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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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I don't know that palace is the word I would use...

It is quite a large house on a nice hill overlooking town. But everything about it is just a bit "off", from the strange statues in the gardens to the weird things you can get... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It is quite a large house on a nice hill overlooking town. But everything about it is just a bit "off", from the strange statues in the gardens to the weird things you can get photographed with-for a fee of course. The interior is worn and a bit dingy, yet you are give booties to put over your shoes. Then... More 

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

There are 3 Bao Dai's Palace in Da Lat, but 3rd Palace is best. This is where the last king of Vietnam to live with his family.

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Dalat, Vietnam
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Way too many tourist shops and knick-knack stands in the front entrance, but the palace is interesting (if a little sad and dilapidated) and the ground feature a massive garden and groomed pine forest.

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Scotland
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135 reviews 135 reviews
67 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A glimpse of very modern Royal life before they were deposed. Little is known of this outside (and even inside)Vietnam. The king had several summer homes one other being in Do Son

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Cupertino, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Looks like an American art deco house from the 1950s but 4 times larger. Worth a look for the view and historical significance.

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

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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16 helpful votes 16 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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29 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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