Bao Dai Palace in Dalat
Bao Dai Palace in Da Lat includes Palace I, Palace II and Palace III, in which Palace III is the most visited place by tourists because this is the place where King Bao Dai was born, lived and worked. This place is also preserved intact in Bao Dai palace.
Palace III is the summer villa of King Bao Dai and the last emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty. He is also the last emperor of the Vietnamese feudal dynasties.
Bao Dai Palace in Da Lat was built between 1933 and 1938. The palace was designed by a French architect Huynh Tan Phat. Palace III is considered as the most beautiful and elegant residence. The palace is located in the middle of a pure pine forest, associated with the small architectural landscape of the park, Thuong Uyen garden, Ai An forest and a small lake that blends together in a poetic way. It is on a hilltop that in the Da Lat embellishment project of architect Hébrard for the governor general. This hill is 1539m high on Trieu Viet Vuong street.
In architecture, Palace III is influenced by the trend of architectural innovation in Europe. The remarkable point here is the small flower garden to the right of the entrance gate and behind the palace.
Many beautiful pruned bonsai are planted here. Clusters of precious persimmon blooms all year round in symmetrical layouts across two axes. There is a large flower basin in front of the palace that is carefully taken care of. Small promenades around the palace are nestled under pine needles, alternating between green grass.