Hmong King Palace – one of the oldest structures in Ha Giang
Last Update: 24th October 2020
With an area of 1,120 square meters, Hmong King Palace is situated in Na Hoi Tho Hamlet, Bac Ha District. It is 110 kilometers from Sapa. The old Chinese architectural style of the building reflects the preferences of the King of Hmong to Chinese architecture.
Hmong King Palace Fast Facts
- Name: Hmong King Palace
- Area: Hmong King Palace
- Things to do there: Photography, Architecture, Vietnamese History
- Who visits: Photographers, Architects, Vietnamese History Lovers
- Time required: 2-3 hour
What to expect at the Hmong King Palace
Mainly built with stone and wood, Hmong King Palace is well-preserved. Interior walls are completely made of wood. It is a two-storey building with 64 rooms. One of the highlights in the palace is a special room for cruel criminal executions. Wooden doors and windows are carved with exquisite patterns of phoenix, dragon, lion and bat which stand for prosperity and power. The palace is surrounded by a stone wall which worked as a defense against attackers in the past.
If lucky enough, you may see a small local market in front of the palace on travel date. Hmong people nearby think they are the descendants of the Vuong Family who built the palace. You can explore the village together with the palace to know more about the history of the family, local life and culture.
The best time to visit the palace is in the morning.
The best months to visit are from April to October.
How to get to the Hmong King Palace
Unfortunately, there is no direct bus to the palace from Ha Giang or Hanoi. Thus, the only option is to rent a vehicle.
- Opening hours: 07:30 – 17:00
- The entrance fee to the palace is changing.
- Please don’t wear shorts, mini-dress, or slippers in the palace.
- If you’d like to take photos of locals, please get the permit from them first.