Mansion of Vuong Family

Located in Sa Phin Valley, Dong Van district, the Mansion of Vuong Family is a highlight for visitors coming to the northernmost province of Ha Giang, which shares a border with China. Vuong Chinh Duc, who was recognized as the king of the Hmong minority by the Ha Giang ethnic people, is the owner of this impressive construction. During many years, he controlled 4 regions including Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Meo Vac, and Dong Van.

Mansion of Vuong Family

The mansion surrounded by a stone wall consists of 64 rooms in total (enough space for 100 people living together) and its design is a great combination of Chinese, Hmong, and French architectural styles. Comprising six lengthwise and four sideways buildings spreading on an area of 1,120 meters square, it is divided into 3 main areas: Pre-residence, Central, and post-residence. Premises are the space of the soldiers and servants, while the central and post-residency are the living and working place of the Vuong family. The main house faces the gate, and there are additional functional areas such as kitchens, cisterns... Between the blocks is a large courtyard full of light. People also create green space around the mansion by growing lots of plants and trees such as saffron, cinnamon, pear, peach… The construction was officially completed after 9 years and the cost for it was estimated at around 150 silver bars (equivalent to 6,7 million dollars as in the present). Due to the gigantic size and magnificent design, it soon became the emblem of the unofficial Kingdom of H’mong at that time.

Mansion of Vuong Family, Ha Giang

Mansion of Vuong Family has been recognized as a national architectural and artistic relic in 1993 and today it welcomes lots of tourists and professional photographers who wish to contemplate the exceptional architectural design and amazing natural landscapes. From the center of Ha Giang City, it is very easy for you to rent a motorbike to enjoy the breathtaking landscape on the way leading to the mansion of Vuong Family and other neighboring sites including Quan Ba Heaven Gate and Yen Minh pine forest.