Dak Nong Geopark
The UNESCO Dak Nong Geopark is home to cascading waterfalls and vibrant settlements of various ethnic groups. Features of early geological history have been discovered in many caves here.
Destination Dak Nong Geopark
- Picturesque landscape
- Impressive waterfalls
Discover the fascinating Dak Nong Geopark
Dak Nong Geopark, a UNESCO Global Geopark in Vietnam, covers an area of 4,760 km2 and includes five districts and one town: Krong No, Cu Jut, Dak Mil, Dak Song, Dak G'long and Gia Nghia. This unique place offers a fascinating history and diverse culture. The geological past, which began 140 million years ago with an ocean, is visible here. The limestone formations, ammonites and various fossils bear witness to this marine era. Later, around 10,000 years ago, active volcanoes formed the basalt that covers half of the area. This area is also home to the largest volcanic cave system in Southeast Asia, which was inhabited by prehistoric humans thousands of years ago.
The Dak Nong Geopark is not only geologically rich, but also culturally diverse. Originally inhabited by three indigenous peoples (M'Nong, Ede and Ma), it has attracted many people from other provinces since the late 1970s and has become home to more than 40 ethnic groups in Vietnam. This geopark is an important part of the "Central Highland Gong Cultural Area", which has been recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage.
Dak Nong is also known for its rich ethnic identity. Originally inhabited by three indigenous peoples (M'Nong, Ede and Ma), it absorbed many people from other provinces in the late 1970s to become home to more than 40 ethnic groups of Vietnam.
Dak Nong as part of the "Central Highlands Gong Culture Space" has also been recognized by UNESCO as a Universal Cultural Heritage Site.
Sightseeing in Dak Nong
Ta Dung National Park
In the remote Ta Dung National Park, located between the Dak Nong and Di Linh plateau, there is an impressive lake with 36 islands and a highest peak of 1982 meters. This isolated lake is a breathtaking feast for the eyes, especially on sunny days. The national park, nestled in the Dak Nia commune, is home to the imposing Lieng Nung waterfall, which cascades majestically in lush greenery. With dense forests and impressive scenery, the park captivates adventurers and nature lovers alike. Experience the unforgettable magic of Vietnamese nature in this fascinating environment.
Thác Liêng Nung Waterfall
Lieng Nung Waterfall is located in Dak Nia commune, Gia Nghia town, Dak Nong, about 10 km from the center. Lieng Nung Waterfall is picturesquely located in Dak Nia commune and offers an impressive natural backdrop. The clear water plunges into the depths amidst lush green landscapes and forms refreshing pools. The waterfall is surrounded by dense forest, giving it a pristine atmosphere. Lieng Nung Waterfall is an idyllic destination for nature lovers and adventurers who want to experience the beauty of the Vietnamese countryside.
Nam Nung nature reserve
With its pristine, tranquil and poetic landscape, this place is an ideal destination for visitors who want to immerse themselves in nature again. At the top of Mount Nam Nung - the highest mountain with an altitude of 1,500 meters - you can marvel at the imposing M'nong Plateau.
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