With mild climate all the year, Sa Pa, Lao Cai is an attractive destination for domestic and international travelers by fresh air, beautiful scenery. At an altitude of 1,650 m above sea level, Sapa is charming and enchanted by a day with 4 seasons, the terraced rice fields are submerged in the clouds, hidden at the foot of the majestic peak of Fansipan. In addition, it also kept the ancient culture mysteriously.
Ancient rocks was discovered in 1925 by French archaeologists, lying about in disorder and in the way beside Hoa stream. The stones were carved with decoration patterns, humanoid, terraces, stilt house or even traces of writing. According to some historical documents and ethnographic, the carvings are very concise, clear about pristine period, when people were totally dependent on nature.
The carvings on the stone is very simple, but to decrypt it is still a challenge for researchers. It is believed that every stone will keep a story about life, living and culture of ancient people.
With the native peoples, Sapa ancient rock is "library heaven", is the biggest book of ancestors. The stones focus into two large yards. The first park is located next to Ban Pho -H’ Mong’s village at the end of Hoa stream. Quantity here is not much but rocks here are the biggest blocks with volumes up to 12 meters long. Some large stones carved with density and diversity.
The second park located near bordering of two communes Hau Thao and Lao Chai, is the largest reef with more than 100 blocks of different size. Many of the carvings here only appear once.
For the people here, from the time of ancestors still retaining the mythical story of the curse engraved on rocks as sacrificial custom to God of mountain on several occasions ... If did wrong to curse, descendents will be punished.
Mystery stories on curse carved in Sapa ancient rock field strongly attract tourist when exploring the pristine land. Thanks to unique nature and cultural beauty of the ethnic groups, the ancient rock field deserves the impressive spot in Sapa tourism.