GaBarNi / KammParrNe (ဂဘားနီ / ကမ္းပါးနီ )
( Hidden Archaeological Site )
GaBarNi (21.067261N 96.262061E)
Regarding above photo caption, you may ask why this boulder is NOT FOR CLIMBING.
GaBarNi actually is a Sandstone boulder filed which most climbers will definitely fall in love.
GaBarNi area grabs my attention with its Gigantic Size Boulder, which comes to my mind as a Highballing Fantasy.
Later I put a very high value to GaBaNi , ( not as a climbing site despite a giant highball and many more boulders are there ) but because of it’s Discoveries on Archaeological values. This boulder deserve high level of conservation as a National Treasure as one of the Myanmar Ancestor’s archaeological and anthropological proofs .
It’s first discovery was just in recent years, in 2015 by U Win Bo , the local villager along with WunDwin local Artist/ amateur Archaeologist – U Soe Moe Naing. Those two were the first persons brought our attention to the site by public. Later recognized by Government sectors to International and National level Archaeologist and Anthropologists. Gabarni site is now under supervision of Myanmar Government and Local Authorities for conservation carried out by Department of Archaeology and the Ministry of Culture.
Let’s not climb it.
Let’s help to raise awareness and part of Conversation.
This site is named after KammParrNe ( GaBarNe ) – a nearby village, in western Shan State. Gabini has a nearby Famous Padalin Caves with many prehistoric rock art which in about 11km distance.
Parietal art from Gabarni
As per 23-Dec-2-16 News update from Department of Archaeology , Ministry of Culture ( Mandalay Department ). Department Official reveal the project to establish paved roads and also with washroom facilities. The project funded 4000 USD for the development of Archaeological Tourism and income generating of local communities while maintaining least impact to ecosystem.
to be NOTICE – Gabarni area is NOT FOR CLIMBING*** * (Reminder for you in Case if you get lost there and unexpectedly find this boulder in Myanmar Central Basin)
More Article about Gabarni here