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Dalat to restore French buildings

2011-10-03 (GMT + 7)

The Dalat People’s Committee is drafting a plan to restore the city’s outstanding French architectural works - the deteriorating I Palace and Governor Palace - into tourist attractions.

At a meeting on September 27, local authorities and experts discussed restoring the buildings and selling tickets for them

The I Palce was built in 1925-1928 with the luxurious architectural style reminiscent of French palaces. From 1950, it belonged to King Bao Dai until 1956 when it became the place for South Vietnam’s President Ngo Dinh Diem to work and relax when he visited the city. Later, the palace was assigned to the local tourism department for management.

Meanwhile, the Governor Palace built 1910 was the working place of the city’s governors.

Source: Tuoitrenews

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