Vuong Family’s Residence - a unique architecture work in Dong Van Karst Plateau
Update: Oct 12, 2017
(TITC) - Located in the middle of Sa Phin Valley in Sa Phin Commune, Dong Van District, Ha Giang Province, Vuong Family’s Residence is an ancient villa of Vuong Chinh Duc who used to be regarded as a king governing Dong Van Plateau region in the late of 19th and early of 20th centuries.

Built in 1919 and completed in 1928, the residence has an area of nearly 3,000m², surrounded by an arc-shaped mountain range. The residence is protected by 2 stone walls which are about 60cm to 1m thick, 2.5 to 3m high and are arranged many loopholes.

Coming here, visitors will be impressed firstly by two rows of Cunninghamia trees on the way to the residence and the stone gate carved fine. Built of green stone, wood and terracotta, the residence has unique architecture with the combination of three cultures of China, France and Mong ethnic group (Viet Nam). It includes 4 transversal houses and 6 lengthwise houses with a total of 64 rooms. Surrounding the residence is the garden of many types of plants such as peach, pear, cinnamon, etc. Besides, the residence also has two blockhouses, storehouses, etc. Especially, 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.

One of the outstanding features of the residence is the fine sculpture art. Many its parts are carved meticulously with designs of the dragon, phoenix, bat, etc which represent for prosperity and longevity.

Vuong’s Family Residence has been recognized as National Art Architecture Relic since 1993.

Thu Giang