Unique architecture of King Bao Dai mansion in Hanoi

The mansion of King Bao Dai, the last king of Vietnam’s last feudal dynasty, is located at 186 Ngoc Ha Street, Hanoi’s Ba Dinh District. It features luxurious classic French architecture and royal lifestyle.

Unique architecture of King Bao Dai mansion in Hanoi
Designed by French architect Arthur Kruze, the mansion has a unique architecture, combining Eastern and Western style. Over a century, excepting its moldy wall, the place is surprisingly intact as it is only a few steps to Huu Tiep Lake, a target of US bombings during the war. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Unique architecture of King Bao Dai mansion in Hanoi
The French architectural design when imported to Vietnam was modified to match local style. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Unique architecture of King Bao Dai mansion in Hanoi
The interior architecture follows Western style. The mansion’s floor and stairs are paved with wood while its doors and windows are sliding. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Unique architecture of King Bao Dai mansion in Hanoi
There is an over 300 squares meters garden with a pond, beautiful bonsai, surrounded by a dragon-shaped fence, like a typical palatial garden. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Unique architecture of King Bao Dai mansion in Hanoi
The mansion’s floor and stairs are paved with wood while its doors and windows are sliding. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Unique architecture of King Bao Dai mansion in Hanoi
There is a fireplace in the living room. Like today, all the cabinets are built into the wall and the electricity wires are buried in the walls as well. There is also a water pump made in France, which is still working. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
 
Unique architecture of King Bao Dai mansion in Hanoi
The mansion wall cabinets system is almost intact. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Unique architecture of King Bao Dai mansion in Hanoi
The mansion of King Bao Dai features luxurious classic French architecture and royal lifestyle. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
Unique architecture of King Bao Dai mansion in Hanoi
An interior design company is hiring the mansion. Ho Hoang Hai, the current owner of the mansion, expresses his wish to have more historical and architectural information from researchers to help develop and preserve the unique architecture. (Photo:Vietnamplus)

 
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The mansion of King Bao Dai in Hanoi - a sleeping beauty

The mansion of King Bao Dai in Hanoi - a sleeping beauty

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