Vuong Palace

This magnificent palace was built for a local Hmong king by the French in the 1920s in the Chinese-Hmong style, and it symbolizes the glory of the Hmong people. Set in a secret valley in the small village of Sa Phin, around 15km west of Dong Van, the building has captivating architecture and provides historical values in such a remote region of the country. Surrounded by beautiful old trees and Oleander gardens within thick walls, the palace is gorgeous, and it was recognized as a national cultural heritage in 1993.

The palace belonged to the wealthiest Vuong family, who ruled the area and got rich by trading opium across the border. It took ten years and 150 billion VND to build it, and some parts are made with po-mu, a valuable type of wood. It costs 20k VND to visit.

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