Visitng Summer Palace of the last king of Vietnam feudal court

Published:  08:50 Wednesday - July 04, 2012 Da Lat, the city of love, attracts tourists because of its charming landscape, comfortable weather and the number of French architectures, typically the antique villas Bao Dai’s Summer Palace is a must-visit villa for almost all travelers.

The palace Built from 1933 to 1937 under the dynasty of King Bao Dai, the last king of Vietnam feudal cour, designed in the art deco style and lied in the middle of a pine forest near the Pasteur Institute. Before this villa was constructed as a retreating place King Bao Dai and his royal family to escape the summer heat but after 1950, when the French colonial came back to Vietnam, it occupied a role as the office and house of the king. Today, tourists can find it on Trieu Viet Vuong St.

Visiting this 2 stories structure, travelers will have a chance to discover the living of the royal family through 25 rooms and its amenities. The ground floor is the working place of the king. It consists of the office room, the guest room and the reception room. Upstairs is the living space of the king and his family. The bedroom of the king also has a gorgeous balcony called the watching moon balcony where the king and the queen could appreciate the moonlight. Each of the room reflects the characteristics and status of the owner: the eldest son's room is painted yellow and considered luxurious at that time, the Queen's room can be easily identified with her feminine touch

Going inside the palace, there are lots of valuable items still preserved in good condition. They include some sculptures of royal family, the life-size white bust of Bao Dai himself and a smaller gold, picture of Angkor Wat given to King Bao Dai by King Sihanouk of Cambodia.

Source: VNO

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