NAM BLANG VOLCANO - THE LARGEST VOLCANO IN SOUTHEAST ASIA - EXPTRAVEL

Nam Blang Volcano, which is a prominent volcano in the middle of Dak Nong region, Nam Blang volcano and other mountains are considered a living heritage that exists unique unspoiled beauty created by drinking nature over millions of years.

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Where is The Volcano of Nam Blang?

The volcanic system is located at the end of the majestic Truong Son range with a border stretching 6 districts, such as Krong Noi, Dien Jút, Dak Mil, Dak Song, Dak G’Long and Gia Nghia town occupy nearly half of the natural area of Dak Nong province. Nam Blang Volcano is located in Buon Choah commune, Krong Nong District and is located in Dak Nong Global Geopark with an area of more than 4,700 km2.

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The unspoiled beauty of The Mountain of Nam Blang

The formation of the Volcano of Nam Blang

According to geological researchers from 140 million years ago, the tectonic movements of the Earth’s crust caused the region to rise and form volcanoes. The activity of this volcano occurred strongly between 0.689 million and 0.199 million years ago.

The intense eruption activity of Nam Blang Volcano lasts with many different eruption waits, leaving a thick layer of stratified lava products, making it possible to understand its eruption mechanism hundreds of thousands of years ago.

Morphology of Nam Blang Volcano

According to the data measured, Nam Blang volcano has an absolute height at the top of about 601m, absolute height of the bottom of 542m, depth of 59m of the volcano, the size of the volcano is 160km and the height is similar to the Sereepok River is 184m.

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Nam Blang Volcano system in Dak Nong Global Geopark

The Nam Blang volcano has a characteristic form for the central type of eruption. The high floating part of the crater when viewed in the distance is shaped like a scale trapezoidal scale, the tendon has a dead end cone in the middle, the ledge floats high around and there is a current exit door. Nam Blang Crater with a axis of 160m long and a short axis of about 100m with an area of about 1km2.

The beauty of the Nam Blang Volcano

The volcanic eruption of Nam Blang has created countless beautiful surroundings and is valuable in many aspects of aesthetic culture, economy, archaeology.

Highland culture and legends

Around the massive volcanic system are more than 40 ethnic groups living, creating a colorful and unique gong culture of the Central Highlands mountains and forests.

Each volcano here is associated with its own transmissions and stories. Legend has it that in ancient times, when under the rule of the gods, a cannibal tribe or also known as forest ghosts is very aggressive, they often go into the village to catch people, especially women and children.

In The Forest, there are many trees that are millions of years old such as Silk Chri (knife), Krāk ndan (three-sided oak) and the blang forest blooming bright red flowers covering the caves. Blang, along with other gods such as Trăh, Ning, was ready to protect and surround the villagers from the hunt of forest ghosts and wild animals.

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The volcano has beautiful scenery and many cultural values

Especially here I have a very large mountain, know how to spew fire and there are many caves that people can avoid the rain and sun as well as wild animals. Therefore, whenever the forest ghost attacked, the people in the bon immediately pulled each other into the forest hiding under the blang tree. The forest ghost was not afraid of anything but when he saw the tree with a crimson lumpy crust containing many sharp spikes, it immediately disappeared.

People thought blang tree was a heavenly tree, later the big mountain was specially named Nam Blang Volcano as it is today. To thank the gods, every few years, the peoples here organize a festival of singing and offering to the gods, this is considered a traditional culture from ancient times of the Central Highlands.

Preservation of archaeological relics

Scientists have announced the discovery of prehistoric human remains, there are at least 3 human remains along with tens of thousands of sea snail shells, stone relics, ceramics, bones, krill shells, bronze arrows …

It also preserves archaeological relics such as burials and many traces showing that the living activities of prehistoric people dating from 6000-7000 years ago are the first place that Vietnamese scientists discovered. These vestiges have great significance in the study of the residence and development of the Ancient Vietnamese.

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Nam Blang Volcano – a unique feature in Dak Nong’s tourism

Scientists have announced the discovery of prehistoric human remains, there are at least 3 human remains along with tens of thousands of sea snail shells, stone relics, ceramics, bones, krill shells, bronze arrows …

It also preserves archaeological relics such as burials and many vestiges showing that the living activities of prehistoric people dating from 6000-7000 years old is the first place that Vietnamese scientists discovered. These vestiges have great significance in the study of the residence and development of the Ancient Vietnamese.

Nam Blang Volcano Southeast Asia’s longest volcanic cave system

The eruption also formed a system of more than 50 lava caves, with the largest scale and uniqueness in East Asia, containing many mysteries that need to be discovered.

In particular, the C7 volcanic cave, this is considered the cave with the scale of “big brother” in the volcanic cave system of Dak Nong Geopark with a length of 1,066.5m is considered the longest cave in Southeast Asia. Cave C7 is very valuable scientifically, in terms of the study of the mechanism of formation, shadow in the cave, the structure of the mouth of the cave, the structure of the cave tube,…

caves C3, C4, C7
Cave C7 – the longest volcanic cave in Southeast Asia

C7 cave as well as the entire volcanic cave system has a very high aesthetic value when put into tourism exploitation, but the exploitation of tourism here should be done in a professional way to preserve to limit the bad effects of bending people to affect the pristine appearance of the cave.

Majestic waterfalls

Referring to this place, it is impossible to ignore the waterfalls, in which there are 2 typical waterfalls that have been ranked nationally: Gia Long and Daray Wax, in which The Wax Dam waterfall is considered the most beautiful and majestic waterfall in the Central Highlands.

Wax Falls is located in the River Seripêrok, which takes the form of a V due to the solid fault activity. The surrounding scenery here brings unmistakable beauty, besides the waterfall is also favored to give more “clear springs” with clear water flowing to each cliff. The waterfall when poured down tossed white foam like smoke, the word Dray wax in the national language also means smoke.

Silky green vegetation

The vegetation surrounding the crater stretches an extremely large area, creating a unique biological form. Thereby, it is also inclined to study species that may have been born and existed during the active volcanic period or the period when the new volcano stopped erupting.

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Green vegetation at cave C7

The Volcano is considered one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the Central Highlands. Visitors can see from a distance with a lot of different angles, each angle of view will bring a very different experience. Besides, Nam Blang volcano also creates landscapes such as volcanic caves, waterfalls waiting to be explored.

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