The old stone field of Nam Dan was investigated in 2004 by scientists from the Institute of Archeology and the Ha Giang Museum
Location and history
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.
About the stone field
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.