48 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City

Get a quick but immersive Saigon experience.

This palace used to be the base of Gen. Ngo Dinh Diem until he died in the early 1960s. It became one of the country’s historical icons in the 1970s when a North Vietnamese tank crashed through its gate, which symbolized the end of the war. Walking through this attraction takes you back in time as you’ll see original tanks used to seize the palace. There are antique pieces of furniture in various levels, beautiful gardens, a bunker and even hidden rooms.

Entrance Fee: VND30000

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Joshua Berida

Joshua Berida

Joshua Berida is a writer by profession and traveler by passion. He writes and posts about his adventures on TheWanderingJuan.net. He likes the outdoors and prefers mountains and hiking to beach bumming, but he wouldn't mind lazing on a white sand beach and swimming in its clear, blue waters.