Wednesday, February 2, 2011

VIETNAM ~Unification Palace-Ho Minh City~

View of a very interesting and historic building, the Unification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City (former Presidential Palace in former Saigon). This building played a significant role in the Vietnam War... The Vietnam War was one of the largest and most controversial wars in the US history...
Many great stamps!

The Reunification Palace is a restored five-floor time warp to the late-60s, early-70s.
It's been left largely untouched from the day before Saigon fell to the North (construction started in 1962 and finished in 1966). Formerly South Vietnam's Presidential Palace, the Vietnam War ended on April 30, 1975 when tank, a replica of which is now parked on the lawn outside - crashed through the gate.

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