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Address: Trieu Viet Vuong street, near by Crazy house, Dalat 61000, Vietnam
Description: Preserved almost intact, this is the most popular of the three Bao Dai...
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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this summer palace , I liked the building, tastefully builder, clear lines looks like a ship, the inside can give u great info how king's families lived on that time, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

this summer palace , I liked the building, tastefully builder, clear lines looks like a ship, the inside can give u great info how king's families lived on that time, the original, kitchen Abe The original furnitures take u back on time(Fees I think is 6$ to Pearson)

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u.k.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Loved it. Amazing twenties house set on top of a hill and interiors that hadn't been 'Heritaged'. Very atmospheric with all original bathrooms and some contemporaneous furniture. Would happily live there!

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Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Every shoot with the display outside the palace costs Dong5000! however tis only applicable to foreign visitor only! do it treat us as idiot? We also paid for the entrance fee and please be fair to all visitor for the photo shooting.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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Adelaide, Australia
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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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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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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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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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6 helpful votes 6 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 via mobile

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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