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Bao Dai's Palace, Da Lat
(3.1/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
Bao Dai's Palace represents one of three residences that belonged to Vietnam's last emperor. Bao Dai, the final ruler of the Nguyen dynasty, resided here with his family until the 1950s, when they emigrated to France. Admire the Art Deco building, constructed in 1937, and see the chambers and living quarters of the emperor, his wife, and children. View a number of personal items and art pieces that belonged to the late ruler, stroll the peaceful, flowered garden, or don a traditional regal costume and pose for some memorable shots. Arrange to visit Bao Dai's Palace and other attractions in Da Lat using our Da Lat vacation generator.
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  • For the summer palace of the Emperor-modestly from the word "poverty". Well and requires repair, outside of government service as a third Echelon. Not impressed. The pleasant colours of the Interior. If the restricted time-skip. I guess Vietnamese points of interest-history.
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  • Quite an interesting, 1930s royal summer palace. One got a good sense of the era, especially fixtures and fittings in the 1930s 
  • Everything remained of era that makes the visit more interesting. Nothing fancy but remarkably simple and curious
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  • Beautiful architecture, very unique. Many good explanations in English as well. I wish there were other complementary exhibitions such as video, to illustrate daily life in the complex
  • Where do I start... I paid 15k dong to enter.. no one checked my ticket. I should have just walked in rather than pay for a bad experience. There are horses on the front roadway of the palace.. one of which was obviously suffering from malnutrition and sleep deprivation. It was pathetic to see both the horse keeper continue to keep the horse out in the sun for work and Asian people who were there on their bus tours use the horse as a prop for their social media pictures and selfies. Pathetic. The palace itself is not spectacular. Older than my grandmas house. Nothing historical about it. Nothing grand or worthy of pictures or your time. Asian children thought they were at home and their parents couldn't care less-meaning during my experience they were running around, pushing things out of place and yelling as if it was an amusement park. I wish I wouldnt have gone and could get my 15k dong back to buy the horse keeper an education on how to handle animals with respect.
  • This place show how VN King life! Way out and way in different, way in from main gate but way out(exit) they show the way pass some shop. Long way to back parking!
  • Historical place... to learn about the old Vietnamese Royal family. Atmosphere is very cool, kind of a special place in Dalat. On the way out is small shopping area, knitting cloth is at reasonable price, around $5 for an unit. Cool!
  • Love this palace. Well preserved inside and outside.