Krong No volcanic cave system nominated as global geological park

NDO – The Krong No volcanic cave system, in the Central Highland province of Dak Nong, has been nominated by the Global Geoparks Network as a global geological park.


The nomination for the longest volcanic cave in the Southeast Asia has been submitted to the UNESCO. The result will be announced in April, 2020.

The Dak Nong Geological Park, which has an area of around 2,000 square kilometres, is located in six districts and towns: Krong No, Cu Jut, Dak Mil, Dak Song, Dak Glong and Gia Nghia. The Krong No volcanic cave system, which was found in 2007, is the highlight of the park.

The Krong No volcanic cave system hides many secrets on its formation, including mineral complexes, biodiversity and archaeological relics.

Notably, scientists discovered the traces of prehistoric humans around 6000-7000 years ago.

In addition to the geological values, the Dak Nong Geological Park possesses extremely valuable geomorphic heritages such as beautiful and majestic natural waterfalls and falls, as well as tangible and intangible cultural values including the Central Highland Gong Cultural Space, Ot N’drong epic.

Vietnam now has two recognised global geological parks, including Dong Van Dong Van Karst Plateau (2010) and Non Nuoc Cao Bang Park (2018).