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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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The Palace and its contents have been well preserved

The summer palace has been well preserved, as have it's contents. It gives you a very good insight into how life was back then for royalty. It's included in the Dalat City Tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Alek C
Hanoi, Vietnam

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The summer palace has been well preserved, as have it's contents. It gives you a very good insight into how life was back then for royalty. It's included in the Dalat City Tour, which is worth doing if you don't want to hire a motorcycle.

Thank Alek C
Dalat, Vietnam
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's okay just to say you have been there after seeing it on the internet but I personally wasn't all that taken with it. The grounds were not really in top condition although the building presented simply and elegantly as was the way of the times. A visit to the local museum is far better money spent and, as long... More 

Thank poodie2015
Monterey, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This venue gives an interesting look into the life of one of Vietnam's rulers. The tour shows mostly the living and working spaces of the era ... in some ways very pragmatic and some a little ostentatious.

Thank FreitasRJ
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As your walking through this historic site .. try to remember it was a time of Royalty ... Try to take in all the past that this represents... Especially the Gardens .. Beautiful Gardens... The whole place is Just awesome to try to comprehend the past it represents...

Thank BobZ9
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard that this was a must visit in Dalat. To be honest, it is a poorly maintained historical location. The grounds were not kept and there are random merchants throughout the property and a "market" for you to walk through before leaving. When we wanted to walk through the palace, we were instructed to put on shoe covers.... More 

Thank mmluckett
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I came here with my daughter to show her a palace and instead we found a moth eaten, unmaintained building that had very little of interest to see. The grounds are also poorly maintained, such a waste given the great location and potential.

Thank warrencammack
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I loved the fact that the house and all the Furniture are Authentic from the time when it was lived in by the last king and his Family, and I love the Art Deco style, so I was in heaven just walking around admiring the pieces of Furniture. But I would have liked to be able to read more information... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This palace is worth a visit! It whispers history of old greatness. The rooms are authentic from when king Bao Dai and this family lived here during the French colonial time in Vietnam. Unfortunately the exhibition lacks good english translation in some of the rooms. But it is still a nice place to visit.

Thank Eivsir K
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This palace cannot be compared to those grand palaces typically found in Europe. The building, rooms, deco are rather basic, simple in design and architecture. Nevertheless, one has an idea of the living condition of the last king and his royal family. Not a must-visit, but can drop if you have an hour to spare.

Thank LG_Kay
Estepa, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

It's a rather sad, deserted place. Like the royal family just left and forgot to return. It must have been beautiful in its day - smart, clean art deco design and a bright inflow of light. Certainly worth a visit.

Thank IntrepidHector

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