Hai Van Pass Among Asia's Most Challenging Drives
Hai Van Pass between Thua Thien Hue Province and Danang City has recently been listed as one of the 10 most thrilling drives in Asia by the Canadian travel site The Travel.
Lying 500m above sea level, the scenic 25-kilometer Hai Van Pass cuts through the Bach Ma Mountain range. This pass plays a crucial role in bridging the two prominent tourist destinations in Central Vietnam, Danang City and Hue City.
Winding roads enclaved by lush trees, sudden curves, and blind corners are key features making Hai Van Pass thrilling yet appealing to adventure seekers, especially seasoned motorbike riders. The best way to experience this journey is to ride a motorbike at dawn and contemplate the sunrise in the early morning. The scenery becomes magnificent with the first rays of sunlight falling down dense jungles and Lang Co, one of the world's most beautiful bays.
Hai Van pass - the famous road which leads along the coastline mountains near Da Nang city
"This is the most thrilling road one will find and use in Vietnam. The exciting part is in the snaking nature of the road, plentiful vegetation around covered by forest, amazing views of the ocean on the other side, and various destinations it passes through," the magazine wrote.
Hue's night pedestrian zone around the Imperial Citadel was officially opened last Friday evening, April 22nd after a long postponement due to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak.
After 2 years of closure due to Covid-19, Thua Thien Hue Province is preparing to welcome Korean visitors with vaccine passports in December.
From October 1st, more provinces in Central Vietnam plan to welcome back domestic tourists from safe areas while the North and South focus on intra-provincial tourism.