Dak Nong Province promotes the values of the World Geopark for tourism growth
– Dak Nong Geopark established in December 2015 stretches over an space of 4,760 sq. kilometers, together with districts of Krong No, Cu Jut, Dak Mil, Dak Tune, Dak G’lengthy and Gia Nghia Metropolis belonging to Dak Nong Province within the Central Highlands of Viet Nam. With typical values of geology, geomorphology, archeology, tradition and biodiversity, Dak Nong Geopark was acknowledged by UNESCO as a World Geopark in July 2020, which guarantees to develop into a spotlight to draw domestical and worldwide guests coming to the Central Highlands Area and in addition Dak Nong Province.
Overview of Dak Nong Geopark. Photograph: Web
Dak Nong Geopark is a fancy of pure terrain together with volcanic cave methods, tropical forests, mountains, rivers, lakes, valleys, and delta, which have each geological and historic meanings. The geopark has about 65 geological and geomorphologic heritage websites, with practically 50 caves with a complete size of greater than 10,000m, 5 craters, many lovely lakes and waterfalls… Furthermore, there are plentiful various natural world, many uncommon minerals fashioned after tectonic actions from hundreds of thousands to lots of of 1000’s of years in the past and traces of prehistoric people.
The historical past of this land goes again 140 million years in the past, when it was a part of an unlimited ocean with traces discovered equivalent to sedimentary rocks, ammonoidea fossils and different fossils. Tectonic motion of the Earth’s crust had precipitated this space to be raised and volcanic look. It was volcanic eruptions that coated half of the world with layers of basaltic lava.
When spending a go to to this geopark, vacationers have an opportunity to find majestic pure landscapes within the Central Highlands, expertise the fascinating actions and immerse themselves within the mesmerizing sounds of nature and people there.
Geomorphological and geological values
Dray Sap Waterfall. Photograph: web
Essentially the most particular function in Dak Nong Geopark is the basalt cave system situated in Dray Sap-Chu R’Luh space and found in 2007. This volcanic cave system has been acknowledged by Japan Caving Affiliation with the file of Southeast Asia for its dimension, size and uniqueness. The caves nonetheless preserve many secrets and techniques concerning the formation mechanism, mineral combos, biodiversity and archaeological websites, and many others.
Within the Geopark, there are geological heritage properties such because the fossils of ammonoidea, scallops, and items of shell… to show that this era was nonetheless part of the huge ocean.
As well as, there are 5 distinctive and attribute craters together with Nam Blang, Nam Kar, Bang Mo, Nam Dong, Nam Gle (or Thuan An), poetic pure lakes equivalent to Ea Sno Lake, West Lake established from tectonic sinks, and system of lovely and majestic waterfalls like Gia Lengthy, Trinh Nu, Dray Sap, and many others.
As well as, Dak Nong Geopark additionally preserves diversified and plentiful mines and ore websites of bauxite, antimony, sandstone, puzolan, treasured stones and particularly large-sized opal-chalcedony semi-precious stones.
The archaeological discoveries of prehistoric human dwelling within the volcanic cave space of Geopark have attracted the eye of many home and overseas researchers and guests.
Preliminary analysis outcomes, together with the gathering of extremely dense archaeological relics confirmed that was cultural traces of human within the Late Neolithic and Early Metallic Age (6,000-3,000 years in the past). The archaeological relics embody stone, uncooked stone and disc-shaped stone instruments, quick ax, flake software, slab, grinding piece, and many others.
About ceramics, there are numerous forms of objects, with totally different thicknesses, made out of sandy clay. Patterns on the items of pottery are fairly sharp and various. Apart from, there are animal bones, and in addition prehistoric human bones.
Nam Nung Nature Reserve, Ta Dung Nationwide Park, special-use forest of Dray Sap and a southern a part of Yok Don Nationwide Park (Ea Po Commune, Cu Jut District) are locations saving traits values of biodiversity within the space of Dak Nong Geopark.
