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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 #18 of 30 Attractions 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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151 reviews 151 reviews
61 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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153 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Easily reachable by walking. Not too far from Crazy House. Can visit if you are going to Crazy House or if you have time to while away.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If you have nothing else to do, go here.... But otherwise there is much better things to do in dalat eg elephant waterfall, markets, pagodas, flower park, cable car etc.

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Barcelona, Spain
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I hadn't set my hopes high for this places and I'm glad. It was disappointing, the building reminded me of some Miami Vice villa. I wouldn't recommend it, the gardens around the outside of the house have some nice views but be careful if you want to take a picture with any of the garden items, ie the love heart... More 

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Poland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It's more a villa than a palace you might be used to. There is really nothing interesting to see in this 1940's building.

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