Discover the beauty of SaPa ancient stone field
- on Jun 15, 2018       By: LucyH
Not just well-known for its mighty Fansipan rooftop or great yellow-silk-strip terraced paddy fields, Sapa still cherishes its own mysteries, secrets and surprises which are awaiting to be uncovered.
Let’s follow Authentik Vietnam Travel to Muong Hoa valley to unearth the beauty of SaPa ancient stone field!
Sapa old stone field stretches along Muong Hoa valley which is about 8 kilometers away from Sapa town centre. To visit the stone field, tourists should rent for a mortobike in Sapa town which is around 120,000 VND ($6) per day. In case tourists' accomodation is around Lao Chai - Ta Van village, they can choose to do half- day trekking to this area.
» Description of historical value and tourism potentials
It was in 1952 that the stone field was found by a French archaeologist who believed it is the area keeping remains of prehistoric man. In its area of 8 square kilometers lies more than 200 stone blocks which are variant in size. Till now, for nearly 100 years of being discovered, the place has attracted more and more visitors, both domestic and international, to come. And this field has been a valuable property of North West as well as the whole Vietnamese people.
On many rock blocks’ faces still remains special carved images of terraced paddy fields, people, stilt house or handwriting. There are also weird and abstract patterns, which is difficult to understand or explain, have drawn a lot of attention of tourists and explorers.
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Interestingly, those engraved images on rock blocks, according to some historical and ethnological documents, are representation of ancient people’s life stories. A long strip of carved stone blocks after others will take you into a world of mysteries and hidden stories.
Sapa old rock field is thought to be an unusual work of art by its enigmatic drawings, which not only brings visitors interesting excitement but also unforgettable experiences of prehistoric life and culture. And that’s not only thing you can see in Muong Hoa valley but after exploring the hidden stone field, another amazing things are waiting for you. It is great paddy fields that lift you up with rice smell and wonderful views. Just set your mind free and enjoy the harmony with nature, you will find peace and calm in the middle of a mountainous commune.
For a further look, you could see the magnificent views of local mountains covered by blurry clouds around its top, great green forests or tiny stilt houses lying around mountain foots. It is, for sure, worth your visit! For decades, Sapa ancient stone field has keep its own secret that no one can fully explains. They, the old rocks, are still out there looking for someone to open its coded stories and discover its beauty. Let’s pack on your back and go to Muong Hoa valley to see, explore what’s out there!
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