The Hai Van Pass
The Hai Van Pass was once considered one of the region’s most dangerous and deadly stretches of road. Connecting Danang with Hue, the high, mountain pass is marked by sharp, hairpin turns and steep drops. To combat the road’s deadly reputation, a tunnel was carved through the mountain, which offered trucks and constant streams of transport a much safer alternative.
Today the Hai Van Pass can be enjoyed by adventure-seeking motorbike drivers without the worry of cars and tractor trailers. Though the ride is challenging, the drive is much safer today and offers the area’s most breathtaking views of Danang city, the East Sea and Lang Co Bay. For a truly unforgettable experience, a drive (at least one way) over the Hai Van Pass is well worth the challenge. For travellers keen on their own transport, this is a great means of connecting a visit to Hue with a visit to Danang, or vice versa.