Dong Van stone highlands, Ha Giang

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Dong Van stone highlands, Ha Giang

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If you have ever come to Ha Giang only one time, you must hear the name “Dong Van stone highland” which is located in Dong Van district, a high-border region of Ha Giang. Dong Van has the extreme point of North Vietnam in Lung Cu. It is said that if not on Lung Cu, it has not yet considered to be in Dong Van, Lung Cu is reckon as the “rooftops of Viet Nam” where one turn their face down to touch earth and turn up to touch heaven”.
         Lying 1,000 m above the sea surface, Dong Van highland is composed terrain mainly of mountain rocks. Although, this district is only 146 km from Ha Giang town but transportation is very difficult and the weather is extremely hard. In winter temperatures sometimes drop to 1oC and in summer hottest time is just around 24oC, it is foggy throughout the year
         The Dong Van Stone Highlands, an area of immense geological wonders up in Ha Giang Province, has been officially recognised by the  an organization UNESCO-supported Global Geoparks Network (GGN) – dedicated to promote and preserve geoparks around the world. A geopark is no playground. It’s a protected area with geological heritage sites of particular importance, rarity or aesthetic appeal. And if you’ve ever seen photos of Dong Van or visited the area, you must recognized it’s right.

Dong Van is not famous for its delicious fruit: peach, plum, pear, apples.. but also for its scenery such as mountains, caves, the forests colorful flowers… This place is created for artists a source of inspiration to make works of art, photographers who can’t find the second one in the world of nature: forests, mountains, fields stairs … All help make the unique photos. Besides, Dong Van  also has fossils of nearly 1,000 species, including ancient fish which have been found. Nearly 20 different ethnic minority groups dot the highlands, making it a complex, colourful and fascinating place.

          Dong Van is the first official Geopark in Vietnam and the second in all of South-East Asia to be named a GGN member. Reaching Dong Van is an opportunity to test your courage with heavenly high passes and deep abyss, sometimes one has to walk. But in exchange, you are immersed with the majestic nature, living alongside people still poor but full of joy and happiness in life. During the first days of this year, amount of domestic as well as foreign tourists came to Dong Van increased incredibly. Dong Van is also a place where welcomes you any time of the year. Please apply Vietnam visa and join the beauty here.

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