The old stone field of Nam Dan was found in 2004 by scientists from the Institute of Archeology and the Ha Giang Museum. This thousand year-old stone field inside the valley of Nam Dan has not been known widely by the visitors, but the beauty of the runic symbols on the rocks is very fascinating.
This stone field is located between Mount Tay Dan and Nam Dan hill, adjacent to Nam Khoong stream. In the population of ancient rock, there have 2 boulders that are called big stone of prehistoric people. The first boulder is far about 700 meters from ancient carved stone to the east; it is magma boulder with 2.3 meters length, 1 meter width. On the surface and at the edge of the stone also retains the status of natural weathering. The second boulder is located far about 70 meters from the first boulder to the west.
The rocks here are various in types and design. They bear marks of the traditional beauty of the old art, as well as weather-beaten traces after a thousand years. Each stone represents a legend of ethnic groups about religion and beliefs, and their worship to the God and Ancestors. There are about 80 engravings with 80 holes (5-6 cm in diameter, 1-2cm in depth) on mostly the western side of the stones.
According to scientists, the Nam Dan Stone Field was established approximately 2000 years ago. It could be a group of stone graves of the community’s leaders or a place to worship Gods, ancestors and other remarkable characters of the communities. It can be said that this place has a lot of value in terms of culture, history, religion as well as science. This place has the potential to become a widely known tourism destination in the future due to the fact that in the recent years, it has become a stop on the exploring route of many tourism agencies in this area.
In this field, there are many pictures carved into the rocks thousands of years ago. It is different from the vestige of the ancient rock field of Sa Pa in Lao Cai province. This one in Nam Dam is not as famous as the one in Sa Pa, but the beauty and secret of it is none less attractive. Archaeologists believe that these pictures and holes have been made by using an iron chisel and hammer. These pictures are of circles, rectangle, square, parallel lines, some symbols (most of them of femininity. There are symbol of triangle and a line in the center), human feet, human in the position of stretching out arms and legs, and some carves which has been still unidentified. According to scientists, the Nam Dan Stone Field was established approximately 2000 years ago.
Even you are not a pro-history one, you are still advised to come here to complete perfectly your trips. It’s still the same time but you explore more than expect. If you don’t know about what to see, Click Vietnam Typical Tours’ Ha Giang Destinations to refer more.