King Bao Dai mansion,Hanoi travel
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)
King Bao Dai mansion,Hanoi travel
The French architectural design when imported to Vietnam was modified to match local style. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
King Bao Dai mansion,Hanoi travel
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)
King Bao Dai mansion,Hanoi travel
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)
King Bao Dai mansion,Hanoi travel
The mansion’s floor and stairs are paved with wood while its doors and windows are sliding. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
 
King Bao Dai mansion,Hanoi travel
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)
King Bao Dai mansion,Hanoi travel
The mansion wall cabinets system is almost intact. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
King Bao Dai mansion,Hanoi travel
The mansion of King Bao Dai features luxurious classic French architecture and royal lifestyle. (Photo: Vietnamplus)
King Bao Dai mansion,Hanoi travel
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

The 110-year-old mansion of King Bao Dai is still unknown to many people despite its special architecture and luxury, like a sleeping beauty waiting to be woken up.