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  Reunification Palace

 

Vietnam

 

 

The Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, i.e. Saigon, built on the site of the former Norodom Palace and also known as Independence Palace. The Palace is depicted on the former banknotes of the Republic of South Vietnam issued in 1972 and on some banknotes with larger denominations printed in 1975, but those were never issued due to the victory of the North Vietnamese communists. Besides the modest residential area, the Palace features several substantial halls and quarters, including the presidential office, the cabinet room, a conference hall, a state banqueting hall, the vice-president's reception salon, the national security council chamber, presidential reception rooms, the ambassadors chamber, and the rooftop Salon of the Four Cardinal Directions (fig.).

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