BRACHIOPOD GIAY HOMESTAY
BRACHIOPOD GIAY HOMESTAY
BRACHIOPOD GIAY HOMESTAY

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Time to visit a place: 30 phút

Open Time: 7:00 AM - Close Time: 4:00 PM

Email: ubnddongvan@hagiang.gov.vn

Address: xã Má Lé, huyện Đồng Văn, tỉnh Hà Giang Xã Má Lé, Huyện Đồng Văn, Tỉnh Hà Giang

The fossils that you are discovering on this wall are brachiopods. They were animals with 2 shells living in a sea existing in this region 400 millions years ago. The original fossil site is located 100m above this point but it is extremely fragile and can't be presented to visitors. To protect, but at the same time still be able to introduce it to visitors, the Dong Van UNESCO Global Geopark Management Board decided to collect all the fossil-bearing rock pieces which are already damaged by erosion and to exhibit them here. In partnership with the local owner (Geopark partner), the UNESCO Geopark has placed, on your left, inside this 200 years old house, a "Brachiopod Pocket Museum", which will provide you all the information on this fascinating fossil still living today in some seas of the Planet Earth. You are in Ma Le village, Ma Le commune, Dong Van district - home to the Giay community, which accounts for about 90% of the total 20 households. The Giay people here still retain their cultural characteristics in daily life, traditional crafts and rituals. In general, Ma Le village has bold architectural features of the Giay with two-storeyed stilt houses with ... View more

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The fossils that you are discovering on this wall are brachiopods. They were animals with 2 shells living in a sea existing in this region 400 millions years ago. The original fossil site is located 100m above this point but it is extremely fragile and can't be presented to visitors. To protect, but at the same time still be able to introduce it to visitors, the Dong Van UNESCO Global Geopark Management Board decided to collect all the fossil-bearing rock pieces which are already damaged by erosion and to exhibit them here. In partnership with the local owner (Geopark partner), the UNESCO Geopark has placed, on your left, inside this 200 years old house, a "Brachiopod Pocket Museum", which will provide you all the information on this fascinating fossil still living today in some seas of the Planet Earth. You are in Ma Le village, Ma Le commune, Dong Van district - home to the Giay community, which accounts for about 90% of the total 20 households. The Giay people here still retain their cultural characteristics in daily life, traditional crafts and rituals. In general, Ma Le village has bold architectural features of the Giay with two-storeyed stilt houses with foundation and pillars made from stone; frame, doors, windows, stairs, partitions etc. from wood; the first floor walls from unburned earth bricks. The wood and stone components are all carved pretty sophisticatedly with patterns such as daisies, lotus, lanterns etc., a feature not quite common for other ethnic groups in the Geopark. This "rebuilt" site and the "Brachiopod Pocket Museum" constitute an innovative concept of Dong Van UNESCO Geopark where local culture and science are closely linked to support local sustainable economical initiative. Enjoy the visit to the "Brachiopod Pocket Museum" while discovering the unique culture and knowledge of the Giay people

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