Bao Dai's Palace - King's Palace 1 (Dinh 1)

Bao Dai's Palace - King's Palace 1 (Dinh 1)

Bao Dai's Palace - King's Palace 1 (Dinh 1)
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Catherine
Bali, Indonesia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Nice palace, ít looks like the second home of the King though.
Heard its going to close soon, sad to hear. Give it a visit if you care about the history of the city.
Written 29 April 2024
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Marilyn L
San Diego, CA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Peaceful and beautiful grounds. Interesting to see the home of the last emperor. Would have been nice to see kitchen area.
Written 5 March 2023
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H D
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The description of Bao Dai's palace on Trip Advisor is factually incorrect: "Bao Dai was ousted by Ho Chi Minh in 1945."

Correction: On September 2, 1945, Uncle Ho declared independence from the French and the most recent occupiers, the Empire of Japan. (After the dropping of US nuclear bombs, Japan surrendered to the Allied powers in August 1945.) Bao Dai abdicated to Ho Chi Minh's party, the Viet Minh, and handed over the official seals to the communists. Seeing how Bao Dai, the 13th emperor of the Nguyen dynasty was still influential and symbolic of Vietnam's history, Ho Chi Minh asked Bao Dai to become an advisor to the newly formed Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) as a private citizen. Bao Dai agreed to this arrangement initially although he ended up self-exiled to Hong Kong soon after. Four years later, Bao Dai returned as the Chief of State (not king or emperor) under the Associated States of France (French reclaimed Vietnam militarily twenty days after Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the DRV). He attempted to use his influence for Vietnam's independence from France, with limited success.
Written 23 January 2023
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rbrech
Silver Spring, MD504 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Really enjoyed the visit. Peaceful park-like estate and interesting buildings. Enjoyed reading about this history of the place
Written 22 January 2023
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AL
45 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Sure the grounds are nice and the building is well-maintained but there is really nothing to see, yet lots of opportunities to spend extra money on dressing up, having photos taken, riding horses etc.
Written 25 December 2022
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Triflyer
India436 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Nothing royal about this place however it is clean and well maintained and if you have an extra day it is worth a visit especially for those interested in history.
Written 2 December 2022
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nomad07
Doncaster, Australia401 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Reading some reviews, I think this place has definitely improved as the gardens were beautiful and the mansion in and out was very clean. So clean that they make you wear special socks over you shoes and wash your hands. It was good for photos.
Written 6 May 2022
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Rebecca M
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 18 March 2020
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Feenixwest
Fort Collins, CO1,445 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 19 January 2020
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eytanin
New York City, NY281 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 3 January 2020
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