The beauty of Dak Nong Global Geopark

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization has recently recognized the Dak Nong Geopark of Vietnam as a global geopark.

Bang Mo Volcano, a dormant volcano in Ea T’Ling Town in Cu Jut District in Dak Nong Province. (Photo: SGGP)

Bang Mo Volcano, a dormant volcano in Ea T’Ling Town in Cu Jut District in Dak Nong Province. (Photo: SGGP)

The Dak Nong Geopark has an area of more than 4,700 square kilometers, accounting for more than two-fifths of the natural area of Dak Nong Province, spreading over six out of eight districts and towns of the province.

The geopark has 65 geological and geomorphological heritage sites, including a system of nearly 50 caves with a total length of over 10,000 meters, craters, and waterfalls.

It also has a tropical forest ecosystem that preserves many specific values of biodiversity and with unique cultural, geological, natural features, and especially traces of activities of prehistoric humans.

This is the third global geopark in Vietnam, besides Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark in Ha Giang Province and Non Nuoc Cao Bang Global Geopark in Cao Bang Province.
The beauty of Dak Nong Global Geopark ảnh 1 Dray Sap Waterfall in Krong No District is one of the lava pits formed during geologic hazards. (Photo: SGGP)
The beauty of Dak Nong Global Geopark ảnh 2 Lieng Nung Waterfall is one of the tourist attractions in Gia Nghia Town in Dak Nong Province. (Photo: SGGP)
The beauty of Dak Nong Global Geopark ảnh 3 Bridge 14 connects Dak Nong and Dak Lak provinces. (Photo: SGGP)
The beauty of Dak Nong Global Geopark ảnh 4 The C3 cave with a diameter of 12 meters and a length of nearly 60 meters is one of the most beautiful and safe caves in the volcanic cave cluster. (Photo: SGGP)
The beauty of Dak Nong Global Geopark ảnh 5 The geological layers create the astonishing beauty of nature. (Photo: SGGP)
The beauty of Dak Nong Global Geopark ảnh 6 Inside the volcanic cave, there are many layers of lava rocks dating back millions of years. (Photo: SGGP)

By Dong Nguyen – Translated by Bao Nghi

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