03/11/2015 09:45 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Dong Van stone plateau turned into national, int’l destination

Ha Giang, November 2 (VNA) – Building and developing Dong Van stone plateau into a national and international tourism destination lied at the heart of a workshop held in northern Ha Giang province on November 2.

Spreading over the four mountainous districts of Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Meo Vac and Dong Van in the north of Ha Giang, the plateau is blessed with beautiful nature and cultural diversity from ethnic minority groups.

The plateau was recognised as a member of the Global Network of National Geoparks in 2010, becoming Vietnam ’s first geological park and the second in Southeast Asia .

It is 80 percent limestone and contains the fossils of thousands of prehistoric species from 400-600 million years ago.

Secretary of the provincial People’s Committee Trieu Tai Vinh said authorities are mobilising all resources to implement a master plan developing the plateau geo-park in 2012-2020 and with a vision towards 2030.

Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Dinh Toan suggested Ha Giang effectively coordinate with ministries and departments to build a complete and appropriate strategy to improve the living standards of ethnic minority people and preserve the natural, cultural heritage values of the park./
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