The Center for Preservation of Hue Relics has opened Khai Tuong Lau (An Dinh palace), where Vietnam’s last king Bao Dai and his family lived from 1945 to 1955, to tourists.
The palace was built in 1917-1918 by King Khai Dinh, before he enthroned, by his own money.
Khai Dinh’s son, Bao Dai, lived here from 1922, and 17 years laters, it became the assets of Bao Dai’s eldest son, Bao Long.
Before 1945, An Dinh Palace was managed by the Nguyen Dynasty. After August 1945, it became the home of King Bao Dai’s mother and Bao Dai’s family.
In 1954, Ngo Dinh Diem administration confiscated the palace.
Bao Dai’s mother bought the house at No.79 Phan Dinh Phung to stay until she died.