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Motphran

Shillong

13.9/5(1 Rating)

Motphran Overview

Ranked 48 of 43 sightseeing in Shillong

Motphran, meaning the ‘Stone of France’, is a monument dedicated to the memory of the 26th Khasi Labour Corps, who had fought for the British in France during WWI. There is an inscription in Latin by Horace, the famous poet, which reads ‘Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori’. The phrase can be translated to mean ‘It is sweet to die for one’s country’. 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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    Abhijit Gupta

    Abhijit Gupta3.9/5

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    Known as Stone Of France

    Motphran is also known as "Stone Of France". It was created for the soldiers who died in World War I under British regiment. The thing is dedicated to them. A good place to visit.