Bao Dai's Palace, Da Lat

#3 of 10 in Historic Sites in Da Lat
Architectural Building · Historic Site
Bao Dai's Palace represents one of three residences that belonged to Vietnam's last emperor. Bao Dai, the final ruler of the Nguyen dynasty, resided here with his family until the 1950s, when they emigrated to France. Admire the Art Deco building, constructed in 1937, and see the chambers and living quarters of the emperor, his wife, and children. View a number of personal items and art pieces that belonged to the late ruler, stroll the peaceful, flowered garden, or don a traditional regal costume and pose for some memorable shots. Add Bao Dai's Palace and other attractions to your Da Lat trip itinerary using our Da Lat online trip itinerary maker.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Entrance fee was 40k when we entered. The taxi driver knew how to get here. We wondered as we left the paved road for a gravel one for sort of this drive. Anyways, this is an old summer palace for the last King of Vietnam. It was interesting to see, but it definitely is in need is some repairs. Budget no more than an hour to see everything and take a few photos. The grounds were our favorite part.
  • Typical Art-deco style house used by the last king of Vietnam as summer palace and then family house. The interior keeps the original state which is quite telling of the family’s life. There’s an interesting hide-away stairs inside the Queen’s bedroom. The exterior and the garden could have been better maintained. All the cafes are closed. Though the overall area with the surrounding farmstays have potential for cultural and ecological development.

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