Vua Meo

Notable Building in Bac Ha

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The outlandish Vua Meo, built in 1921 by the French to keep the Tay chief Hoang A Tuong happily ensconced in style, is a bizarre palace constructed in a kind of 'oriental baroque' style on the northern edge of Bac Ha. There's not much to see, other than the architecture itself, but the ground floor has been turned into a small souvenir market.