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Address: Trieu Viet Vuong street, near by Crazy house, Dalat 61000, Vietnam
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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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Interesting view of life in the past

I was only partially keen when our local friend decided to take us there but it is very worthwhile to see. There are many rooms showing how the royals used to live so it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was only partially keen when our local friend decided to take us there but it is very worthwhile to see. There are many rooms showing how the royals used to live so it is historically interesting. The extensive grounds outside are worth the admission price on their own and it is possible to walk down to the lake. But... More 

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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The palace is so odd. To be harsh it's the ugliest palace I've ever seen to date. This is why I loved it though. Going inside the decoration is so retro. It's interesting though and I loved that you could actually go into the palace rather than just look at the outside. You can also have your picture professionally taken... More 

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Thank nnicolelongg
George Town, Malaysia
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95 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unlike most, if not all palaces in Europe, Bao Dai, lacks ostentation but is spacious and functionally furnished. The building is art deco in design and surrounded by some formal gardens which are well maintained. The location is excellent on the top of one of the highest points in Da Lat and hence a cooling breeze can sometimes be felt.... More 

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Thank Fyti
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36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The palace is nothing more than a decent villa but you can see how the vietnamese royals lived i the 30s to 50s and the Garden sourrounded is nice! It is more something for royalist fans! I was not impressed

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Thank Hephan S
Hinterbruhl, Austria
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343 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are beautiful and the house is well worth a visit - left pretty much as it was when he left, so rumour has it. Quite a lot of pictures of the assorted family members and concubine and the flowers in the house are really stunning.

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Thank Sissy55
Rockville, Maryland
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the highlight of our trip to DALAT, The King's Place (Bao Dai Dinh #1) was recently renovated with loads of artifacts artistically displayed.

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Thank PooKit
Hanoi, Vietnam
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69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting attraction. Totally decorated like a 1960's American house. Definitely worth the time to see which was a minimal investment. I recommend adding this property to your visit to DaLat.

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Thank Mark L
noumea
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like history of indochina, this is a really nice place to visit, and took some picture of 1950 home furniture. We spend more than one hour there with the children 12 and 16 yo. They like it too, as it is also the story of a family.

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Thank manu-Noumea
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Art Deco building that does not really do it, it is smelly and dowdy, but the fun is you can dress up and have photos taken in Regal gowns and sit on the actual throne, from a history point of view it is worth a look, but do not expect to much.

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Thank PJ M
The Hague, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The palace is in a nice quiet place and has been built in Art Deco style. You see the room of Bao Dai and his family which are pretty well preserved. You can take a nice stroll in the small, but well maintained gardens. The place is surrounded with needle trees which have an excellent scent, especially here in Dalat.... More 

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