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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 #16 of 26 Attractions in Dalat
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Perth, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Took a 4 hour tour in Da Lat and this was one of the stops. It was actually pretty interesting and a great example of Art Deco architecture from the 30's. This was the summer palace of the last king of Vietnam and was a pretty rare insight into how they lived in recent times. As far as including this... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Give this place a wide berth, it's a large 70s house, there are tacky ornaments outside that you are charged to have your photo with, same with motorcycles covered with flowers, and of course you have to exit via a mini market hoping you will buy.

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is just one of the summer palaces but the art deco style is so amazing. Yes the palace is run down but they are restoring it so the entrance fee is going to help this. There are some wonderful family photo to see. The bed rooms look so lush as does the lounge and sitting rooms. I love art... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Bao Dai is the last Kind of Vietnam. If you are expecting a real palace you will be very disappointed. Bao Dai's Palace is more like a villa, but a very old villa. The guide was explaining the history of Bao Dai and about facts of his life. The building itself is very unimpressive.

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England
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We went to Bao Dai's Palace and first impressions are not great as very run down and doesn't fit the place description however make sure you go inside.... They have a dress up room where for 20.000VND you can dress up as a king or queen which is hilarious- take your own photos as they charge for theirs. Other than... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Fun place to imagine yourself as a last emperor... the living room was great. It could take better maintaining. Still we loved the calm and the surrounding. worth a visit even if it is not that great, it is fun.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Children and adults will all enjoy the palace visit. One of the delights is dressing up in old-style imperial clothing, although the fashions pre-date Bao Dai by many generations, and authenticity is questionable, it's fun. Please consider the historical significance of Bao Dai and his family through the house, grounds, and artifacts.

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