Bao Dai's Palace

Bao Dai's Palace, Da Lat: Hours, Address, Bao Dai's Palace Reviews: 3.5/5

Bao Dai's Palace
3.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Rebecca M
9 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
A really cool place to get a glimpse of some of the history of Vietnam and Dalat. The architecture reflects the European influence from the time. Very restful place to visit, also because of the beautiful surrounding park.
Written March 18, 2020
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Feenixwest
Fort Collins, CO1,475 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Nicely situated on top a hill in DaLat with beautiful landscapes mature trees and formal gardens. Designed by a French architect, this smaller palace still preserving royal elegance, actually a summer palace for entertainment and family, is nicely proportioned and preserved to be just as he left it in about 1955 for France. Emperor Bao Dai had two other summer palaces in DaLat before this. He lived during turbulent times but it probably didn’t help that he spent a lot of time outside Vietnam in France and with numerous wives and concubines. The palace seems to be fairly well maintained. We walked up the driveway hoping to catch a taxi after our self-guided tour. But it appears that taxis may need to pay a toll so none came. We walked down the driveway and caught one down below. You don’t need a tour guide as signage is good and in English as well as Vietnamese.
Written January 19, 2020
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eytanin
New York City, NY263 contributions
Nov 2019
the palace (just an old mansion) is so neglected and dirty that it doesn't worth even the small amount of money that you require to pay as an 'entrance fees'
Written January 3, 2020
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familypea
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia90 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Small palace with some historical information. Would have been more interesting with more artefacts and info. Nice gardens to walk through. Horse rides for kids.

Written December 30, 2019
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Kate B
Huskisson20 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We rocked up all excited but it’s closed until January 2020 for what looks like huge renovations. Closed sign is only in Vietnamese on the gate at the end of the long drive, at the top of the hill, so if you’ve walked all the way up, it’s a bitter blow! I’m an Art Deco fan so very disappointed, but just creates an excuse to come back to Da Lat in a year or so. Love this town.

NB tripadvisor - you need to update the opening hours!
Written December 2, 2019
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margaretedwards53
30 contributions
Oct 2019
Visited this summer palace in October this year. What a time warp. The furniture and decoration were exactly like it was the last time the palace was lived in.I felt really pleased to have visited an art deco building although it could do with the damp attending to. It is too nice to let it fall into disrepair The gentleman who was the guide that day was very helpfull. The gardens are a must so beautiful. A must to see if you like interesting buildings!!
Written November 25, 2019
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Eben S
4 contributions
Oct 2019
An additional interesting older building. A bit of difficult inside might do with a bit of like, however pleasant. The gardens are very beautiful also.
Written November 11, 2019
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Bellatako
Nashville, TN1,811 contributions
Nov 2019
Worth a stop. This summer palace for the last king of Vietnam is a mid century modern piece of artwork. Complete with furnishings. You can even have photos taken of you dressed in traditional clothing if you are so inclined.
Written November 1, 2019
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exit45jonas
Sunshine Coast, Australia25 contributions
Oct 2019
This place is ok, but nowhere near as well-kept or interesting as Palace 1. We went to all 3 palaces in Dalat and this one was the least interesting. If you are going to only one of them, go to Palace 1.
Written October 11, 2019
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Raymondale
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia750 contributions
Sep 2018
It is Bao Dai summer palace,you can learn something about this royal family history,by exploring the palace,you can see his living room,working room,entertainment room etc..outside the palace,there are some pictures shooting spots,you can take photos with horse cart,but not free.inside the palace,you even can wear king’s or Queen’s attires,and take photos there.quite interesting place,if have time why not come and visit the last emperor’s palace?
Written August 28, 2019
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