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“A real surprise” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bao Dai's Palace

Bao Dai's Palace
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$135.00*
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Full-Day Dalat Bike Tour
Ranked #17 of 85 things to do in Da Lat
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Owner description: 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.
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A real surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

From where i came from, museums tended to be tacky, artificial and simply overly done for tourists without any semblance of authenticity.

Thence when i went to Dinh Bao Dai, i was floored at the authenticity of the place. Much of the furniture was definitely from the time period and many of the rooms did look like they were untouched, Whether or not the furnishings were indeed used by Bao Dai is debatable, but one thing was for sure, the authenticity of the place was kept, in that you felt transported back to the time and could literally imagine how he lived in the spacious, but simply palace.

You can also take photos with the emperor's and express clothes for a nominal sum of VND$40,000 per person to rent the clothes. It was fun and we had a great time.

I enjoyed Dinh Bao Dai and learning more about his history and the history of the place.

A must visit when going to Dalat.

Visited November 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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“Great Art Deco”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

Certainly worth it I especially if you like Art Deco style construction. Impressive to see how the former emperor lived in the early
Century when he came to the region to rest and relax.

Visited November 2012
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Newcastle, Australia
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“Interesting but not exciting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Overcrowded when we went there so we didn't see it at its best, but original furniture and historical items were interesting.

Visited June 2012
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Kiama Downs NSW
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“Bao Dai's Palace”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

The Palace was built in the 1930 era . Not what you would expect for a palace. The building itself is a contempery one built at the time & not very attractive, but larger on the inside than it appears on the outside. All the rooms are as they would have been in that era & very little renovations have been done since.He certainly didn't live grandly & the whole place is a little disappointing.

Visited November 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

An interesting insight into the life of Vietnam's last Emporer. The house still feels like it was when he left, very musty, slightly decayed, which makes for an interesting change from the manicured style of many attractions, this place has a decayed elegance.

Visited October 2012
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