Although Hai Van Pass is dangerous, it is still considered as the most poetic, majestic and magnificent pass in Vietnam. This article will help visitors satisfy the curiosity and learn more about Hai Van Pass.
1. The description of Hai Van Pass
Hai Van Pass is located on a high mountain range in the Truong Son Range, which crosses the border of the country from the western border to the coast, which is seen as a natural border between Hue city and Da Nang city.
Hai Van Pass is more than 20km long, the road crossing the Pass was built from the French colonial period. Due to the complicated terrain, the steep slope, the continuous winding road with many dangerous sections, the landslide in the rainy season, so before Hai Van tunnel was built and put into operation, Hai Van Pass is the most dangerous pass in Vietnam. These are the reasons why any driver or passenger feel worried when moving through this area.
2. The summary of Hai Van Tunnel
Since June 2005, Hai Van tunnel has been completed and put into operation, making the traffic between Thua Thien Hue and Da Nang more convenient and safer. Therefore, this place is invested in developing into a tourist heaven. Stopovers have been built allowing visitors to stop resting and relaxing when tourists go sightseeing on the pass.
3. The beauty of Hai Van Pass
Vehicles passing through Hai Van Pass are now deserted, with only motorbikes and a few vehicles not allowed to cross the tunnel. It is a famous pass with hundreds of years of history with the good road surface, easy travel and majestic and poetic scenery, so Hai Van Pass appeals to the dusty traveler. If you have a chance, you should slowly take motorcycles through the pass once and see the beautiful scenery here. You will see the name “The most majestic” is indeed worthy.
In the south of the pass, from the top of the pass, we can see Da Nang City is now modern, magnificent with tall buildings, factories, tall chimneys. And it nestles on the soft, shining blue coastline like a gem on the east coast. In the north of the pass, in Thua Thien Hue Province, Lap An lagoon and Lang Co fishing village create a completely peaceful scene. On the one side, the spacious houses peep into the deep blue sea, the stretching pure white dunes. On the other side are the mountain ranges that coincide with white clouds, soaring. In the middle of the sky is the bridge to Hai Van tunnel running straight into the mountain. All create a poetic picture that visitors can just watch…
Running along the pass road, the blue sea will always be present in the view of visitors. It’s always murky and deep.
At the appropriate road sections, visitors can stand on the pass and look down the winding. Besides, they also have the chance to see broken roads that they have just passed. It looks extremely spectacular.
4. The history of Hai Van Pass
On one side is the vast and abyss blue sea, deep. On the other side are the gorgeous mountain and the spectacular scene. This is the reason why in the 15th century, Le Thanh Tong Emperor, after the arrival of this place, has named the pass as “the most majestic”. This name was later engraved by Minh Mang Emperor on the stone gate on the top of the pass. Hai Van Pass has been classified as a national historical monument. This is also an attractive destination for visitors. From Hai Van Pass, we can see the whole scene on the pass.