Independence Palace

Independence Palace (or Reunification Palace) is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Within the campus more than 12 hectares in the central of Ho Chi Minh city, Independence Palace is a good choice for your trip. While being there, you will feel the vicissitudes of history in Vietnam war. In addition, the unique architecture and airy promises an interesting trip!


Independence Palace

Vietnamese: Dinh Độc Lập

Address: 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (central Ho Chi Minh city).

Opening: 7:30 am - 11:00 am; 13:00 pm - 16:00 pm.

Fare: 40,000 dong.

Independence Palace was designed by architect Ngô Viết Thụ and was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It is tied to the vicissitudes of history, the events of the time and anecdotes about feng shui.

Independence Palace view from above


From Ben Thanh Market to Independence Palace is about 1 km, you can get there by bus, taxi or on foot. You should use google maps to get there easier. 

In departure, you enter: "Ben Thanh Market".

In destination, you enter: "Independence Palace".

Then click on "Start" and follow the instructions.

Similarly, if you depart from another place.

If you walk, you will take about 15 minutes.

If you get there by taxi/grab/go-viet, the cost around 20,000 dong.

if you choose to go by bus, you catch the bus number 52, then walk about 500m.

How to go to Independence Palace


Independence Palace area is a lively area in Saigon: in front of is the park (the 30/4  park), near Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office so you should take time to explore this area.

You can follow the guidelines or can hire a guide here.

You should visit the 30/4 Park and enjoy a cup of "bet coffee" its price is about 12,000 dong. You can also shop at Diamond Plaza (shopping mall), drinking coffee at Trung Nguyen or Highland and enjoying the view.