In the last post, I tracked this alignment from Nukuoro Atoll, in the Pohnpei State of the Federated States of Micronesia, through the island Republic of Palau, and into the Philippines where it goes through Samar and Leyte of the Eastern Visayas, and on through to Manila, the country’s capital.
The alignment leaves Manila, the capital of the Philipines, and enters the South China Sea.
Located between the Philippines and China’s island of Hainan, the Paracel Islands are a group of islands, reefs, and banks that are strategically located; productive fishing grounds; and which also hold reserves of natural gas and oil.
While they are controlled and operated by China, they are also claimed by Taiwan and Viet Nam.
This is Duncan Island in the Paracels on the left, compared with Koror seen previously in this series in the island Republic of Palau on the right.
The Paracel Islands are also the location of the Dragon Hole, or Sasha Yongle Blue Hole, the world’s deepest known blue hole at 987-feet, or 301-meters, deep.
Dragon Hole is called the “Eye of the South China Sea,” and is where the Monkey King found his golden cudgel in the 16th-century Chinese classic of Literature “Journey to the West,” with authorship attibuted to Wu Cheng’en.
Other blues holes include the Cenote Azul Balacar on Mexico’s Costa Maya, one of the deepest cenotes in the Yucatan, believed to be 295-feet, or 90-meters, deep…
…and Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, which is 80-feet, or 24-meters wide and deep. One of the most popular dive destinations in the United States, it is described as an artesian well with a constant in-flow of water that stays at a constant 62-degrees Fahrenheit, or 17-degrees celsius.
The Battle of the Paracel Islands was a military engagement between the naval forces of South Vietnam and China in 1974, and was an attempt by the South Vietnamese navy to expel the Chinese navy from the vicinity.
As a result of the battle, China established de facto control over the Paracel Islands.
Lingshui, in Lingshui Li Autonomous County, is in the southeastern part of Hainan, China’s smallest and southernmost province.
Nanwan Houdao Island Ecological Scenic Spot, better known as Nanwan Monkey Island, is adjacent to the Xincun Harbor in Lingshui.
Looking at the Google Earth Screenshot, there are sure some interesting-looking features in the landscape there….
The only way to get there is via a 2-kilometer, or 1-1/4-mile, long cable-way, the longest in China.
Nanwan Monkey Island, actually a peninsula, is a state-protected nature reserve for Macaque monkeys. This red sandstone feature at the entrance is called the Garden Gate…
…and here are some scenes from inside the reserve, like the nice stone wall here upon which the macaques sit…
…and the heated swimming for the macaques…
…and just the overall ancient stonemasonry appearance of the place.
We don’t recognize this as ancient stonemasonry because we are taught that all of this is a product of natural forces and geology.
There sure are a lot of reservoirs here in this part of Hainan Province!
Interesting to note the population density of Hainan is low compared to most Chinese coastal provinces, so high population is not the reason for the profileration of reservoirs.
Diao Luo Mountain National Park is on the alignment further up in Lingshui Autonomous County.
It is one of five tropical rainforest regions on Hainan.
Diao Luo Mountain is the location of the Fengguoshan Waterfall cluster, the largest in Hainan Province.
In order to view the falls, there are 1,700 steps on the trail leading to the waterfall cluster.
Wuzhi Mountain is up the alignment from Diao Luo Mountain.
Wuzhishan is the highest mountain in Hainan…
…and is also known as the Five-Fingered Mountain.
There are several minority ethnic groups on Hainan.
Two are recognized ~ one of these groups is the Li People.
The areas surrounding Wuzhishan are inhabited primarily by Li People, said to be the original inhabitants of Hainan, and the largest of the ethnic minorities there. Their tradition of making brocade is said to trace back 2,500 years.
The is the Miao minority ethnic group on Hainan. The Miaos are found through-out the southwestern provinces of China, as well is in Thailand, Laos, and Viet Nam, where they are known as the Hmong people.
They are also known for lively embroideries and brocades, as well as traditional silver ornaments that include traditional necklaces, bracelets and headwear.
There are two unrecognized minority ethnic groups.
The Muslim Utsul People, or Hainan Hui, are found in Sanya on the southern coast of Hainan.
We are told they are a Chamic-speaking people who came to Hainan by way of their Cham homeland in Viet Nam to escape the Vietnamese Invasion of 1471, when the Vietnamese completed their conquest of Cham with the sacking of Vijaya, the last Cham capital.
