Dong Van Karst Plateau is located on an altitude of 1,000m-1,600m, with an area of nearly 2,356km2, belonging to 4 districts of Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Meo Vac, Dong Van of Ha Giang Province. Dong Van is one of Vietnam special limestone areas. Here known for breathtaking landscapes and well-preserved tribal cultures, is one of a few places in Vietnam where the local authenticity and environment are still untouched by modern services for tourism. So if you want to have the best Sapa tour ever, Dong Van karst plateau is definitely something that you can’t miss.
Is one of the world’s geoparks, the plateau, the only of its kind in Vietnam, contains unique rocky formations from millions of years of geographical transformation. Up to 80% of the karst formations of Dong Van Plateau are limestone formed by environment con-dictions and different development stages of nature. Thanks to weather changes and Dong Van’s geo-diversity, the karst evolution has created “rock gardens” and “rock forests” of diverse forms in the area as rock gardens Sewing Shoulders (Meo Vac) with stone pyramid shaped flowers, buds, flower branch manifold; Lung Pu rock garden (Meo Vac) with the tip of ice, rock, stone tower dragon roll, sitting tiger …
However, these mountains pyramid shaped spikes, successive slopes towering new sun is the most common, giving the rocky plateau of Dong Van is a majestic grandeur. Cave system on Dong Van Plateau is also the product of evolution karst and tourist attractions very interesting.
A wonderful piece of land. Recognized by UNESCO as one of 77 geological parks all over the world. Why not choose a tour Hagiang to discover? You can definitely reach an impressive trip. Please, refer to our Hagiang tour packages by address:
Dong Van Plateau scientists also rated as areas with addresses – the unique karst ecology and diversity. Primeval forest communities here are still relatively intact, with much wood, forest products and the valuable medicinal species such as gritting, red pine, chestnut brown stripes spare, spare top, … Special, on the desert plateau of Dong Van Stone, has more than 40 species of orchids, especially orchids comedy. Dong Van Plateau is also the habitat of wild animals with over 50 species of mammals, birds, reptiles such as chamois, nosed langurs, roe deer, wild boar, civet, squirrels, wild chicken, bird,Babbler bird, nightingale … create natural beauty, born of rock plateau.
Besides the value of geology, geomorphology, landscape … Dong Van Stone Plateau also contains the traditional cultural values of the community 17 ethnic minorities such as the H’mong, Dao, Lo Lo, Tay, Nung … The people of highland Dong Van live mingled with stones: clean stone to build houses, to cropland; carved stone to find fresh water … Stone built a fence around the village, keeping ice water, keep land for terraced fields, forested rocky, ramparts to defend national frontiers.
Can say: rocky plateau presents enormous challenges for a living of local people here but To them, hardship is not really adversity but more of a reasonable part of co-existing in harmony with Mother Nature. Ethnic inhabitants are attached to it as much as they are to their century-old traditions.
Coming to Dong Van, Hagiang is an opportunity to test your courage by high pass abyss, by the arduous journey. But in return, you get spectacular natural standing, witnessing the lives of people who are poor but still full of optimism.