Ha Giang King Palace


Ha Giang King Palace

Ha Giang King Palace

The province borders China with a length of over 270 kilometres (170 mi); the border gate is known as the Thanh Thủy. In addition, there are three smaller gates namely, the Phó Bảng, the Xín Mần and Săm Pun.

Vuong Chinh Duc, once considered to be the king of H’mong ethnic people in Ha Giang Province, ruled a vast area from the Dong Van Plateau to Meo Vac Town in the early 20th century.

Dubbed as Vua Meo (king of H’mong people), he was also the founder of the famous Vuong Dynasty, the largest in Ha Giang Province at the time, where he lived in his unique, luxurious palace shaded with green samu trees.

Ha Giang King Palace

Ha Giang King Palace

Named Vuong Palace, it was built in solid stone, fir wood and terra-cotta tiles in ancient Chinese architectural style typical of the Man Qing era in China. Though it seems very much out of place, the palace itself is quite interesting and there are a number of tombstones of the dynasty’s people surrounding it which are also worth a look.

Ha Giang King Palace

Ha Giang King Palace

From the top of the mountain travelers can hear the wind rustling and experience the vast panoramic view stretching to the horizon. From Ma Pi Leng Peak the Nho Que River, which originates in China, flows like undulating silk.

Ha Giang King Palace

Ha Giang King Palace

Soon the road skirts the tiny Sa Phin valley which has at its center a clump of bamboo concealing the ancient Vuong royal house. Simply put, it is much bigger than a normal house and looks quite old and special.

Ha Giang King Palace

Ha Giang King Palace

Hoang Dieu Thuy, a local tour guide, said that the palace is unique as it was built on a tortoise shell-shaped site, chosen by a Chinese fortune teller under the order of Vuong Chinh Duc who believed it would bring luck, wealth and happiness for him and his family.

Ha Giang King Palace

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