Palace Gates

Vietnam Tourist Information and Travel Guide

The Vietnam War came to a dramatic end in 1975 when North Vietnamese troops took over Saigon.

Two famous images were broadcasted around the world in the final days.  One image was of a North Vietnamese tank knocking down the gates at the Presidential Palace (which now called the Unification Palace).

Palace Gates in Saigon Vietnam
Gates at the Reunification Palace

The other images were of a helicopter evacuating South Vietnamese President Van Thieu from the rooftop of the palace.

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