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White Palace is Worth Visiting

We visited the White Palace around midday, it was a hot day and there was a nice breeze coming... read more

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Great location and easy access from the highway along the peninsula. As a reference point it is... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2018
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10 Tran Phu | Ward 1, Vung Tau 790000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the White Palace around midday, it was a hot day and there was a nice breeze coming through the open windows. The White Palace was built for the French Governor and would have been a truly luxurious mansion in its prime. However it...More

Thank Guide825727
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This place used to be fit for a king and it's surrounded by beautiful gardens. The display inside this building is well preserved. It ranges from furniture right down to small trinkets. However, I think the highlight of this place is the scenery. The palace...More

Thank KennyLCC
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Our car can drive to the main entrance and stop at the front of palace. Big bus can not. Very nice trees and view.. Nice structure and nice view towards the sea.

Thank _kenkiet1981
Reviewed 14 June 2018

There is an admission fee for this musuem. The white palace used to be a place of retreat for the former french colonist governor. There is very little explanation of the exhibits or information in English. There is a well-known artist doing face portraits for...More

Thank jalee77
Reviewed 11 May 2018

The palace is a the witness of splendid times of Vietnam. Although the building is looking tired from outside, it is well maintained inside. The original furniture and the interior arrangements dating back to the times when Vietnamese kings were residing there. Moreover, the beautiful...More

Thank krzys1970
Reviewed 17 April 2018

This site includes no information at all in English about the history of this place, and my hunch is that almost none is given in Vietnamese, either, given the fact that historical signs regarding classic French architecture in this country are virtually non-existent. So, if...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

worth a visit as it is all original - view is magnificent - Vietnamese iced coffee at the cafe is excellent.

Thank pukekopom
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Great location and easy access from the highway along the peninsula. As a reference point it is nearby the gondola chair lift at Ho May & Ecotour park. The grounds are pretty amazing with old cannons and really impressed with the shipwreck artifacts. Some displays...More

Thank willys6
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Won't entertain the kids, but for very low cost, a nice building to visit with an interesting history. The majority of the collection centers around a relatively recently discovered ship than sunk off Vung Tau carrying priceless Chinese pottery from an 'earlier' dynasty (my memory...More

Thank Al M
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Before we arrived the white palace i thought it will be something like Wat Rong Khun. But after arrived i just realized it is actually a summer holiday villa of French Governor. The floor tiles is one of the most attractive part, they are colorful...More

Thank Yu P
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