Wednesday, May 27, 2015

VIETNAM ~ Ho Minh City (Saigon) - The Thong Nhat Palace ~

...One of the most important places in Vietnam history...Thanks Benny for card nr 3! :-)
Photo: Hùu Cay
Ho Chi Minh City , commonly known as Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam and the former capital of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam).

This palace built in 1966 was the home and workplace for the President of south Vietnam.

The Reunification Palace was the site of a dramatic finish to the Vietnam War as tanks crashed through the main gate on the morning of April 30, 1975. The building hasn't been renovated since the take over of communists in 1975.


Stamps:

Architecture - Landscape of Vietnam -One-pillar Pagoda
(Issued 16-01-2012 )
Architecture - Landscape of Vietnam - Bridge Pagoda 
(Issued 16-01-2012)

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