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This millions-year-old natural rock wall stands as magnificent destination in Vietnam's Binh Dinh

This millions-year-old natural rock wall stands as magnificent destination in Vietnam's Binh Dinh

Friday, June 28, 2024, 10:26 GMT+7
This millions-year-old natural rock wall stands as magnificent destination in Vietnam's Binh Dinh
Ta Kon stone wall in Vinh Thanh District, Binh Dinh Province, located in south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

A rock formation stands as a natural giant wall amidst mountains and forests, making it a magnificent destination in Vinh Thanh District, Binh Dinh Province, located in south-central Vietnam.

The stone wall of Ta Kon, a name that means ‘large stones arranged in ramparts' in the Ba Na ethnic language, is located in K8 Village, Vinh Son Commune, Vinh Thanh District, approximately 140km west of Quy Nhon, the capital city of Binh Dinh Province. 

The site features natural stone columns with rectangular and hexagonal pillars tightly arranged, forming a wall stretching about 500m in length and 30-40m in height.

“I never imagined finding such a stunning masterpiece amidst the rugged mountains and forests,” remarked Nguyen Thi Tuong Vy from Quy Nhon, expressing her surprise as she explored the peculiar rocks in the heart of this remote mountainous area first-hand.

Tourists stroll along a terraced path at Ta Kon stone wall in Vinh Thanh District, Binh Dinh Province, located in south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

Tourists stroll along a terraced path at Ta Kon stone wall in Vinh Thanh District, Binh Dinh Province, located in south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

Visitors can stroll along hundreds of meters of terraced paths to admire the beauty of Ta Kon rock formation.

According to the Quang Trung Museum in Binh Dinh Province, Ta Kon stone wall emerged from geological tectonic changes millions of years ago.

To Hieu Trung, chairman of the People’s Committee of Vinh Thanh District, noted that historically, the Ta Kon stone area served as a base for the Tay Son insurgent army, the predecessor of the Tay Son Dynasty, which ruled Vietnam from 1778 to 1802, starting the early stages of its uprising in 1771.

Ta Kon stone wall in Vinh Thanh District, Binh Dinh Province, located in south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

Ta Kon stone wall in Vinh Thanh District, Binh Dinh Province, located in south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

“In modern history, during the 30-year resistance against the French and Americans, the Ta Kon area was utilized as a base by the guerrilla and main forces of Vinh Thanh District until the country was reunified in 1975,” Trung explained. 

On December 25, 2013, Ta Kon stone wall was designated as a historical relic and scenic spot by the People’s Committee of Binh Dinh Province.

Recently, Ho Quoc Dung, secretary of the Party Committee of Binh Dinh Province, visited Ta Kon rock formation and expressed support for Vinh Thanh District in planning the entire Ta Kon stone wall area and attracting investors for tourism development.

A tourist visits Ta Kon stone wall in Vinh Thanh District, Binh Dinh Province, located in south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

A tourist visits Ta Kon stone wall in Vinh Thanh District, Binh Dinh Province, located in south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

Dung announced that Binh Dinh Province plans to transform the Ta Kon rock formation area into an eco-tourism destination that harmonizes with the surrounding forest.

"Any vacant spaces will be allocated for scenic viewpoints," Dung added.

"The province will also restore historical sites to incorporate local legends into the visitors' experience."

A tourist visits Ta Kon stone wall in Vinh Thanh District, Binh Dinh Province, located in south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

A tourist visits Ta Kon stone wall in Vinh Thanh District, Binh Dinh Province, located in south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

Meanwhile, Trung mentioned that the district is constructing an eco-tourism and community resort to link various tourist spots within the district, with Ta Kon stone wall as a prominent destination.

He noted that after visiting Ta Kon rock formation, tourists can stay in Vinh Son Commune, where they can enjoy authentic local dishes and immerse themselves in the culture of ethnic minorities.

Currently, a 3.3km-long and 2m-wide concrete road connects the main road to Ta Kon stone wall, facilitating easier access for visitors and locals alike.

Ta Kon stone wall in Vinh Thanh District, Binh Dinh Province, located in south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

Ta Kon stone wall in Vinh Thanh District, Binh Dinh Province, located in south-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre

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