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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  • Summer Palace of the last Emperor of Vietnam Bao Dai is provably now best known for the famous Rolex that recently sold at auction for a world record. The building is stunning and should be on the buc...  more »
  • Visit the summer residence of the last emperor has attracted but not really impressed. Architecture has no great interest but the furniture, mixture of colonial styles and Deco is still surprising, this emperor had the good taste to appreciate live quite simply (in summer). The comicality of this visit is to shoot family and traditional costumes by taking an 'Imperial' pose in the Emperor's office or in the reception room.
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  • This attraction is not worth the time and energy required to visit it in my opinion. The facilities are not well cared for or preserved. One might think because high ranking officials stayed here it w...  more »
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  • It's a nice place to visit if you are in Da lat. I especially enjoy the park and pine tree around the palace. The palace itself is interesting and still contains the original furniture. I liked the queen workshop as well as the relative simplicity of the place.
  • It look similar to Bach Dinh in Vung Tau. But is quite bigger and fresher than in VT. A good place to visit. The price: 20000vnd
  • Nice in the palace. They said tourist not make noise in palace house but all of women staff make noise. Looks Vietnam cutural for make noise.
  • I travel for history and culture, so this place is a must see one for me. What I like most is the story from the guide of this place. Thanks to him, I know everything about the palace.
  • One of the top 10 "must visit" places in Da Lat, visiting every room in the mansion will help you learn a bit about 20th century history of Da Lat and Vietnam. There is also a nice park with beautiful flowers worth using your camera !

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