Sa Pa Ancient Rock Field

Location: Sa Pa Ancient Rock Field is in Muong Hoa Valley, Hau Thao Commune, Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province.
Characteristic: This 8sq.km-area of remains consists of large multi-grade rocks engraved with ancient images.

Sa Pa Ancient Rock Field is between the terraced rice paddies of ethnic minority groups. 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 stela with an incantation written on it by the carver to help his people defeat the tigers. The da chong and da vo tell the story of faithful love between a couple who overcame all difficulties to be together; even though they turned to stone, they are still dedicated to each other.

Archaeologists have proven that this area has been inhabited since ancient times. These fascinating Viet remains have drawn the attention of scientists and tourists.

ALBUM
NEARBY DESTINATIONS
WHERE TO STAY
ATI - Sa Pa Rose Valley Resort

Add: Village No.1, Muong Hoa Road, Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 056/ 3872 237

Sa Pa View Hotel

Add: No.41, Muong Hoa Road , Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3872 388

Victoria Sa Pa Resort

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 522

Amazing Sa Pa Hotel

Add: 7A Dong Loi Street, Sa Pa Town

Tel: (84-214) 3886 588

Sunny Mountain Hotel

Add: 10 Muong Hoa St., Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3787 999

Bamboo Sa Pa Hotel

Add: 18 Muong Hoa St., Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 075/ 3871 076

Chau Long Sa Pa Hotel

Add: 24 Dong Loi St., Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 245

Sao Phuong Bac Hotel

Add: 5 Ngu Chi Son St., Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3866 789

Muong Thanh Sa Pa Hotel

Add: 44 Ngu Chi Son St., Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3887 755/ 3887 766

Buu Dien Sa Pa Hotel

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 244

Bamboo Sa Pa Hotel & Tour

Add: Cau May St, Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 075/ 3871 214

Cau May Hotel

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 293

Auberge Dang Trung Hotel

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 243

Fansipan Hotel

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 398

VPS Hotel

Add: Thac Bac, Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 389

Cat Cat Hotel

Add: 46 Fansipan St, Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 946

Forestry Guesthouse

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 8712 30

Hoa Hong Guesthouse

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 263

Ninh Hong Guesthouse

Add: 54A Cau May St., Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 334

Orchid Guesthouse

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 475

WHERE TO EAT
Bich Nhi Restaurant

Add: Sa Pa Dist.

A Quynh Restaurant

Add: 15 Thach Son St., Sa Pa Townlet, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 555

Hoa Sua Restaurant

Add: Group 10 Thac Bac St., Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 766