Field of ancient stones in Sapa and Museum

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Field of ancient stones in Sapa (Sapa Ancient Rock Field) was discovered in 1925 by an archaeological expedition led by archaeologist and orientalist V. V. Golubev, a French archaeologist of Russian origin. Rather, lay the stones and none of the locals were not needed until they turned their attention to the researcher. The fact that their surface is ancient images: shapes, lines, resembling the kanji signs. Just then it was discovered 200 huge stones, each of which is described in detail and photographed. The age of these drawings and inscriptions of about 2000 years.

Unfortunately, UNESCO has not yet decided to take the object under protection, and the labels tend to disappear, hiding under the painted over them the arts of tourists and local children. So if you this place interesting, is there a hurry or with time nothing left.

Поле древних камней, Сапа, Вьетнам

Now as for the fields with stones and Museum. All 200 stones scattered over a large area on the field, but to examine them, of course, not necessary, enough for several closest to the road. Before you go down to the stones on the field, you can visit the free Museum. There are photo of archaeological site information with the coordinates of each stone, some artifacts from the excavations, but little useful information, unfortunately not. After the Museum can walk down the stairs and the path on the field to the stones.

🕐 Time of work: round the clock.

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free.

🚶 How to get there: the Museum is located 10 kilometers from Sapa on the road TL152 leading through the valley of Minh Hoa (Museum and field on the map). Here you can drive from Sapa on a rented vehicle, a taxi, or visit during the trekking.

Near the Museum there is free Parking, observation deck, and from there leads first down the concrete stairs to one stone, and then she turns into the trail across the field to the other stones. You can go down the trail to the river, but you better not go just in the fields outside the trails, it's the cultivated fields of the peasants.

Panorama of a field of ancient stones

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Lisitsin 26 September, 2015
And village NATs.minority here real, or a tourist attraction? I want a real village to see where people live. ...
Lisitsin 26 September, 2015
Tell me, you are in what travel Agency tour buying? Like it? Not cheated? And then a lot of them, fuck knows where to take? Can and English-speaking guides there, and then when he English bad know, they say your accent, your my not understand, and only. ...
admin 26 September, 2015

Well, as you say. If you go trekking, you will see a real village, but still the tourists are accustomed to and many of these live. How else to explain it :THINK . Well, the village is real, real people live, rice is grown, cows are kept frail, but in the middle of the village Guesthouse for Turikov, and every now and then a group of tourists pass. Something like that. ...
admin 26 September, 2015

Russian-speaking... the tail knows, maybe there is, not interested in ever. Took the tour to Vietnam is ALWAYS the first travel agent and have never cheated. ...
MikkyMouse 29 September, 2015
where is Sapa? the first time I hear.. ...
admin 29 September, 2015 ...
Artyom.Kunitsa 28, 2015

Always as an option, you can use the audio guides, if there is a problem, though Russian is also not always :D :D ...
admin 8 February, 2019
Completely updated guide to Sapa. Added new attractions, the villages in the area, details about how to go trekking from Sapa independently. ...
Tatiana185 26 November, 2019
Good day! Located in Vietnam with the winter!
Read your website - thank you for your work!!!
Wanted to follow the link from the last comment about self-journey, but the link is not working.
If replace , would be great!:) ...
admin November 26, 2019

This is probably about the tracking, I hope correctly understood. Yes, the link was wrong. That's about the tracking details ...