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Stunning volcanoes in Dak Nong Global Geopark

Millions of years of special tectonics of the earth’s crust has created five volcanoes in Dak Nong Global Geopark .

According to geologists, the five volcanoes have a pristine beauty and unique structures. At present, there are 5 volcanoes in Dak Nong Geopark, including Nam Dong, Bang Mo (Cu Jut district), Nam Blang, Nam Kar (Krong No district) and Nam Gle (Dak Mil district).

Nam Blang volcano (Chu R'luh volcano)

Located in Krong No district, the Nam Blang volcano, previously known as Chu R'luh volcano. The volcano with a distinctive conical frustum shape is spectacular and visitors can see far and from different directions.

Nam Blang is the only volcano in Dak Nong Global Geopark  which creates a spectacular 50 lava cave system of the greatest scale and uniqueness in Southeast Asia, containing many interesting things that need to be further researched and decoded.

A large number of prehistoric artifacts found inside some caves have attracted numerous paleontologists from around the world as well as highlighting the scientific and educational values of this unique geological site. 


Chu Bluk is a typical volcano of central eruption dating had
200.00 - 600 000 years ago. P
hoto: Cong Dat/VNP

C9-Chu Bluk  is the longest volcanic cave in Southeast Asia which was found in 2014 by Vietnamese and Japanese scientists. Photo: Cong Dat/VNP

The wall with cave red color in the Nam Dong volcano.
Photo: Cong Dat/VNP

The crater of Chu Bluk . Photo: Cong Dat/VNP

The cliffs inside Chu B'Luk volcanic cave. Photo: Cong Dat / VNP

Discovering Chu B'Luk volcanic cave. Photo: Cong Dat / VNP 

Nam Gle volcano (Thuan An volcano)

Located in Dak Mil district, Nam Gle crater is a young volcano in the Central Highlands. Its shape is different from the other volcanoes in the area of Dak Nong Geopark.

From above, Nam Gle volcano looks like two pieces of mussel shells nested together. It is one of beautiful ones which was created from an explosive fissure eruption.

Near the foot of Nam Gle vocalno is a large and beautiful natural lake that might have been formed during the active time of the volcano.

Nam Gle volcano has a crater with an oval shape. Photo: Cong Dat/VNP

Lava rocks in the areas around Nam Gle volcano. Photo: Cong Dat/VNP

Nam Dong volcano

Located in Cu Jut district, Nam Dong is the Dak Nong Global Geopark's third largest volcano with breathtaking and well-preserved views.

This crater has a funnel shape with a relatively indistinguishable height from its surrounding landscape. Nam Dong is considered a caldera since its morphology cannot be clearly distinguished from a distance (within a 1 to 2 km radius).


The local’s crop in the areas around the crater of Nam Dong. Photo: Cong Dat/VNP

Nam Dong volcano is the Dak Nong UGGp's third-largest volcano which

has been fairly well preserved with breathtaking views. Photo: Cong Dat/VNP 

Nam Kar volcano cluster

Located in Krong No district, Nam Kar is considered the most stunning crater in Dak Nong UNESCO Global Geopark.

Along with the main crater, there are 2 other sub-craters characterized by the erupting-from-central-vent type. Tree mold found here also provides scientific evidence of the mechanism and environment of the volcanic cone formed by this volcano.  

This volcano is quite small but together with its "satellite" - the sub-crater and cinder cone nearby – creates the unique formation, structure and episodic nature to form the most magnificent scenery of Dak Nong UNESCO Global Geopark.


Nam Kar is a typical volcano of central eruption dating. Photo: Cong Dat/VNP 

The field in the areas around Nam Kar. Photo: Cong Dat/VNP 

Harvesting rice in the fields near the craters.
Photo: Cong Dat/VNP

  •  By Cong Dat - Nguyen Tuoi



By Cong Dat - Translated by Nguyen Tuoi

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