King Palace

Palace in Dalat

Tastefully revamped, the main palace of Bao Dai, Vietnam's last emperor, beckons visitors with its beautiful tree-lined avenue and a surprisingly modest but attractive royal residence. It was home to Bao Dai and his family until they went into exile in France in 1954. The house was subsequently taken over by then Prime Minister Ngo Dinh Diem.

Highlights are undoubtedly the family photos: Bao Dai playing with a dog, and riding a horse, and well-scrubbed royal children with serious faces.