Dak Nong Geopark The direction of sustainable tourism development of Dak Nong province06/08/2019

Dak Nong Geopark is localted in Dak Nong province, in the southwest of the Central Highlands, at the end of Truong Son range with border stretching of 5 districts and 1 town including Krong No, Cu Jut, Dak Mil, Dak Song, Dak G’Long distrists and Gia Nghia town.

As part of the poetic and majestic M’Nong plateau, Dak Nong Geopark is a convergence of typical values of geoplogical, archaeological, cultural and biodiversity characteristics of the area.

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Volcano Nam Kar – Photo: Le Thanh Dat

Geologi and geomorphology values

The most special feature in the area of Dak Nong Geopark is the cave system in basalt rock which is distributed in the area of D’ray Wax – Chu R’Luh that was discovered in 2007. This volcanic cave system has been esrablished by the Japan Volcanic Cave Association in Southeast Asia for all scale, length and uniqueness. In the caves, there are also a lot of secrets about the mechanism of creation, mineral complexes, biodiversity and archaeological sites,…

In the Geopark area, there are also ancient geological heritage such as fossilized Chrysanthemun fossils, trees in basalt rock; there are high mountain ranges with topographical features, romantic natural lakes such as Ea Sno lake, Truc lake, Tay lake,… uinque and typical craters such as Nam Blang, Nam Kar, Bang Mo, … and the system of beautiful and majestic waterfalls such as Gia Long waterfall, Bang Rup waterfall, D’ray Wax waterfall,…

Moreover, Dak Nong Geopark is diversified and rich in mines and ore deposits of bauxie, antimony, nineral sand, puzzolite, precious stones and especially opal – chalcedon semi-precious stone in large size