Bao Dai Palace was built by the Governor General of Indochina in 1928 in a prime location in Do Son to be used as a resort, then donated to King Bao Dai.

Bao Dai mansion has an area of ​​​​1,000 m2, located on a campus of more than 3,700 m2 on the top of Vung Hill, Van Huong ward, Do Son. The mansion is located at an altitude of nearly 40 m above sea level, surrounded by green trees and overlooking the beach.

The entrance to the mansion is a small road winding along the hillside, with many flowers and vines on both sides. The main door of the Bao Dai mansion faces west, and there are three main doors to enter the reception hall.

The building is built in the shape of an octagon, with typical French architecture with two floors and a basement. The foundation is embanked with laterite. There are gardens in front and behind the mansion.

The lobby of the mansion has the seats of King Bao Dai and Queen Nam Phuong in the middle. Visitors can rent clothes for kings and queens, and sit on chairs to take pictures.
To the right of the reception hall are two private rooms of the king and queen. The room has brocade upholstered furniture, the main yellow color. The interior of the room is kept the same. To the left of the bedroom, there is also a small room where King Bao Dai enjoyed the wind, watched the moon, and worked.
To the left of the reception hall are two dining rooms that also have royal-style interiors. The large dining room is where Queen Nam Phuong often holds a reception. The small dining room, close to the window, is where the king’s family used.

The second floor is the bedroom of five princesses, princes and king Nguyen De. The room of Crown Prince Bao Long is the largest.

This mansion was used by King Bao Dai from 1933 to 1954. In 1955, Hai Phong was liberated, Bao Dai mansion was then managed by the Ministry of Defense. In 1984, the Ministry of Defense handed it over to Do Son Tourism Joint Stock Company.

Visitors can rent rooms, organize parties, and conferences, and eat meals at the place where the king and queen of the Nguyen Dynasty lived.

Currently, in Vietnam, there are seven mansions of King Bao Dai, including three palaces - Palace I, Palace II, Palace III – in Da Lat (Lam Dong province), one villa in Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, one in Do Son, one in Nha Trang of Khanh Hoa province, and one in Buon Ma Thuot of Dak Lak province.

Thuy Chi