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Ancient Carving Rocks
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Sapa Ancient Rock Field is an area about 8 sq.km amongst the terraced rice paddies in Muong Hoa Valley approximately 12km southwest of Sapa town in Hau Thao Commune. The first exploration research, in 1925, recorded that there were 200 stones of various dimensions concentrated in the area. Hon Bo, which is 15m long and 6m high, is the biggest of theses rocks. The engravings on the surfaces of the stone are either pictographic or decorative. Remarkably, among the engravings are drawings of humans, stilt-houses of the ethnic minorities and symbols believed to be a primitive form of writing. But their meaning has not yet been deciphered. In addition, impressive images include a da chong (the husband stone), da vo (the wife stone), as well as stones that look like tigers and a Stella with an incantation written on it by the carver to help his people defeat the tigers.
Archaeologists have proven that this area has been inhabited since ancient times. These fascinating Viet remains have drawn the attention of scientists and tourists.

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