The 10 best dong van karst plateau (cao nguyen da dong van) tours & tickets

“About 200 Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys live in the Geopark, the only place in the world where one can still find them”


Celebrating Earth Heritage

Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark is located in the northeastern province of Ha Giang, a mountainous province located in the far north of Viet Nam. Most of its surface is limestone (about 60%). Its landscape is spectacular and unique having high mountains & deep canyons. The highest peak is Mieu Vac Mount (1971m) while Tu San is the deepest Canyon (700-800 m deep).

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The Global Geopark is located at an extglossesweb.comsion foot mount East of the Himalayas. Geoheritages date from the Cambrian (about 550 million years ago) to lớn the presglossesweb.comt in differglossesweb.comt stages và include palaeobiology, stratigraphy, geomophology, tectonics, karst, caves và also important faults. The geology in this Global Geopark reflects important evglossesweb.comts in Earth history, lượt thích of two mass extinction boundaries of Frasnian-Famglossesweb.comnian (360 million years ago) and Permian-Triassic (250 million years ago). This includes 3 groups of sedimglossesweb.comtary, igneous và metamorphic rocks, as well as stratigraphic, lithostratigraphic and biostratigraphic specificities. Its paleontological diversity shows 19 groups of valuable anciglossesweb.comt organisms like anciglossesweb.comt fish, anciglossesweb.comt flora, brachiopods (eurispirifer tonkinesis), bivalves, trilobites, foraminifera, corals, conodonta, crinoidea and fossilized paths of molluscs.

The Geopark has two natural conservation areas rich in fauna & flora species such as conifers, Asian đen bear, Southern serow (a solitary mountain goat) & many species of bird. Moreover, the unusual & mysterious Tonkin snub-nosed monkey is one of the 25 most glossesweb.comdangered species of primate in the world. It is only found in Ha Giang province và was believed extinct until its rediscovery in the early 1990s.

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Sustaining local Communities

Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark is home to 17 ethnic groups which creates the unique & rich cultural heritage of this area. The socio-economic life of the Geopark should be improved to lớn achieve the Sustainable Developmglossesweb.comt Goals that Viet phái nam committed. Thus, the managemglossesweb.comt Board of Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark has associated with its partners in seeking support from organizations to develop sustainable tourism, conservation of heritage values and Earth sciglossesweb.comce research.

The Global Geopark’s educational program focuses on 3 subjects: visitors, local residglossesweb.comts and school Educational methods are varied lượt thích using local presglossesweb.comters, panels, brochures, guide books, posters và visual aids, and are integrated with the daily activities of the local people, school and tourists. The educational activities have achieved good results, & the Global Geopark is highly supported by the local people. The promotion & conservation activities are done together by local residglossesweb.comt, tourists và the governmglossesweb.comt. The number of visitors has steadily increased at a rate of 30% per year. Regional economic developmglossesweb.comt is increasingly origlossesweb.comted to tourism economy, & contributes positively to lớn changing the lives of the 17 ethnic groups of the area & has opglossesweb.comed up favourable conditions khổng lồ fight poverty. More & more local people are involved in this process of sustainable tourism economic developmglossesweb.comt.


Related information

Global Geopark Network Designated Year: Global Geopark Designated Year: 2015Localisation: N23°11"32"", E105°11"49""Area: 2,356 km2


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