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Unusual sight at the end of a very rough ride

The Standing Stones (Menhirs) are located at the side of the road, after a very bumpy ride up an unmade road. There are not that many of them, however, one can only marvel at how... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

The Standing Stones (Menhirs) are located at the side of the road, after a very bumpy ride up an unmade road. There are not that many of them, however, one can only marvel at how they were made and erected, and how they have managed to stand for so many years! Believed to be burial stones for families dating back... More 

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Vientiane, Laos
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

I have traveled to Samneua, Houaphan province often, this is my third time to see this sight and be able to take some photos to share with you all who are interested in to make a research on how old the standing stone were made, and where were they made, how did people transport them to this site? Those questions... More 

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Reviewed 1 February 2010

Hintang is a very remote archaelogical site that is on the World Monuments find watch list. This 2000 year old site stretches along a ridge for over 10 km and has over 1500 stone monoliths set in distinct groups. The site has also been reused in the 60s on a random basis to bury Pathet Lao fighters. Getting to Hintang... More 

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