Located 1,000 meters to 1,600m above sea level, Dong Van Stone Plateau is formed by narrow valleys alternating with rocky mountain ranges in the north of Vietnam.
|The plateau was recognized by UNESCO as one of the 77 geological parks in the world and second in Southeast Asia after the Langkawi Geological Park in Malaysia on October 2010. Dong Van was Vietnam’s first geological park.
Over 80% of the surface is covered by limestone and with a high concentration of rocky peaks of over 2,000m above sea level. The rock of Dong Van is said to contain fossils from 400million-600million years ago.
The park spreads over the districts of Meo Vac, Dong Van, Yen Minh and Quan Ba, on a total area of 2,300 square kilometers. The center of the Rock Plateau is Dong Van Town, 150 kilometers from the center of Ha Giang Province.
From Noi Bai International Airport, tourists will go on National Road No.2 to the north for 320 kilometers to meet the very peaceful Ha Giang Town by Mien River.
The plateau is where tourists can experience a thrilling feeling as well as admire the stunning landscapes.
Here are some snapshots taken by The Saigon Times Daily’s journalist Kinh Luan.