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Address: Trieu Viet Vuong street, near by Crazy house, Da Lat 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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Not much maintenance it what i consider a valid tourist attraction in Da lat. They haven't maintain the ground and its full of little markets outside and right at the exit of this... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
442joseph
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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much maintenance it what i consider a valid tourist attraction in Da lat. They haven't maintain the ground and its full of little markets outside and right at the exit of this house. Sometimes you wonder what is the purpose of this tourist attraction...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The palace is poorly maintained. There are too many tourists meandering through the palace at the same time. Our time would have been better utilized reading more about the family, not just seeing the palace.

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Thank mcdonaldzone
Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Some efforts were made to maintain the premises- like wearing clothed shoes cover over footwear- but they also have horses (they looked sedated), dressed up Vespas, eagle etc for photo-taking in the front garden. In one of the rooms, you can pay to dress up for photo taking with the props, and pay photographer to take prints too. However the... More 

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Thank keltan63
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Maybe it's because the last king of Vietnam didn't impress me much, therefore his mansion doesn't attract me either. The place is located in an isolated area but not too far to get to since Da Lat is not a big city. If you're interested in history, you will find it interesting. This is not so much a palace, more... More 

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Thank blueoceanvn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

It is worth the visit. I have more knowledge about the king, the situation, the background of the King then. One interesting is they have a Eagle booth outside, 1$ for taking as many pics with it as you want.

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Thank Minh_Mai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Most don't realize that even during the 60-70s there was a King of Vietnam. Although his power was gone, he resided in this large complex near DaLat. It reminded me a little of Roosevelt's Little White House with home and gardens. Unfortunately there is a lot of commercialization of to buy the same touristy stuff you can get at every... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Worth the visit. Came on an organised tour. Enjoyed seeing how the other half live and about the Royal past of Vietnam.

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Thank Cameron B
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

It was a relatively small palace and the furniture was not really grand. There is french flower garden in front of the palace. There is a photo service that you can dress up like a king/ queen and they'll take you photo for you for a small fee.

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Da Lat, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This was interesting enough but if you have something else to do do it first. The palace gives you a bit of history. You will see the humble dwellings the King and his wife (and 5 children) lived in .....while the French occupying colonists lived in grandeur. The original furniture is still there, smelling of mold. If you compare this... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

We wore special shoe covers before entering the palace. I wish there was a bit more explanation of the history while walking the palace. We went through rooms after rooms of where the Royal family spent their summers. Retro decors but well kept. Definitely a big tourist attraction and worth the visit.

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