Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark
Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark includes administrative border line of Ha Giang 4 high-land districts of Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Meo Vac, Dong Van with total area of over 2,356 km and average height of 1400m from sea level.
Dong Van Karst Plateau remains many special, typical geological values, records geological development history over millions of year. Until now, 139 geological relics are found in Dong Van, are found in Dong Van, of which 15 International relics, 68 National relics and 56 provincial relics. Indifferent aged limestone sediment, many fossils are found by paleontologist belongs to 19 different group: roll hand, bottom wall coral, 4 ray coral layer hole, trilobite, ancient fish, orifice worm, hat shield, hat teeth, axe leg, abdomen, leg, head leg, moss animal, sea lily, hard shield, ancient crustacean, aquatic plant, ancient seaweed and chitinozoa. These fossils help scientists to complete development diagram of Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark.
Besides mighty natural landscape, this is also the place of special cultural values of 17ethnic groups. Each of them has their own special cultural features expressed by their traditional festivals such as Dao people’s Ranking festival; Mong people’s Gau Tao festival, ... On October 3, 2010, Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark was confirmed as an official member of Global Geopark Network by Global Geopark Network Consulting Committee. Therefore, Dong Van Karst Plateau is the first Geopark of Vietnam and the second of South East Asia.
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