The Reunification Palace of Saigon, the capital of the South of Vietnam, is a tourist spot of Ho Chi Minh City whose value is historical rather than aesthetic, as the Palace played an important role in the political history of Vietnam in general, and of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) in particular.
In Vietnamese, the reunification Palace is known as Dinh Thống Nhất, is located in the Centre of the city, District 1 of Saigon in the street Nam Ky Khoi Nghia 135 (Nam Kỳ Chấn Nghĩa), close to the tourist attractions of the city (Ben Thanh Market, Notre Dame Cathedral, etc).
The extension takes the Reunification Palace Saigon is huge, much bigger than Ben Thanh Market. The entire perimeter of the palace is guarded by a huge iron gate. After this gate, the palace has beautifully landscaped gardens and a grove. At the main entrance of the palace, waving the flag of Vietnam and fountain welcomes us with some water games. Although the dimensions of the flag of the Reunification Palace are considerable, is very small compared to the flag that is in the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi (see pictures of Hanoi).
In the interior of the Palace you can visit the banquet room, where the President Van Thieu received the rest of rulers, the area that was used as the presidential House and the basement. As a curiosity we say there is a bunker which housed inside a command (with maps and old transmitters) Center and a game room in the basement.
The inside of the Reunification Palace surprisingly have very high ceilings, hanging from chandeliers, and exquisite furniture that decorate its interior.
As part of the visit, we will contemplate exhibition of presidential gifts, which catches the attention of elephant legs. And to conclude the tourist visit to the reunification Palace, we can climb to the roof, where the Palace heliport is located.