Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Reunification Palace, Saigon

This inlaid lacquer artwork is from the Reunification Palace, formerly the Presidential Palace of South Vietnam.

Tunnel beneath the Reunification Palace. South Vietnamese President Diem went through these tunnels in 1964, only to be assassinated when he emerged on the other end.

This is a replica of the Communist tank that smashed through the gate of the South Vietnamese Presidential Palace in 1975, as the South Vietnamese government was conquered.


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