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Address: Trieu Viet Vuong street, near by Crazy house, Dalat 61000, Vietnam
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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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Amused by the art deco style

I was amused by the art deco style of the place, the palace itself is not particularly special compared to some others but seeing everything in the style of an art deco French or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I was amused by the art deco style of the place, the palace itself is not particularly special compared to some others but seeing everything in the style of an art deco French or English country house here in the middle of Vietnam was amusing. People or collectors interested in art deco style may see some pieces here that are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

was funny to see the style of life they get before, and how fast the fashion change!!! the bonus is the room with costumes, you can try a dress on and take picture on a throne!!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Bao Dai Palace one, yes there three in Da Lat. This was his home when he was in Dalat. It is certainly not of the grandiose style of the palaces that we are used to seeing but when you look at this and visualize what the place was like at the time it is very impressive. The old palace... More 

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Tasmania, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place is so run down, it's appalling that so much Vietnamise history has reached this stage. There is really nothing of anybhistorical value, except that this was once the Summer Palace.

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Rockingham, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My girlfriend suggested visiting this site and I am glad she did. I found it very interesting to see the history of the old Vietnam king and the living style to which he was accustomed. The palace is lovely and the grounds very nice for walking and relaxing

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Many others reviewing this site have got it right. Interesting summer residence of the last emperor but hardly a palace, With a guide you can learn more about Bao Dai and his place in Vietnamese history. Okay but not a "must see" in my opinion.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I imagine this palace just like President Palace in my country, but it is very much different. Sorry to say but I may say this place is like an old house (1950s) rather than a Palace.

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Eckman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The great, fun surprise of our trip! A 1930s Communist Block (pun intended) of a building filled with overstuffed 1930s furnishings and appliances, we were happily surprised to find that we could also dress up as Emperor and Empress and be photographed on the throne! Silly as it sounds, we did it, and had a total blast!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Well maintained summer palace !! But unfortunately, on the date that I had been it was raining, then a lot of people be there. I saw only people! You can walk to many rooms with seeing the decoration and garden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This place is inteteresting for its historical value. The air is fresh, the building is ok and its nice to walk around the small garden to take picture (beware to shoot some decoration, people ask for money!). I went to this place with my wife and took photo with old dynasty decoration (they have one inside)

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