Da Lat is a famous tourist city of Vietnam, with a cool climate all year round, beautiful natural scenery, and many romantic landmarks. Among them, Bao Dai Summer Palace is a must-visit destination when coming to this land of mist.
Bao Dai Summer Palace is the common name for three Palaces of King Bao Dai, the last king of the Nguyen Dynasty and also the last king of the feudal dynasties of Vietnam. These three Palaces are called Palace I, Mansion II, and Mansion III, built in the 1930-1940s, in the French architectural style, located on high hills, surrounded by cool green pine forests.
Palace I, also known as King Palace, was the residence of King Bao Dai from 1933 to 1945. Palace I is located on Tran Quang Dieu Street, 4km from the city center of Da Lat. Palace I has an area of about 60ha, including 26 rooms, luxuriously and classily decorated. From Palace I, tourists can admire the panoramic view of Da Lat city and Xuan Huong Lake.
Palace II, also known as Dinh Toan Quyen, was the workplace of King Bao Dai when he was Emperor of Dai Nam. Palace II was built in 1933, located on Tran Hung Dao Street. Palace II has an area of about 12ha, including 25 rooms, designed in the style of European castles. Palace II also has a rare wine cellar and a secret tunnel. Mansion II is now a place to display artifacts, documents, and images about the life and career of King Bao Dai.
Palace III, also known as Biệt điện Quốc trưởng, was the living and working place of King Bao Dai when he was the Head of State of Vietnam. Palace III was built from 1938 to 1943, located on Le Hong Phong Street. Palace III has an area of about 26ha, including 25 rooms, designed in a modern and elegant style. Palace III also has a park, a Love Forest, and a Thượng Uyển Garden. Palace III is now a place to display artifacts, documents, and images about the history and culture of Da Lat.
Bao Dai Summer Palace is an ideal place for those who want to learn about the history and culture of Da Lat, as well as admire the architectural beauty and nature of the land of mist. Coming to Bao Dai Summer Palace, you will have interesting and useful experiences about an important period in Vietnamese history.