Ta Dung Lake. Photograph: web
The natural world system within the Geopark could be very wealthy with many uncommon varieties and species listed within the Purple E-book of Viet Nam and the world, by which animals equivalent to elephants, tigers, bisons and lots of primates (white-cheeked langurs, black-shanked doucs, reptiles, Hong Hoang (Buceros bicornis) birds, polyplectron germaini birds)…; and vegetation embody trigonobalanus verticillata oak, Cephalotaxus mannii (Dinh Tung), Hopea odorata (Sao), Dalbergia cochinchinensis (Trac), Pterocarpus macrocarpus (Giang Huong), Xylia xylocarpa (Cam xe) … It is a nice potential for Geopark to develop fashions of ecotourism, exploration and analysis on biodiversity to draw scientists in addition to home and overseas vacationers.
Historic and Cultural values
Dak Nong was initially inhabited by three indigenous peoples, the M’Nong, Ma and Ede. Following an inflow of immigrants within the late Seventies, it has develop into the house of over 40 ethnic teams with wealthy cultural variety. This land preserves the tangible and intangible cultural values equivalent to Central Highlands Gong Tradition Area, The Epic of Ot N’drong. Coming there, guests have alternative to get pleasure from native gongs performances, curiosity conventional musical devices, go to sound exhibition, and study brocade weaving and conventional knitting.
Apart from, Dak Nong Geopark owns a particular national-level relic of Ho Chi Minh Path and 5 different national-level relic websites equivalent to Dak Mil Jail, B4 Resistance Base – Interprovincial IV, N’Trang Gưh historic and memorial web site, Victory Web site of Hill 722-Dak Sak, Location for contacting and clearing Ho Chi Minh street from the South Central Highlands to the Southeast. The above values additionally make Dak Nong World Geopark being a spot price exploring.
Protect and promote the worth of heritages for tourism growth
Dak Nong Geopark is a fancy mannequin serving to guests study concerning the formation of the earth via the type of geological tourism. This mannequin promotes the schooling and consciousness enhance for folks and guests to reside in concord with nature, to respect the pure values and sources.
C7 cave is greater than 1 km lengthy, the diameter of the cave entrance is about 20 m, surrounded by a steep cliff. Photograph: Takeshi Murase
At current, there are 5 volcanoes in Dak Nong Geopark, together with Nam Dong, Bang Mo (Cu Jut District), Nam Blang, Nam Kar (Krong No District) and Nam Gle (Dak Mil District). Among the many caves, the spotlight is C7 cave with a size of 1,067m, recognized because the longest lava collapse Southeast Asia. Subsequent are C6.1 cave longer than 968 meters and C3 cave (also referred to as Bat cave) with 594 meters lengthy.
Coming to Dak Nong Geopark, guests will admire the distinctive and pristine basal volcanic cave system which has set the longest file in Southeast Asia (ranging from Krong No District); ponder the pristine and majestic landscapes equivalent to Bang Mo volcano (Cu Jut District), Nam Gle R’luh volcano (Dak Mil District); discover Ta Dung Nationwide Park with scenic Ta Dung Lake, which is named Ha Long Bay on the plateau, be part of the journeys to the villages of Ede, M’Nong teams with many distinctive indigenous cultural options.
As soon as acknowledged as a World Geopark, Dak Nong Province has developed a propaganda plan for folks to know the dear values, preserve and develop collectively. The province’s perspective is to construct a mannequin of community-based tourism. Folks will play the vital position for preserving the values. That’s the property of the folks themselves. Native tourism should be developed from that basement.
On the premise of geopark, Dak Nong Province has deliberate and invested 44 enticing locations for tourism growth. The locations are constructed in line with 3 fundamental themes: “The anthem of fireside and water”; “Symphony of latest wind” and “Resonance from the Earth” to greatest mobilize the mixed values of tourism merchandise with the geological and cultural heritage values.
Dak Nong Province is asking organizations and companies to take part in tourism and repair growth to good tourism merchandise within the space of Dak Nong Geopark in direction of sustainability.