Bao Dai's Palace, Da Lat

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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. Add Bao Dai's Palace and other attractions to your Da Lat trip itinerary using our Da Lat online trip itinerary maker .
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  • Though it is not highly polished this is a terrific glimpse of history. The former king's residence. Simple and adorned with gorgeous art Deco furniture. Not a tourist hotspot. We passed over the much...  more »
  • In 1937 this Art Deco 2 floor building was built for the last king of the feudal court . This palace was mainly used by the royal family to escape from the heat , only till 1950 . Now it is only a tou...  more »
  • A rather disappointing summer palace of the last King of the Nguyen dynasty. Some art deco features make it worth a visit if passing  more »
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  • A historical place. Nostalgic feelings. However there are too many street vendors, it's annoying and the palace's own services are unreasonably expensive.
  • The King Palace, not too big. Here where we can see all the rooms of the royalties which still in good condition. Before we enter it we have to put cover on our shoes.
  • Admission is 20k. Not very well-kept palace that shows how the last king lived. Has a few information signs that tell you about life in the palace. Hundreds of stalls meant to sell you all kinds of nonsense. Go only if you like odd, old and not very pretty places of some historical value.
  • Very neglected, not much more inside than 50's furniture. No real information to be read. Hawkers everywhere. Good for the Vietnamese as there must be for them historical and cultural significance. I legged it and that was interesting.
  • This is a very nice place to get a glimpse of the lifestyle of Vietnam's last emperor. The place has a lived-in feel, and it seemed much more intimate than Palace I. Unfortunately, it really needs some maintenance soon otherwise I'm afraid it will degrade until it is unsafe. I have no idea why they ask you to wear protective booties over your shoes in here when there is literally water leaking through the roof. Also, there is a gauntlet of crappy "souvenirs" that you have to go through when you exit.

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