We had planned to spend the afternoon at The Independence Palace in Ho Chi Minh City after having lunch at a local restaurant.
In Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Vietnam in general, you have to make the decision to head out to see the museum’s or many of the other attractions either before 11am or after 1pm. This is because of the two hour lunch breaks that most of the places and businesses have.
It feels like the whole city slows down and goes to sleep during this period.
You can see the opening hours for The Independence Palace below where I have the address, pricing and other details for you as well.