The first Palace of the emperor Bao Dai was built in French style. It is classic, majestic and elegant with pine forest...
When visiting Da Lat, most tourists are introduced about the old villas, palaces in French style. One of the most significant palace is the first palace of the emperor Bao Dai. He was the 13rd and also the last emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty and the monarchy Vietnam.
This palace used to be the destination where the last king of the Nguyen Dynasty worked. It’s located in the southeast, 1.5 km far from the center of Da Lat City with an area of 18 Hectares. The palace has been designed with neoclassical, majestic, elegant and European Architecture. This was also the headquarter of the president Ngo Dinh Diem.
When entering the gate, you’ll probably be surprised at the divine beauty of the straight path with high pines, and a colorful flower forest around. This is an ideal place for teenagers, people in love to come and selfie, especially for a wedding photographing.
Outside is the natural beauty of the spectacular. However, it is surprisingly warm inside by the neoclassical, elegant architecture. The palace has 3 floors: The basement, the ground and the upper. It’s totally 12 rooms divided by the “golden ratio” of the European Architecture. The ground floor was used for seating and now for visiting, taking pictures. The upper floors was used for political meetings and also was where the emperor Bao Dai rested.
Behind the Palace is the place to sell the souvenirs which are very beautiful and meaningful. Besides, the café Thuong Uyen with royal style is located between the open and romantic space with thousands of brilliant flowers.