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Bao Dai's Palace

Address: Trieu Viet Vuong street, near by Crazy house, Dalat 61000, Vietnam
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Ranked #25 of 52 things to do in Dalat
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Preserved almost intact, this is the most popular of the three Bao Dai palaces in town; Bao Dai was...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Preserved almost intact, this is the most popular of the three Bao Dai palaces in town; Bao Dai was ousted by Ho Chi Minh in 1945.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

is this the most complete example of Art Deco design you'll ever find? Inside and out? Whilst resembling somewhat a public building in Britain - Library or railway station - it's simplicity and elegance of design I found most appealing. I kept expecting the Royal Family to enter at any moment - it felt that 'lived in'. Well worth a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Not a palace in the traditional sense, just a large wealthy summer residence. Lovely garden setting.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A relatively modest "palace" but a very spacious house. Let down by little information about Bo Dai or his family and there place within Vietnamese history. English signage was limited to info about the rooms. The totally naff colour schemes were of weird appeal.

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cork
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34 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

For those interested in history and the royal family of Vietnam this house is worth visiting with a lot of the original furniture still there.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

If you love history this is for you, this building is the actual and exact building that king Bao Dai and his family stayed in. They have preserved everything well and you have to wear a shoe sock to get in. They have horses outside to ride, so if you have young children it will be fun for the too.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Not exactly a palace in my opinion, just a huge house. You got to wear shoe cover which will be provided before you step into the palace. It's interesting to see all the things/furniture which were kept as it was. Nothing majestic though.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Great to see this place. Huge amount of original features and furniture. You can really imagine the family staying here. I dont know too much about architecture but this place is sort of Art Deco but would equally be at home on the 1950's Californian beach front. A real gem.

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georgetown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It is best to walk the palace with a guide so you get to appreciate the place more. Amazing to see the sauna that was used during that era.

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London, United Kingdom
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221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This has to be the cultural and historical highlight of Dalat. Perched on a hill on the edge of town, the Art Deco villa was built in the 1930s as a Summer residence for the last Emperor of Vietnam and his family. Although described as a palace, it is more a large house. The rooms have been left as it... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Palace needs some serious maintenance. Inside, it looks clean at first, but when you have a closer look, you see that it's really dirty (floor, carpets, furniture, walls). The furniture is old, so it needs some kind of maintenance (and obviously, this doesn't happen). Our guide didn't stop telling us how wonderful the interiors were and that all the... More 

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