Hai Van Pass Vietnam: A Must Do List In Hue, Danang & Hoi An


HAI VAN PASS  is not the longest route but the most famous mountain pass in Central Vietnam between Hue & Hoi An, Da Nang. Đèo Hải Vân – Ocean Mist Pass is scenic route by East Sea và also a border of Hue & Da Nang. And Hai Van Pass also near Lang Co Bay, Bach Ma National park. Do motorbike tour or ride a scooter from Hue khổng lồ Hoi An on Hai Van Pass is the best way to lớn enjoy the stunning view from top.

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The HAI VAN PASS route is an approximately 21 km long mountain pass on Highway 1A in Vietphái mạnh. There are more mountain pass on National route 1A but HAI VAN Mountain Pass seems most famous route for both Vietnamese and tourist. Because this pass cthua thảm khổng lồ Hue or Hoi An which are famous destination with many beautiful attractions khổng lồ see

HAI VAN PASS – Ocean Mist pass is refers to lớn the mists that rise from the sea, reducing visibility. During the winter và spring from November khổng lồ February you can see the mist sometime appear very much. As a result, before the Hải Vân Tunnel was built, the twisting road on the pass has long been a challenge for drivers traveling between the cities of Hue & Da Nang. The ride along the pass through the mist is amazing adventure but also a bit scary ride. So there was many accidents every week & traffic jam is the terrible experience while ride on this route.

Stuning view on top Hai Van Pass with mist & sneaky road

Moreover, the drivers in Vietphái mạnh are bit no rule when driving. Vietphái nam has the same driving rule as international but the useful driving in Vietnam is not follow the rule. Since 2005, the completion of Hầm Hải Vân get most transports using instead of the Hai Van Pass. So the traffic flow và safety are better with more space to make an adventure by motorxe đạp or scooter.

Massive sầu corner on the Hai Van Pass

Driving twisting around the mountain side is amazing to lớn see stunning view và experience the road skill. On the way you will see such cutest animal such as goat, cow & they sometimes lie on the road side. But sometimes you will smell some bad smell from the animal truông chồng that go by. Because the animal trucks và petrol tank are not have sầu chance to lớn drive through Hai Van Tunnel. 

On top HAI VAN PASS still remain the gate named Hai Van Gate. The Hai Van Gate was built in Tran Dynasty và restored in Nguyen Dynasty under the reign of Minh Mang King. The Hai Van Gate is believed ” The best of all majestic pass in Viet nam.”

Majestic gate on top of Hai Van pass & a bunker from the war time

HAI VAN PASS also a battle point with many important fighting during the war by Vietnamese against with French then American. As a result you will see some bunkers still located on top of the pass as well as the gate. In 2017, Hai Van gate get award of “National historic relic” recognized by Ministry of Culture, Thể Thao and Tourism.

Furthermore, Hai Van Pass is a “fence” which make the weather between HueDa Nang different. During the nice day with xanh sky, tourist will admire Da Nang city, Son Tra Peninsula, Cmê say island. If you start from Hue to Hoi An you will see the panoramic view of Lang Co Bay with White sand bvà cover Lang Co town.

One of the amazing views of Son Tra Peninsula & Cham mê Islvà from Hai Van Pass

Đèo Hải Vân is also cross Bach Ma National park, part of the Annamite Range . Before 1303 Hai Van Pass belong to lớn Kingdoms of Champa which includes Hoi An, Da Nang today. After 1303 since King Champage authority engaged Huyền Trân Công Chúa of Đại Việt. Therefore, Hải Vân Pass becomes the border line between the kingdoms of Đại Việt (Northen part) and Champa (Southern part). Nowaday you can see the remaining historic site such as Cham mê Museum and My Son Holylvà in Da Nang and Hoi An

How to get there và what is the best way to experience the real ?

Probaly, the ride with motorbike over the Hai Van Pass route is highlight of the trip between Hue Da Nang Hoi An.

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The pass is renowned for its scenic beauty. Presenter Jeremy Clarkson, host of the BBC motoring programme Top Gear, featured the pass during the Clip show “Vietphái nam Motorxe đạp special part 1 – Top Gear- BBC”, calling the road “a deserted ribbon of perfection—one of the best coast roads in the world.” 

Second, there is JEEP.. Tour Hai Van Pass available recently so you can seat on a open jeep & still get win blowing. The ride by Jeep on Hai Van Pass between Hue and Hoi an Da nang is also great way for those not want the motorxe đạp.


