Vua Meo

sights / Architecture

Vua Meo information

Opening hours
7.30-11.30am & 1.30-5pm
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Lonely Planet review

Don’t miss the outlandish Vua Meo, a palace constructed in a kind of bizarre ‘oriental baroque’ architectural style on the northern edge of town. It was built in 1921 by the French to keep the Flower H’mong chief Hoang A Tuong happy, and looks like a cross between an exotic church and a French chateau. A shop selling ethnic minority crafts is also here.