9 Palaces in Vietnam that you should visit - With photos & details

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9 Palaces to explore in Vietnam

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Bao Dai Summer Palace1 Đường Triệu Việt Vương, Phường 4, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam

The Mansion was the residence of Bao Dai King, the last emperor of the Nguyen dynasty in Vietnam. It is located in the middle of Love Forrest, Da Lat city, Lam Dong province, Vietnam, on the top of a hill. The mansion has two floors. The ground floor was used to celebrate formal ceremonies. The second floor was the place with bedrooms of the Queen, the Princes, and Princesses.

Dinh Vua MèoSà Phìn, Xà Phìn, Đồng Văn District, Ha Giang 310000, Vietnam

The residence of King Meo,  also known as Nha Vuong is located in a valley in Sa Phin commune, Dong Van district, Ha Giang.  The entire mansion of King Meo has an area of ​​nearly 3,000 m2, which was started in 1898 and completed in 9 years later in 1907. The construction process costs 15 lakh dong, equivalent to 150 billion dongs. copper today.  The mansion was classified as a national monument by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on July 23, 1993.

Ho Chi Minh City Museum65 Lý Tự Trọng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

A former European style palace converted into a museum. Hosts numerous local artefacts, as well as holds collections that detail the geography as well as the commercial significance of Hoch Chi Minh city. There is an underground bunker and tunnel that the visitors could also explore.

Imperial CityThành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

The Imperial City at Hue is the best-preserved remnant of a vast citadel and royal palace complex that once existed on the site before the Vietnam war. Nowadays the city has been declared a UNESCO site and the remaining buildings haveac been restored.

Independence Palace135 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam

Also known as Reunification Palace, it was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It was the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, when a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through its gates.

Presidential PalaceSố 2 Hùng Vương, Ngọc Hồ, Ba Đình, Hà Nội 118708, Vietnam

Built between 1900 and 1906 to house the French Governor-General of Indochina. The yellow palace stands behind wrought iron gates flanked by sentry boxes, the only visual cues that it is located in Vietnam at all are mango trees growing on the grounds. The palace is not open to the public, but visitors can walk around the grounds for a fee.

Thăng Long Imperial Citadel19C Hoàng Diệu, Điện Bàn, Ba Đình, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

A complex of historic imperial buildings located in the centre of Hanoi. The royal enclosure was first built during the Lý dynasty (1010) and expanded by the Trần, Lê and finally the Nguyễn dynasty. It remained the seat of the Vietnamese court until 1810, when the Nguyễn dynasty chose to move the capital to Huế.

Thay Thim TempleTân Hải, Hàm Tân, Bình Thuận, Vietnam

Thay Thim Palace is located in Tan Tien commune, La Gi town, Binh Thuan province; it is a national historical and cultural relic of Vietnam.  It has an architectural form like a village communal house with many constructions. The architectural works with carved sculptures and interior decoration of Thay Thim Palace clearly reflect the royal architectural style.

Tran Le Xuan Palace2 Đ. Yết Kiêu, Phường 5, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam

It is a complex of three villas which was located in the Lam Dong province, Vietnam. This was the resting place of Tran Le Xuan and Ngo Dinh Nhu's family. Later, the mansion was used as the Central Highlands Ethnic Museum and today becomes the National Archive Center IV, where the Nguyen Dynasty woodblocks are kept.