Also, there is a railway around and through Hai Van Pass which the French built in the war time. So you can get a train from Hue to lớn Da Nang to see this romantic view. Please notice there is no train from Hue to Hoi An

The railway around Hai Van pass for the train

On the other hvà, book a private car from Hue lớn Hoi An Da Nang or the opposite way. So you will get a ride up over the Hai Van Pass with some stop khổng lồ take gorgeous pictures. And with the oto you can make some more stop at some must see attraction on the way such as Elephant spring in Hue. In addition the Lang Co beach & Marble mountain is not lớn be missed on this adventure

Also, there is the daily bus tour from Hue khổng lồ Hoi An offer a ride on the pass too. With the bus tour you might not have sầu much time lớn stay as long as you wish but this is the way you can make with Hai Van Pass và cheap budget

Anyway, if you want khổng lồ experience the real Hai Van Pass ride, “motorcycle tour Hai Van Pass” is the best.

What can you also see when travel from Hue lớn Hoi An before reach Hai Van Pass ?

If you want to make the real adventure on Hai Van Pass, you should do motorxe đạp tour from Hue khổng lồ Hoi An.or Hoi An to lớn Hue by motorbike .If you are an experienced rider and want to lớn ride your own bike you can rent a scooter in Hue or Hoi An. If you travel from Hue lớn Hoi An via the Hai Van Pass, you can stop at some fishing villages on the way. Tam Giang lagoon is beautiful lake system with tranquility atmosphere. Explore the local village to lớn experience their life on boat. Go futher more you will cross another 2 mountain pass before reach Hai Van Pass.

The view of Tam Giang Lagoon with motorxe đạp ride from Hue to Hoi An

Another must visit attraction on the way from Hue lớn Hai Van Pass is Bach Ma National park. An old French Hill station is a protected area in central Vietphái nam, 45km South of Hue & 30km North of Hai Van Pass. Bach Ma National Park with cool climate is awesome for travelers lớn trek up an elevation of 1250 meters above sầu sea màn chơi. You can get here by motorbike, oto or bus tour. But the best is join a group tour to lớn explore all the best part in 220km2. And the best time suggest from late April to August

Natural spring on Bach Ma National Park

And Elephant spring – Suoi Voi water fall will addict tourist with cool & clean stream water for swimming. Elephant springs is natural waterfall that is worth a visit. Particularly in summer when its getting hot, swim in the natural pool is an amazing feeling. You can also make a jump yourself down from the roông xã to lớn the pool khổng lồ get a bam hit for fun. Its not hard to lớn find but also not well-marked, so the best tip is going with a local guide that make sence. And it also included in the itineraries of motorbike tour from Hue to lớn Hoi An that you can hook up.

Swyên in the natural pool at Suoi Voi Elephant Spring in Hue is cool 

Actually, Lang Co beach is what you can see clearly at the bottom of Hai Van Pass before riding up. Lang co bay is on the menu of” The best cất cánh in the world” that ” Worldbays” club selected. The panoramic view of the long trắng sand beach and xanh Lap An Lagoon is worth your stop

Panoramic view of Lang Co Bay

Đầm Lập An – Lap An Lagoon is peaceful & great shot with mountain and cloud by the blue ocean. So the lagoon becomes a favorite destination for photographers, especially in the late afternoon

View of mount và cloud at Lap An lagoon near by Hai Van Pass

If you travel from Hoi An lớn Hue via Hai Van Pass you can stop for a visit Marble Mountain. This place is not only famous for marble sculpture but also peaceful temple caves on top. From Hoi An 20km khổng lồ Da Nang beach you will see on the left side a village with many sculpture shops. Then there is a road you can turn to the entrance gate to get ticket and visit the mountain

Furthermore along the coast route Da Nang you can ride up to Monkey Mountain và Son Tra Peninsula. And over here the panoramic view of the ocean và islvà give it a worth seeing point. By the way the massive sầu Female Buddha status in Linc Ung Pagoda is also amazing khổng lồ keep an eye on.

Finally, Hai Van Pass the famous mountain road also a historic pass in Central Vietphái nam. As well as the amazing point to lớn see beautiful view with ocean and mist between Hue and Da Nang. The spectacular route for an adventure or sightseeing ride that all travellers want lớn have sầu experience once visit Vietnam