Dong Van karst plateau


On 3 October 2010, the Dong Van Stone Plateau in Ha Giang Province - a remote, mountainous province in the northernmost tip of Vietnam - was officially recognized as a member of UNESCO-supported Global Geoparks Network (GNN). This is the first geopark in Vietnam and the second in South East Asia which has been recognized as a global geopark.

The park has the total area of 2350 kilometers, covering four districts in the Province, including Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Dong Van and Meo Vac, located on the average height of 1400-1600 meters. Scientists have discovered 45 geomorphologic heritages, 33 tectonic heritages and a lot of fossils on sedimentary rock layers.

Dong Van Karst plateau not only is sculpture product, a historical rocky page of the nature present to human people but also contain a lot of potential values such as, Geoheritages, biological diversity, tourism, fossils… Especially, the cultural of community 17 ethnic groups on Dong Van Karst plateau Geopark, traditional beauty need preserving and promoting.

Dong Van Karst Plateau is unique combination between Geoheritages and cultural heritages which has created great potential for tourism and attracted many visitors inside and outside country.