Honored by the British Guardian newspaper in the “Top 10 most beautiful coastal roads in the world”, Hai Van Pass always fascinates those who love to explore the most challenging roads.
Hai Van Pass Route
Hai Van pass is 20km from Da Nang city and 80km from Hue city. The pass lies on a mountain branch of the Bach Ma mountain range, connecting Thua Thien Hue province and Da Nang city. The mountain pass is 500m above sea level and about 20km long, the challenge for anyone who wants to conquer!
The name and history of Hai Van formation
The name “Hai Van” (sea and clouds) is called because of its beautiful scenery, surrounded by white clouds all year round at the top of the pass, and a vast sea scene stretching to the horizon at the foot. In addition, it is also called May Pass (the word “Van” means “May”) or Ai Van Pass because there is a gate at the top of the pass.
According to historical records, Hai Van Pass was the boundary between Dai Viet and Chiem Thanh. Later, the Ho dynasty defeated Chiem Thanh and the king of Champa and cut the land for peace. Since then, the Hai Van belongs to Dai Ngu – today’s Vietnam.
Conquer Hai Van Pass – the most adventurous and beautiful road in Vietnam
The road of Hai Van pass is twisted and curved, which challenges all the trekkers. Those who love to travel will be extremely excited in front of this risky road, which one side is the majestic mountain; underneath is a calm blue sea to create a magnificent natural picture. The road bends along the ridge when turns suddenly appear. All of those features capture the hearts of those who love new things that make this road a cannot-miss for the “truly trekkers.
As the most dangerous road in Vietnam, coming here, you will have the feeling of nowhere. Departing at the foot of the pass, you are incredibly excited. Then you’ll be nervous when turning to the twisted and curved bends. After that, you will be very excited again when reaching the top of the pass. You will see the natural scenery that could make everyone surprised. The Bach Ma National Park appears with the beautiful and mysterious scene; the North-South train brings the warmth of the trips; the blue sea waves reach the horizon.
From the top of the pass, you can admire the beautiful scenery
All the famous landscapes of this land, such as Lang Co Bay, Da Nang City, Cu Lao Cham, Tien Sa Port, Son Tra Peninsula – display in your view. What is more amazing? Also, the feeling of going down the pass is excellent. Once again, you will be thrilled because of the danger of the downhill, but enjoy the joy for having conquered, imprinted your footprint on the beautiful coastal road, Hai Van Pass.
How to conquer the Hai Van Pass
To conquer the pass, you use a car, motorbike, or even a bicycle. However, traveling by motorcycle is still the most fascinating. Because this is a means to help you fully understand the feeling of conquering the pass. You can take the initiative to stop on the pass, rest, take pictures to admire as you like. If coming from Da Nang, after about 1 hour, you will reach this majestic and rugged road.
Experience the harsh feelings for the youth to be more beautiful; let’s take a look at some beautiful picture for your encouragement!