Dong Van Rock Plateau
Dong Van Rock Plateau

Dong Van Karst Plateau - Ha Giang

Dong Van Rock Plateau (or Dong Van Karst Plateau) is the highland in the most extreme north of Vietnam with majority of the terrain at 1,400-1.600m above sea level and with over 80% of the surface covered by just rocks and with high concentration of rocky peaks of over 2,000m above sea level. The rocks of Dong Van are said to contain fossils of 400million-600million years ago. The Rock Plateau of Dong Van was admitted to the member of UNESCO Global Geoparks Network on 3-October-2010.
 
 
Dong Van Rock Plateau - Ha Giang - Vietnam
The mysterious beauty of Dong Van Rock Plateau - Ha Giang - Vietnam
 
The Rock Plateau has the total area of 2,347km2 stretching in Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Dong Van and Meo Vac Districts of Ha Giang Province. The center of the Karst Plateau is Dong Van Town, 150km from the provincial capital town of Ha Giang. The Nho Que River starts its 192km-course from Yun Nan (China) making its flow through the heart of Dong Van Rock Plateau in Dong Van and Meo Vac Districts discharging its water into the Gam River at Bao Lam District of Cao Bang Province. The length of the Nho Que River in Vietnam is 46km; the average altitude is 1,200m above sea level and the average gradient is 18%. Nho Que brings vital source of water for the whole plateau of Dong Van.
 
 
Dong Van Rock Plateau - Ha Giang - Vietnam
The mysterious beauty of Dong Van Rock Plateau - Ha Giang - Vietnam
 
Dong Van Rock Plateau has a temperate climate with average temperatures of 21-23 Degrees Celsius. It may get up to 27-28 Degrees Celsius in July-August and may drop down to below Zero Degree Celsius in January.
 
 
Dong Van Rock Plateau - Ha Giang - Vietnam
A mountain slope at Dong Van
 
There are 17 ethnic minorities who call Dong Van Rock Plateau home which includes: Mong, Tay, Giay, Dao, Nung, Lo Lo, La Chi, Pa Then, Co Lao...These ethnic minorities live on cultivating rice along the basins of the Nho Que River and corn on the rocky mountain slopes. Life may be tough, but most of the local ethnic groups still stick to their century-old traditions. It's easy for a traveller passing by the Rock Plateau to get dumb-founded by watching local people plow in rocks, cultivate crops in rocks, build walls around their home with just rocks...
 
Dong Van Rock Plateau - Ha Giang - Vietnam
A road amid rocks at Dong Van
 
 Paradissa offers a wide range of adventure tours to discover the sublime beauty of Dong Van Rock Plateau by jeep and by motorbike. Our trips may range from 5 days to over 10 days. Accommodations at Dong Van are decently clean, though they are not of luxury. Please don't hesitate to contact our adventure travel experts for more detailed advice.
 
 
Dong Van Rock Plateau - Ha Giang - Vietnam
A road snakes its way through stunning landscapes at Dong Van Plateau
 
 
 
 
Dong Van Rock Plateau - Ha Giang - Vietnam
It's like leading us to a different world, the world of fables
 
 
 
 
Dong Van Rock Plateau - Ha Giang - Vietnam
A vertical mountain slope