Vietnam: 5~The Reunification Palace
Known after 1975 as the Reunification Palace (or Hall), before then it was the Independence Palace. It was rebuilt in the 1960s and the exterior definitely gives you that vibe.
A corridor near the entrance. Love the symmetry!
The Conference Hall
The Banquet Chamber
One of the fabulous lacquer (I guess) artworks around the palace
The Reception Room
A small garden space somewhere in the palace interior
A tunnel underneath the palace
One of the war rooms underneath the palace
Segment of a map showing the general area where dad was based (not far from Ba Ria)
Wonder what this kind of room would look like today?
Fountain on the front lawn with main gates beyond
A photo of a framed photograph inside the Palace showing the North Vietnamese Army tanks breaking through the gates in 1975. The war ended soon after.
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This is part of a series recounting my July 2009 trip to Vietnam. For the starting point and some background go here.