Sa Pa Ancient Rock Field


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Sa Pa Ancient Rock Field

Sa Pa Ancient Rock Field is located in Muong Hoa Valley, Hau Thao Village, Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province. One of the most beautiful valleys in Sapa. Its covering about area of remains consists of large multi grade rocks engraved with old images.

Sa Pa Ancient Rock Field

How Sa Pa Ancient Rock Field is Unique?

Sa Pa Ancient Rock Field is located between the terraced rice fields of ethnic minority groups. The first exploration research, in 1925, recorded that there were 200 stones of different sizes concentrated in the area. Hon Bo, which is 15 m long and 6 m high, is the largest of these rocks. The engravings on the surfaces of the rock are pictograph or decorative.

Remarkably, among the engravings are drawings of humans, stilt houses of the ethnic minorities and symbols considered to be a primitive form of writing.

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However their meaning hasn’t yet been deciphered. Additionally. The most impressive stones are Da Chong and Da Vo. It tells the story of a faithful love between a couple who overcame all difficulties to be together, although they turned to stone. But they are still dedicated to each other. Also there are many stones carved with different characteristics.

Archaeologists have shown that this area has been inhabited since ancient times. These fascinating Vietnamese remains have drawn the attention of scientists and tourists. Especially the French tourists, most of them will come to visit Sa Pa ancient rock fields. And they spend most of their time here on a day tour in Sapa, Vietnam.

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For the Vietnamese tourists, visiting Sa Pa ancient rock field is to look for intensive knowledge on ancient civilization compared with carvings on rock. Somethings special as animal horns or on the metal artifacts having been discovered throughout the country.

Sapa ancient rock field is among the precious cultural heritage. It’s not only conveying the pristine beauty of the land, but additionally strongly attracting tourists. It deserves to be one of the most attractive destinations for tourists in Sa Pa Vietnam.

Special Notes before arriving Sa Pa Ancient Rock Field

  • Do not give money or candy to children. (mean the children they will not like to go to school) – If can so please give them some books or pencils.
  • Do not put camera close to their face to take photo.
  • Best time to visit (from April, May, June, Sept, Oct)
  • Should not visit at weekend to avoid the crowded by other local and Chinese tourist

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sa Pa Ancient Rock Field

What Are The Most Amazing Things To Do In Sa Pa Ancient Rock Field?

What to do, things to see & time to visit Sa Pa Ancient Rock Field?

Trekking Culture exchange.
Photograph huntting.
Visit local family to know authentic of Black Hmong, Giay, Dao people daily life.

Truly Trek & Homestay

This three days trip offers a chance to explore the most stunning area of Sapa. You will have both homestay at village and hotel accommodation in Sapa. You have around 6 hours for trekking everyday with foot paths up and down hill mountains, through terraced rice paddies, crossing river and water streams by suspension bridges. Here is also the chance to visit local families, witnessing daily life activities.
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