DAILY PHOTO: Topiary, Saigon

Taken in December of 2015 in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Taken in December of 2015 in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at the Independence Palace (a.k.a. Reunification Palace.)

DAILY PHOTO: Credentials Presentation Room, or Swanky Gold Room

Taken on December 20, 2015 in Saigon

Taken on December 20, 2015 in Saigon

 

This room, featuring lacquered furniture and  artwork, is located in the Independence Palace (a.k.a. Reunification Palace) in Saigon (i.e. Ho Chi Minh City.) The palace had been the home of the leader of South Vietnam during the war years, and its fall to the North Vietnamese Army in April of 1975 signaled the unambiguous end of the war. This room was used for meetings with high level dignitaries, Ambassadors, and the like. It’s arguably the most impressive room in the Palace.