With just half a day, you will realize the differences of scenery, people and especially features of the climate of the two urban areas on two sides of Hai Van mountain pass. The article below will show you the way to Hai Van mountain pass and what you can enjoy here as well.
The way to Hai Van mountain pass
Hai Van Pass connects between Thua Thien Hue and Danang. Hai Van Pass is about 20 kilometers from Da Nang city center; 80 kilometers from Hue city and adjacent to Lang Co, a famous tourist town. The landmark that divides up the two provinces lies in the middle of the top of the pass. From Danang, you follow National Road 1; go along the coast through Nam O village, which is a famous place for sauce production. After crossing Nam O river, you start to reach Hai Van pass. You slowly go along the sloping road with one side of the imposing pass and one side of the sea with white sand beaches like a silk. Just a few minutes later, you will see a beautiful Danang.
Hai Van Pass is 21 kilometers long and the highest mountain peak is 500 meters. When the tunnel was not constructed, Hai Van Pass was always crowded with people and vehicles. At some turnings, many accidents occurred. Consequently, on the way, you may see many small graves scattered along the pass. However, nowadays, Hai Van pass is quiet, lovely and suitable for the unexpected trips of tourists.
The scenery of Hai Van mountain pass
Slowly climbing the mountain pass, you will continue to witness the beautiful scenery here. Similar to the name of Hai Van, the pass is a majestic picture of cloud, wind and sea. At the higher altitude, the cloud increasingly fly down and create the fanciful scenery. You will see a panoramic view of Danang with Han river, Tien Sa port, Son Tra peninsula and Cu Lao Cham from a distance. The long and winding beaches embrace the blue water of the sea.
On the top of the pass which is the landmark dividing the territory of Danang and Thua Thien Hue. The traces of history still exist, namely, Hai Van Gate, which was built in the reign of Emperor Minh Mang, who called this place the “most magnificent scenery in the world”. The stone gate still has been standing on the top of the pass and was recognized as a national historical monument. When stopping here for a moment, it is suggested to take some photographs if you are a photographing enthusiast.
On the way to Thua Thien Hue, you will have the opportunity to watch the sunset. Then, Lang Co fishing village will appear over the horizon. Stopping to take a few photos, you will feel satisfied with the achievements during the afternoon, especially beside the north-south railway through Lang Co station and the bridge leading to the fishing village. Besides, if you feel hungry, you are advised to have a light meal with a fine specialty, for example, a bowl of seafood soup filled with shrimp, crab, fish and squid; the price is between 20,000 VND and 30,000 VND.
Although one afternoon quickly elapses, you can take joy in every moment here and are ready for upcoming plans. If you want to get more travel information about Vietnam’s destinations, please contact us.