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On October 28, the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang hosted a ceremony at Thanh Nien Square in Dong Van district to celebrate UNESCO’s recognition of the Dong Van karst plateau as a global geopark for the third time. (Photo:
The picturesque landscapes and geological formations, along with the scenic mountain roads, the radiant sunlight gracing the mountain peaks, the enchanting terraced fields, and the ethnic minorities’ cultural heritage, all combine to make the Dong Van stone plateau a captivating and immensely appealing destination for tourists. (Photo:
The plateau, situated at an altitude of 1,100-1,600 meters above sea level, spans across four districts of Ha Giang province: Meo Vac, Dong Van, Yen Minh, and Quan Ba. The photo showcases the heart of Pho Bang town, one of the two towns in Dong Van district. (Photo:
What was once a challenging and relatively unknown rocky region, the plateau has now transformed into a captivating destination that attracts both Vietnamese and foreign tourists. (Photo:
The Vuong Family Palace covers an area of 3,000 square meters in the Sa Phin valley of Dong Van district. Resembling a fortress on the rocky plateau, the palace’s construction began in 1898 and was completed in 1907. The history of the palace is tied to the lives and achievements of Vuong Chinh Duc, who proclaimed himself as king of the Meo ethnic minority (formerly known as the H’mong ethnic minority), and his son Vuong Chi Sinh. (Photo:
The Tu San alley, known as the deepest canyon in Southeast Asia, boasts a cliff height of up to 800 meters, a length of 1.7 km, and a depth of nearly 1 kilometer. Situated at the base of Ma Pi Leng Pass in Meo Vac district, this spot is accompanied by the Nho Que river. (Photo:
The Buckwheat Flower Festival was originally initiated by Ha Giang province in 2015 and has since evolved into an annual event. This year’s festival sees an increasing number of areas dedicated to planting buckwheat flowers, providing tourists with opportunities to capture memorable moments through photography. (Photo:
After 14 years of construction and development, the Dong Van karst plateau UNESCO Global Geopark has successfully retained its title, contributing significantly to the growth of Ha Giang province. (Photo:
A visit to the Dong Van stone plateau offers a breathtaking experience in any season. However, it’s especially enchanting during late February and early March, when vibrant crimson peach blossoms, plum blossoms, and pure white pear blossoms adorn the landscape. (Photo: VOV)
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The mountains and forests, the beauty of the natural landscape, and the hospitality of the people living in the Highlands serve as an invitation to tourists from both near and far. Ha Giang beckons visitors to come and immerse themselves in its wild and majestic beauty. (Photo: VOV)

Dong Van stone plateau’s magnificent beauty lures travelers

(VOVWORLD) - The Dong Van stone plateau has recently received its third recognition as a member of the UNESCO Global Geopark network, reinstated by the UNESCO Global Geopark Network Council.