The limestone cliffs, towering mountains and ancient fossils buried amid sedimentary rock attract travelers to the picturesque landscapes of Dong Van Karst Plateau each year. Visitors can navigate the deep valleys and pine forests where indigenous people go about their daily lives. Ethnic villages and working marijuana fields highlight the culture and commerce of the region, and travelers who venture to the top of the French Fortress of pu Lo, will find the best views of Dong Van Karst and a stone forest made of limestone peaks.
In addition to outdoor adventure and incredible landscapes and vistas, travelers can enjoy the flavors of market day each Sunday, when local cuisine is served roadside, including traditional dishes like thang co—a savory soup, or Meo Colza. Visitors will also find handmade souvenirs and traditional items like colorful brocades, handcrafted jewelry and other unique items as markets and stands in villages near the Karst Plateau.
This geopark is located in the northern region of Ha Giang province and consists of four districts: Meo Vac, Dong Van, Quan Ba and Yen Minh. The park experiences two distinct seasons, with heavy rains occurring between May and October and drier weather existing between November and April.