Palace 1

 

Overview of palace 1 in Dalat

This palace has been a large one in Tran Quang Dieu street, ward 10, Dalat city. It is 4km far from the city center to ter southeast. It is located on a 1,550-meter hill with full of pine trees. Its total area is about 60ha with the average slope of 500. It used to be a villa of a French millionaire who was also an official – Robert Clément Bourgery. He had been the boss of electricity factory in Shanghai. The palace was built before 1940s in the middle of the pine tree forest.

Palace 1 Dalat

Palace 1 Dalat

After that, in 1949, King Bao Dai bought it in August 1949 and renewed it. Since then, it has become a general headquarters and an office for his subordinate officers. Until 1956, Mr. Ngo Dinh Diem used it as a private palace for President. It wad upgraded with tunnel and some more working rooms for his subordinate officers. The tunnel was also the emergency exit which opened a small heliport.

An ancient house of Palace 1

An ancient house of Palace 1

Palace 1 is one of the original architecture products of Dalat which expresses the new-classis style of the Europe.

Source: Book about Vestiges and landscapes of Lamdong province.

The map of Palace 1

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