Hai Van pass

Hai Van Pass offers an impressive landscape of verdant mountains and clear blue skies, overlooking Da Nang City, Tien Sa Port, Son Tra Peninsula, and the South China Sea. Crossing over a spur of Truong Son mountain range between Thua Thien - Hue Province and Da Nang City, it stands at 500m above sea level, making it the highest pass in Vietnam.

 The 25 kilometer-long mountain pass is popular amongst thrill-seeking motorcyclists due to its winding roads, sudden curves, and blind corners, while its lookout point offers gorgeous views of Da Nang Bay.

A contender for the most famous road in Vietnam, the Hai Van Pass is a short but scenic route winding around a mountainside above the East Sea, on the central coast. Hai Van pass is famous for a number of reasons: as a geographic and political boundary between ancient kingdoms; as a climatic divide between the tropical south and the subtropical north; and as a strategic military post during times of war, both ancient and modern. But, most recently, the Hai Van Pass is famous, quite simply, as a great road trip linking the popular central Vietnamese destinations of Hoi An, Danang, and Hue.

 

A motorcycle trip between Da Nang and Hue through Hai Van Pass takes between three and five hours, longer if you stop for seafood and coffee along the coastline.

For Vietnamese and foreign road-trippers alike, the Hai Van Pass is a favorite ride, inspiring a generation of travelers to take to the road on two wheels and hit the Hai Van Pass. Although it’s certainly not the greatest road in Vietnam, the Hai Van Pass is still a lot of fun to ride, with excellent views, light traffic, and easy access from several cities. Although it’s certainly not the greatest road in Vietnam, the Hai Van Pass is still a lot of fun to ride, with excellent views, light traffic, and easy access from several cities.

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