Exploring Hai Van Pass


Lying at the natural border between Thua Thien-Hue Province and Danang City as a giant dragon, Hai Van- the longest pass in the Central Viet Nam is approximately 21 km long.

In the past, it was the only road connecting the North and the South. Since 2005, 6.3 km Hai Van Pass Tunnel was constructed to improve the North-South transportation in Central Vietnam.

With the height of 496 meters above sea level, this rugged pass is the final section of the Truong Son Range stretching to the sea.

Visiting Hai Van Pass, tourists will have a chance to experience fantastic feelings: amazement at passing through the clouds and adventure with sudden curves and blind corners challenging drivers' skills. On the pass, tourists can admire the overview of Da Nang city embraced by hidden, quite and immense blue sea behind the line of green trees. It seems to stand with feet in the sea and it's peak covered with clouds.

In addition, tourists can also enjoy fully views to both the Southern and the Northern sides after reaching the crest of the Hai Van Pass. Especially from the pass, on nice days, visitors can enjoy the whole vista of Da Nang, the Tien Sa seaport, Son Tra Peninsula, and long sandy beaches.

From the foot of Hai Van Pass to Son Tra Peninsula is Da Nang Bay, which is bow-shaped and out of the wind with nearly 14 km long beach along Nguyen Tat Thanh street. Here has full-conditions for water-based sports such as parachuting, surfing, jet-skiing thanks to it's favorable location.

With the unique and romantic scenery, Hai Van Pass will be an interesting destination to tourists who like adventure tourism. (Source: TITC)

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