On the top left is a view of a temple framed by an archway in Vijaya, and on the top right is the Iron Pillar of Delhi framed by an archway in India. It is famous for the rust-resistant composition of metals used in its construction. It is said to have been made 1,600 years ago.
On the bottom left is the archway framing the Baiturraman Grand Mosque in Banda Aceh in Indonesia, which was hard hit by the Boxing Day Tsunami on December 26th, 2004, and the bottom right shows the archway framing the Hospicio Cabanas in Guadalajara, Mexico.
More on the Cham in Viet Nam and other places to come.
The other unrecognized minority ethnic group on Hainan are the Dan people, historically known as the “Boat People,” and “Gypsies of the Sea.” They live along the coasts of the southern China.
The Dan people are said to be traced back to 7,000 years ago to the Hemudu period, a culture that flourished in eastern China between 5,500 BC to 3,300 BC. This is a Hemudu site 22-kilometers, or 13-miles, northwest from Ningbo, and is called the birthplace of the Hemudu Culture.
At the same Hemudu site near Ningbo, you find this exhibit promoting the narrative that Humanity was really primitive back in those days, at the same time it was a megalithic culture….
From China’s Hainan Province, the alignment crosses into the Gulf of Tonkin.
While most immediately recognizable for the Gulf of Tonkin incident, an international confrontation that led to the United States engaging more directly in the Viet Nam War…
…you also find the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay, which has approximately 1,600 islands and islets forming a spectacular landscape of limestone pillars…
…said to have been formed over 500 million years with very different geologic circumstances. Over the last 20 million years, these formations were said to have formed with a combination of thick limestone, hot and humid climates, and a slow overgrowth of the tectonic process.
Again, because we haven’t been taught that this could be anything other than natural, and that Humanity was functioning at a primitive level during so-called prehistoric & ancient times, we miss seeing the evidence that all of this could have been intentionally man-made, like this example on Cat Ba Island in Halong Bay of what appear to be huge masonry blocks and a built-in archway.
It’s not supposed to be there, so we don’t see it. We don’t even think it. And it is so old that there is an element of doubt about whether or not it is natural. I see examples of this type of ancient masonry worldwide.
Leaving the Halong Bay on the Gulf of Tonkin, just a quick stop along the alignment in the Thanh Hoa, the capital of Thanh Hoa Province, on the Ma River, 150-kilometers, or 93-miles, south of Hanoi.
I saw a trident feature off the Ma River between the Gulf of Tonkin and Thanh Hoa on the top, that reminded me of a similar trident-shaped feature I saw on the Brownsville Ship Channel that runs from the Gulf of Mexico at Port Isabel, Texas to Brownsville, Texas on the bottom.
Sites around the city of Thanh Hoa include the Ho Dynasty Citadel, the only stone citadel remaining in Southeast Asia, and said to have been a breakthrough in the construction at the time it was built in 1397 of stone citadels in Viet Nam. It was a declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.
Yet the Ho Dynasty’s reign was said to be short, consisting of two emperors. Ho Quy Ly from 1400 to 1401, and his second son Ho Han Thuong from 1401 to 1406.
Here are some other sights around Thanh Loa.
Now that we are here in Viet Nam, I will bring up once again the Cham presence here…and in other places.
The Kingdom of Champa was said to have existed in Viet Nam from 192 AD – 1832 AD.
The Chams of modern Viet Nam and Cambodia are the remnants of the former Kingdom of Champa, and were said to have originated as an ethnic group of Austronesian origin in Southeast Asia and were accomplished seafarers that from 4,000 BC populated Southeast Asia.
Hinduism shaped the art and culture of the Champa Kingdom for centuries. While most Chams in Viet Nam today are Muslim…
…the Balamon Cham, are along with the Hindus of Bali in Indonesia, are the only two surviving indigenous Hindu people in the world outside of India.
I do not believe there was a divide between what are called religious faiths before the hijack of the time-line – I believe spirituality was all connected to the same original information about what Humanity was doing on earth to become re-connected with Higher Self.
Race and religion have been used to manipulate Humanity into dogmatic thinking since the occurrence of the hijack of the original positive time-line of Humanity.
This is a Cham head of Shiva said to have been made in 800 AD from an alloy of gold and silver…
…and a 9th-century statue from a Buddhist monastery in Indrapura, the Champa capital.
