Explore Geopark with three experiencing routes08/06/2019

Situated in the northernmost of Vietnam, icluding all four mountainous districts in the north of Ha Giang are Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Dong Van and Meo Vac on an area of about 2,345km2, Dong Van Rock Plateau is honored to be recognized by UNESCO as Vietnam’s first Global Geopark since 2010.

With over 60% of the area is limestone at an average elevation of over 1,000m above sea level, Dong Van Rock Plateau is famous for deep canyons, steep cliffs, sharp peaks, a wide range of stone, derests with a lot of rocks, craggu paths hidden in the clouds,… – majestic and overwhelming landscapes make us be aware of their small status before the Mother of the Nature. Here, visitors can learn, discover the lively evolution history of the Earth from about 500 million year ago.

Famous for being a “thirsty region”, however, Dong Van Rock Plateau is home to 17 ethnic minorities, such as Mong, Dao, Tay, Nung, Giay, La Chi, Lo Lo, Pu Peo,… with a lot of ethnic cultural tarditions which are rich in identity. This is also a world of biodiversity, with plants and animals, limestone in tropical, subtropicaland temperate climates.

The Management Board of Dong van Karst Plateau UNESCO Global Geopark would like to introduce to visitors three experience routes that have been put into operation.

From Quan Ba to Yen Minh: Journey to the beginning of life

From Ha Giang city across the majestic Bac Sum slope to the Quan Ba heaven gate which is at 1,200m altitude, visitors will begin their experience with a lot of geological heritage spots-long-term historical evidences in this area. The highlight here is a pair of limestone in the shape of a hat – which is also called “Breast of a fa