Da Nang – Hai Van pass – Hue – dreaming road for road – trippers
Hue with ancient beauty, Da Nang hiring the winding passes, blue sea and long sandy beaches are destinations that everyone wants to come and experience.
Da Nang is reagarded as the most liveable city in Vietnam – source: internet
Da Nang, regarded as the most liveable city in Vietnam”, has the big gift from mother Nature. It is the cool weather, beautiful and charming scenery, long white beaches and gentle, friendly people and rich cuisine, which are reasons you want to come back again. The city embracing Han river inside makes up the romantic and peaceful landscape along the river. Besides, the unique architectures adorn the attracting scenery. Coming to Da Nang, enjoying the local life, trying special food, etc. is worthy to become one of “bucket list” of travellers in the world when coming to Travel Vietnam and Indochina.
Renowned as the most royal city in Vietnam, Hue has enough charm to keep you staying as long as you can afford the time to visit. It hire the dreamy, poetic and romantic beauty of the ancient city with citadels, palaces, temples and majestic tombs and the values of intangible cultures inside, which is symbol of intellect and soul of Vietnamese people. Many of Hue’s attractions are found along the banks of the romantically named Perfume River with 11km length. This valuable construction includes more than 100 architectural works, which are the reflection of the life of Emperors and mandarins under Nguyen’s reign.
Hue famous for rich cuisine with many simple foods – source: Sam Nguyen
However, when visiting all the famous landmarks, you will miss when not exploring a simple and peaceful Hue city. Renting a bike or motorcycle, going around Hue to meet and talk to warm and friendly locals is the best way to enjoy the atmosphere here and many special local foods, take photos of young and charming Hue women in “Ao Dai”.
But if you just focus on two city, it is probably not enough for your trip to Da Nang – Hue.Two beautiful cities hide something special as the gift from nature, which is for travellers who are adventurous and love to discover.
There is a majestic pass as a line connecting Da Nang and Hue. In this road through the pass, you can admire Lang Co Bay – known as one of the world’s most beautiful bays or small fishing villages, peaceful blue sky. All is on nearly 30km long passageway (including Pass Phu Gia and Phuoc Tuong), which you can only enjoy if travelling on pass road instead of tunnels.
Things you will miss if taking Hai Van pass by tunnel
Stretching along the slopes of Hai Van mountains is Hai Van pass with the length of about 20km, connecting Hue and Da Nang city. Hai Van pass is like a strim silk ribbon stretching along the majestic mountains. For centuries, this mountain pass area formed a wall dividing between the ancient Cham culture in the south and the Vietnamese people’s civilization in Red River Delta.
The name of “Hai Van” Pass is very special. “Hải” means the ocean, “Vân” means clouds, “Hải Vân” describes the majestic natural scenery, a colorful picture with sea, mountains, clouds and sun. In the past, it is called intimatedly “Clouds Pass” because one side of pass is mountains, another side is sea, cloudy all time of the year. The pass is covered by clouds so that you can feel as being lost in the magical paradise. It is said that King Le Thanh Tong had taken the pass and given it the name “Thiên hạ đệ nhất hùng quan” (Means: the most majestic and beautiful pass in the country). And later, this name is inscribed on the stone gateway.
Taking the Hai Van pass is the adventuring experience with the clouds to admire the beauty of colorful pictures: green, turquoise, jade, dark blue and blue, etc.
There is feelings you just get when travelling by motorbike
On the top of Hai Van Pass, travellers can see the Lang Co fishing village in the north and Danang city in the South. Standing on the top, you can see totally the impressive landscape of long coastline.
When driving through Hai Van Pass, you can conquer the winding mountain pass roads, dangerous turns. After going through many winding pass roads, you can stand on the top of Hai Van pass to see panoramic view of Danang city in the sunshine. At the foot of the pass, the trail is as a line separate the space into mountain and lagoon. There are some fishing villages around the lagoon making the view more peaceful and lively. Hai Van Pass has its own beauty in every season attracts many travellers from all over the world to come and explore. In summer, it is covered with bright colors, blue sky and white clouds. When winter comes, it is such cloudy that you can feel like in the paradise. That is the reasons why many couples have chosen this place to record the best moments of their life.
From the surviving historic monument on top of Hai Van Pass
From the monuments on the top of Hai Van Pass, where many people stop to relax and take photos, you can see nice Da Nang city beside Han river, Son Tra peak covered with cloudy in the South and Hue city with Lap An lagoon, Lang Co Bay with many yellow sandy beaches beside blue sea. If you stand here at night, you can be impressed by the image of Danang City like the big glistening silk ribbon beside colorful river. The best time for you to take the pass is in the morning or evening when you can breathe the fresh and cool air and enjoy the spectacular sightseeing. Moreover, walking along the path and stopping at some small shop on the pass – side to try cool and sweet drinks such as coconut and sugar – cane juice. The price is so reasonable for you.
Through Hai Van Pass, Lang Co Bay is so wonderful destination you have never forgotten. This is one of the most ten beautiful bays in the world. Local people here are friendly and hospitable, so do not hesitate to talk and ask them for way to sandy beaches under the Lang Co bridge. Taking a dip in cool water, playing and taking photos are your list – must – to – do here.
Sunrise in Lang Co Bay – one of the most ten wonderful bays in the world – source: internet
After Lang Co, going ahead to Lap An lagoon where locals breed and catch fishing. Enjoy sunset on Lap An lagoon is your best experience.
Then, you can drive along the 1A high way to visit the food court of the Lang Co to enjoy hundreds of fresh seafood dishes before ending of your road trip. I am sure that it is worthy to try here. Before eating, do not forget to ask the price and then feel free to enjoy.
Tips for travelling through Hai Van Pass by motorbike
Hai Van pass is the extremely dangerous one because of many winding road with cliff on oneside and abyss on another side. So careful preparation before making a roadtrip is so important.
Choose a good companion
Motorcycle is your companion during your trip. Therefore, choosing a good one is indispensable. It is so easy for you to rent a bike in Da Nang city. You can study more about MOTORBIKE RENTAL DA NANG, which own many shops to be convienient for you.
Do serious preparartion
Besides motorcycles, a full backpack with repair supplies, gloves, flashlights, lighters, foods, maps is the indispensable items. Before departure, it should be better to check seriously bike’s safety, prepare masks, long cloths, hats and do not forget cameras.
Keep playing attention to your safety
When Hai Van tunnel is brought into effect, the traffic is not really heavy. That means the road is more desert, you should join in the group, avoid travelling alone. On the way, keep a safe distance with other vehicles, drive with slow speed to be safe and sound.
When you go down the pass, you should check your motorcycle again to ensure safety. Remember to keep the slow speed and use the low number and use wins carefully.
So far, the density of the vehicle through the Hai Van Pass has been less frequent. But Hai Van Pass with its spectacular beauty, it has become the destination attracting travellers from all over the world. So, plan to taking a road trip through Hai Van Pass, why not?
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