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Hintang Archaeological Landscape / Park

Posted in Landscapes, Latest of Asienreisender with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2014 by Thim Kwai

Another mysterious ancient site like the enigmatic Plain of Jars lies in the very east of north Laos: it’s the megalithic menhirs of Hintang Archaeological Park. The park consists of 72 different sites in the jungle with alltogether around 1,500 menhirs – that’s upright standing, long-shaped, pillar-like stones, hewn of schist. Additionally there are huge stone discs placed on the ground. The discs serve as closing lids for the entrances to underground chambers. It’s supposed by archeologists that the site was an ancient burial place.

Map of Hintang Archeaological Landscape

Map of Hintang Archaeological Landscape / Park

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