Bao Dai's Summer Palace
Dalat has become a very popular tourist attraction in Vietnam. The city which is referred to as the city of love gets a lot of travelers every year. There are many tourist attractions in Dalat and all these places are very popular among travelers coming here. And among them, the Emperor Bao Dai's Summer Palace is a must visit place for all the visitors to Dalat.
Emperor Bao Dai had made three huge palaces in the city of Dalat.
Among them the most visited palace is called the Dinh 3 which was built in 1933. The entire structure of the palace was made in art deco fashion.
It was set inside a pine grove near the Pasteur Institute, in the southwestern direction of the lake. The décor has not changed in decades, except for the addition of Ho Chi Minh’s portrait over the fireplace. Inside this palace the visitors will come across a number of busts and sculptures which are of the deposed imperial family. There are many beautiful portraits as well inside the palace. The living quarters of the royal family are located upstairs. The room of Bao Long (Bao Dai’s eldest son), who now lives in France, is decorated in yellow, the royal color.
The other two Emperor Bao Dai's Summer Palaces in Dalat remain open sporadically for the public. These two palaces are known as Dinh 1 and Dinh 2. They are mostly used for various government purposes. Out of the three palaces the most picturesque one is the Dinh 1 Palace. When in Dalat the travelers must not forget to visit the Emperor Bao Dai's Summer Palace.