The Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark includes 4 districts: Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Dong Van, and Meo Vac, with a natural area of over 2,350 km2. The area has an average altitude of 1,400 to 1,600 m above sea level, with the terrain gradually decreasing from North to South. The Dong Van Karst Plateau is a place that holds many typical marks of the Earth’s crust development history, natural phenomena, aesthetic landscapes, and high biodiversity.
One of the highlights of the Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark is the fossil samples of species that have been found dating back 400 to 600 million years. This is also the habitat of 17 ethnic groups, each with its own lifestyle and festival customs, however, they usually concentrate in January. Among them, “Khau Vai Love Market” is the most unique and special festival, in addition, there is the “Gau Tao” festival of the Hmong people, the “Forest God Worship” festival of the Pu Peo people, the “Cap Sac” festival of the Dao people… and other festivals and customs of the ethnic groups.
When visiting the Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark, you cannot miss famous landmarks such as: the Mansion of the Vuong Family – a symbol of the power and wealth of the Hmong King; Lung Cu Flag Tower – marking the northernmost point of the country; Dong Van Old Town – preserving ancient architectures; Ma Pi Leng Pass – one of the most beautiful and dangerous passes in Vietnam; Tu San Abyss – the place with the highest cliffs in Southeast Asia; Moon Rock Field – a unique karst landscape; and many other places.
The Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark is an attractive destination for adventure-loving tourists. This place not only brings you interesting experiences about nature, culture, but also helps you learn more about the history, geology, and biology of this land.