16/04/2018 21:31 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Mong Rong Rock Area, a wonder of nature in Quang Ninh

Located in Co To, Quang Ninh province, Mong Rong (Dragon Claw) Rock Area is a favourite destination for visitors to the island.

The rocky area, also called Cau Mi, covers more than 40 hectares, stretching two kilometres northeast to southwest of the island. It has large rocks and mountains reaching out to the sea which look like dragon claws, and thus is called Mong Rong.


There are many unique things about the geological tectonics of the rocky area.


Geological research shows that the rock structure of Co To Island is older than that of many other ancient rocky areas. 


The shapes and colours of the rocks are beautiful and unique.


Layers of rock cliffs with diverse shapes create sheer or tilted rock pillars of different heights.


From above, the layers of rocks look like colourful waves.


Close look of different colourful layers of rocks at Mong Rong.


Visitors enjoy the beauty of sedimentary rocks at Mong Rong Rock Area. 


The amazing beauty of rocks mingled with water.


In the afternoon, the shining rocks match perfectly with the waves, creating a picturesque scene. 


Mong Rong Rock Area is a must-see destination on Co To Island.


Mong Rong is an ideal venue for taking photos. 


The view in the area is fantastic in the morning.


Mong Rong is a system of sedimentary rocks that have been eroded by sea water for tens of thousands of years.
 
We arrived at noon on a sunny day when the temperature reached around 40oC. We had a chance to see the amazing beauty of rocks mingled with water. Layers of rock cliffs with diverse shapes created sheer or tilted rock pillars of different heights that sparkled colourfully in the sunshine.

Unlike rocks formed in caves, geological research shows that Mong Rong is a system of sedimentary rocks that have been eroded by sea water for tens of thousands of years, creating a picturesque scene on Co To island. The views in the area are particularly fantastic at sunrise when the shining rocks match perfectly with the waves.

Visiting Mong Rong Rock Area, tourists have a chance to discover the wild beauty of nature which can be found nowhere else. Climbing on rock mounds in Mong Rong, one can sea the clear blue water while hearing the whispers of waves splashing against layers of sedimentary rocks. On sunny days, the place is ideal for taking photos.

While climbing to the peak of the mountain, we saw a stunning view of clear blue sea, white smooth sand and shining rock cliffs. The harmony of the sea and mountains in Mong Rong truly makes it a worthwhile place to visit on Co To island
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Story: Ngan Ha Photos: Cong Dat