The Area of Old Carved Stone in Sapa

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The Area of Old Carved Stone in Sapa is part of the Tentative list of Vietnam in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Area of Old Carved Stone in Sapa consists of more than 200 stones with etchings dating from at least 2000 years in the past found in the Muong Hoa valley in northwest Vietnam. The stones are carved with natural images, including mountains, hills, and fields; cultural images, including men, women, and houses; and patterns. Researchers have speculated the carvings may represent early writing systems; however the authors of the works remain unknown.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
The Area of Old Carved Stone in Sapa
Country
Vietnam
Added
1997
Type
Mixed
Link
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1997 Added to Tentative List

The site has 5 locations

The Area of Old Carved Stone in Sapa (T)
The Area of Old Carved Stone in Sapa: Su Pan group (T)
The Area of Old Carved Stone in Sapa: Pho Village/Ta Van group (T)
The Area of Old Carved Stone in Sapa: Hau Thao group (T)
The Area of Old Carved Stone in Sapa: Lao Chai Group (T)
WHS 1997-2021