The Champa city of My Son is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was a religious center of the Cham, and flourished from the 2nd- to the 15th-centuries. In this first picture, you see a temple in the background, and huge megatlithic stonemasonry in the bottom of the picture…
…as well as a bigger view of the My Son temple complex here, again with the huge megalithic masonry seen in the middle of the photo.
Then there is the Ancient Khmer Empire of Cambodia.
How big of a stretch is it to see the word Khem related to Khmer, Cam, and Cham?
Ancient Khem is a shortened version of Ancient Khemit, the name we are told given to a technologically and spiritually advanced civilization that existed in a Golden Age that predated dynastic Egypt.
But could that civilization of Ancient Khemit existed worldwide? I think so.
This is a comparison of a solar alignment at Karnak Temple in Egypt on the left, and one at Konark Temple in India on the right.
Then there is Howard Crowhurst’s work documenting the geometry and astronomical alignments of Carnac in Brittany France.
Robin Heath has done field-work in Wales…
…to record the astronomical alignments…
…and geometric alignments in the landscape with sacred sites there.
The ancient name for Wales is Cymru.
So back to Southeast Asia, the Khmers of Cambodia were responsible for building the Hindu-Buddhist temple complex at Angkor Wat, the largest in the world.
Angkor Wat is located on an artificial island surrounded by a rectangular moat.
This is what happens at the main Temple of Angkor Wat on the equinoxes, the time of year when the sun crosses the plane of the Earth’s equator, and day and night are of equal length…
…and these are the Face Towers at the Bayon Temple, located within the Angkor complex.
The memory of these people has been erased from our collective memory, and replaced with a lot of mysteries. Who built these things? Why did they build them? How did they build them? These are conundrums that confound the constructs that guide our understanding of history.
The only thing that makes sense to me is that people from one holistic civilization of Master Builders were responsible for all of these amazing accomplishments, and not random civilizations doing their own thing independently.
My last stop for this post is Hanoi, the capital of Viet Nam in the Red River Delta.
Hanoi was founded as Thang Long, the capital of Imperial Viet Nam, in 1010, with the Thang Long Citadel said to have been built around that same time by the Ly Dynasty.
The Nguyen Dynasty, the last imperial dynasty of Viet Nam, moved the capital to the Imperial City of Hue in 1802, in a walled enclosure within the citadel there…
…which has all the hallmarks of…
…a star city…
…like what is found in Lucca, Italy…
…and what used to be in Trujillo, Peru…
…of which this is all there is left of the walled points in Trujillo.
Thang Long was renamed Hanoi in 1831, and conquered by the French in 1873, and from 1883 to 1945 was the capital of French Indochina. We are told the French colonization made a lasting impact on the city’s architecture that is visible today through French-styled avenues, buildings and bridges.
Like the Hanoi Opera House, said to have been built between 1901 and 1911…
…the Hang Dau Water Tower, said to have been built in 1894…
…the Long Bien Bridge…
…a bridge used by the railroad, mopeds, bicycles, and pedestrians today.
This picture was said to have been taken after the completion of the construction of the Long Bien Bridge by a French architectural firm…
…between 1899 and 1902.
It is far easier to put a plaque on something than to build a massive engineering structure like this, with both steel and masonry.
We are told the plans were laid for a city-wide tramway system in Hanoi in 1894, but by 1899, advances in technology in those five-years made it possible to construct the entire system as state-of-the-art electric system instead of the steam-power which was originally planned…
…with construction of the first lines starting in 1900, and the first two lines being opened in 1901.
All four lines that were built over the years gradually either deteriorated or fell victim to modernization, we are told. This next photo was taken of traffic patterns in Hanoi in our day and age.
One more thing before I leave Viet Nam for Laos.
Hanoi was the site of the world’s fair in 1902 and 1903.
The year 1902 was the year Hanoi replaced Saigon as the capital of French Indochina…and the year of the opening of the Long Bien Bridge.
The Grand Palais was said to have been built specifically for the Hanoi Exposition in 1902.
The Grand Palais of the Hanoi Exposition was completely destroyed by airstrikes at the end of World War II because when the Japanese took over Viet Nam in 1940, at which time they based their military and supply in the palace.
In the next post, I will be tracking this alignment through the Luang Namtha Province of Northern Laos.