Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark
Dong Van Karst Plateau UNESCO Global Geopark is located in the northeastern province of Ha Giang. Its landscape is spectacular and unique with high mountains and deep canyons.
Covering a total area of 2,356 km2, the Dong Van Karst Plateau Geo-Park is 80 percent limestone and contains the fossils of thousands of species of prehistoric creatures from 400-600 million years ago
Dong Van plateau was recognised as a member of the Global Network of National Geoparks in 2010, becoming Vietnam’s first geological park and the second in Southeast Asia
It is also home to over 250,000 people from 17 different ethnic groups, who boast unique cultures that have been fostered over the centuries
UNESCO re-recognised the Dong Van Karst Plateau Geo-Park as a member of the Global Network of National Geoparks for the 2015-2018 period
The site is expected to welcome 1.1 million visitors, including more than 380 foreigners, by 2030
Foreign tourists on Ma Pi Leng pass, Dong Van Karst Plateau