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Unspoiled nature in Dong Van Karst Plateau

By Anh Khoi

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The northernmost upland province of Ha Giang is well known for the Dong Van Karst Plateau.

According to UNESCO, which designated the plateau as a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2015, around 60% of the plateau’s surface is limestone. High mountains and deep canyons are what captivate all those who visit the mountainous district of Dong Van. Mieu Vac Mount is the highest peak, at 1,971 meters above sea level, in Meo Vac Municipality while Tu San is known as Southeast Asia’s deepest canyon (700-800 meters deep). Following are the snapshots of unspoiled nature in Dong Van.


The majestic Tu San Canyon and the Nho Que River are seen from a viewing platform on a steep mountainside
Unspoiled nature in Dong Van Karst Plateau
Limestone karst mountains captivate viewers
On the right of the picture is the peak of Tu San Canyon, the deepest in Southeast Asia
A snaking pathway is seen from the Lung Khuy Cave side. Lung Khuy Cave, one of Ha Giang’s most amazing tourist destinations, features stunning limestone formations. To visit the cave, tourists have to negotiate the 1.2-km narrow mountainside pathway.

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