and the famous event that saw an end of a regime. In 1975, the gates of the palace were broken through by North Vietnamese tanks signalling the end of the Saigon regime. These tanks can be seen even today near the entryway along with information and photos. A tour of the Reunification Palace will take you to the president’s office, dining rooms, private quarters and the ever popular war command room with its maps and communications equipment. The labyrinthine basement is well worth seeing too and gives you a sense of what life must have been like before.

Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.

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