Vuong Family’s Palace is one of the few sites in Ha Giang travelers can visit for magnificent architecture and historical values. The mansion is about 14km from the town of Dong Van, in the locality of Sa Phin Commune.
As the residence of the one who was hailed ‘King of H’mong people’, the palace was surrounded by two walls built from carved stones. The outer wall is 60cm thick and 2m high. The inner wall is even thicker and more robust. In between these walls, a row of oleanders was planted on the 50m-wide land.
The Vuong family’s Palace is just like a stone castle among the nature, protected by the high canopy of special trees in Ha Giang. The mansion itself is a masterpiece of architecture, taking 10 years of construction to finish as it’s seen nowadays. At the time the mansion was built, the amount of money spent on its expense was considered a very large sum which equalizes about 150 billion of Vietnam Dong.
There are total 10 houses of which 6 face the same direction while the rest face the other direction. The main house looks to the entrance, and all the pillars, floor, ans wattle of the main house and the other two next to it are all built of po-mu, a valuable wood.
Vuong mansion was built by the skillful of craftsmen who came from Yunnan (China) along with the best of the H’Mong workers. Therefore, the structure has architecture of China reign of Thanh combined with essence of the H’Mong.
Admission: 20,000VND per person