Vuong Family’s Palace

Location: In Sa Phin Valley, Sa Phin Commune, Dong Van District, about 24km from Dong Van District’s centre.
Characteristics: This is a unique and rare architecture work in Dong Van Karst Plateau.

Vuong Family’s Palace is also the bastion of Vuong Chinh Duc (1865-1947) – who used to be regarded as a Meo King governing Dong Van Plateau region.


Vuong Family’s Palace with an area of over 1,000m2 was built during 8 years in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Most building workers are local Mong people and Hui people from Yunnam (China). In the front of the palace, there is a gate built by stone. Surrounded the palace is 2 stone walls with loopholes. The walls are about 60cm thick, 2.5 to 3m high with cherry and bamboo trees between the two walls.


The palace includes 4 transversal houses and 6 lengthwise houses - all having two floors and a total of 64 rooms. The houses were built in the style of the Qing Dynasty (China). The house walls are made of stone, with the wood base, the wooden floor, pillars and columns. The roof is made with tiles and its front roof made with tube tiles decorated with the “longevity” (Tho) character.



In main house, the horizontal lacquered board with the scripts saying “a politically stabled border area” (Bien chinh kha phong), presented by King Khai Dinh (1885-1925) to the Vuong Family in 1913 are also stored. In addition, inside the palace, there are areas of kitchen, cistern, storehouses of food, weapons…, especially a stone bathtub in goat milk of Vuong Chinh Duc.


Especially, all the parts, whether made of stone or wood, are carved meticulously with designs of the dragon, phoenix, bat… which represent for prosperity and longevity of a family of high rank.

Hoa Cuong Hotel

Add: Dong Van Town, Dong Van Dist.

Tel: (84-219) 3856 868

Hoang Ngoc Hotel

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