The Independence Palace is an exceptional and famous landmark in Saigon's heart. This is also a source of pride for the Vietnamese regarding the war's grand victory on April 30th, 1975. But, rather than a typical visit, how can you share this experience with your children in a family-friendly manner? More information can be found on this blog!
Exploring Independence Palace in Saigon with family and kids
This palace is also called Reunification Convention Hall. This was the home and office of the president of the Republic of Vietnam (before 1975). It was designed by architect Ngô Viết Thụ - a Vietnamese architect who won the first Grand Prize of Rome (Grand Prix de Rome) in 1955. After the war, in 1976, it was marked as a National Cultural and Historical Heritage.
It lies in the heart of Saigon, with a direct path to the city zoo. It is surrounded by many other treasures, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, Gia Long Palace (Hồ Chí Minh Museum), the City Post Office, etc. Nowadays, people frequently gather with friends in 30/4 park in front of the Independence Palace to drink coffee (or cà phê bệt).
Since 1988, there has been an annual cycling race to celebrate Reunification Day - on April 30th. The race starts from Hanoi to Mekong Delta in a month and finishes on April 30th; people in Saigon cheer on the participants at the finish line in front of the Independence Palace.
Have you ever heard about the story of the gate? It was a proud moment for the Vietnamese and meaningful for the Vietnam reunion. Join our Scavenger Hunt to learn more about this!
Let’s explore the Independent Palace in a new and fun way!
To help your kids learn more about the city but differently, the Saigon Scavenger Hunt by Chôm Chôm Travel will fulfil your needs!
Rather than a typical visit, the Scavenger Hunt is a game to explore Saigon with kids and families. This game is based on a mobile app where you will collect hints and overcome challenges by drawing or solving a mysterious message around Saigon's gems. Don't worry if you cannot finish a challenge; the adventure can continue. Just relax and enjoy the game! This is a walking adventure, so it can help your kids and family immerse themselves better in the local life and interact with the locals.
Contact Chôm Chôm Travel to explore Saigon with your kids and to design Only-For-You journeys within Vietnam for kids and families:
Address: 33/2 Quốc Hương, Thảo Điền, District 2, Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam