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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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Beware the rip off photographers

Palace is pretty dire - just about ok from the outside, dated and worn/ shabby inside - decorated by someon with zero taste even allowing for the fact that it was the 50s! Beware... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Dalat, Vietnam
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Dalat, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Palace is pretty dire - just about ok from the outside, dated and worn/ shabby inside - decorated by someon with zero taste even allowing for the fact that it was the 50s! Beware the rip off photographers who tell you they'll do a photo for 20.000 dong (signs up to verify) then when you go to collect the photos... More 

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Perstorp, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It was really interesting to walk around the summer palace and get some historical information about the last king of Vietnam. They had presereved the rooms the same way the royal family left them in many years ago basicly. I am not sure I approve of the touristic shops on the way out though.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

THe gardens are nice but the house itself is very European. However the rooms inside are interesting and there are information boards in most rooms

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SAN DIEGO
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was a fun side trip during a visit to Dalat with Vietnamese family. Everything inside is somewhat frozen in time. The only annoying thing was you had to put on these booties that made everything slippery...

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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11 helpful votes 11 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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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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