Hai Van Pass is an approximately 21 km long mountain pass on National Route 1A in Vietnam.

Hai Van Pass, Danang, Hue, Vietnam Hai Van Pass, Danang, Hue, Vietnam

Hai Van Pass traverses a spur of the larger Annamite Range that juts into the South China Sea.

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Hai Van Pass was a physical division between the kingdoms of Champa and Dai Viet.

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The Hai Van Pass crosses over a spur of the Trường Sơn (Annamite) Range.

Hai Van Pass, Danang, Hue City, Vietnam Hai Van Pass, Danang, Hue City, Vietnam

The pass is renowned for its scenic beauty.

Hai Van Pass, Danang, Hue Hai Van Pass, Danang, Hue

Hai Van Pass has been of major strategic importance in this history of Vietnam.

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Hai Van Pass is crossed by two main transport routes: Vietnam's main north–south highway.

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Hai Van Pass is one of the most attractive road in the world, it is not only famous about the impression and obstacle but also it is very famous in the world with its natural and mighty beauty. Hai Van Pass is located on the mountain branch of Bach Ma chain (a part of Truong Son chain) and it is connected between Thue Hien Hue Province and Danang City. This pass is 500m high with the sea level, and long around 20km. It is called Hai Van because this place has very beautiful sightseeing, the pass top is covered by the cloud every year and in the pass bottom is the vast and blue ocean, Hai Van means the cloud and sea. This  pass has also another names is May Pass or Ai Van.

How to travel Hai Van Pass?

Nowadays, there are two ways to go through Hai Van Pass, it is by the road trench through Hai Van Pass or the pass road of Hai Van. The road trench through Hai Van Pass is opened everyday excepting from 3am to 4am to clean, repair, service the items of this road trench. And, if you prefer to see the mighty sightseeing of Hai Van pass, you should take a trip through this pass by the pass road (not by the road trench). From the top of Hai Van pass you can see full overview of a large mountainous and ocean area of Thue Thien Hue province and Danang city, arrival here you will have a chance to have the most beautiful photos, the photos are mixed between the blue sea and green mountain. From Danang to Hue and vice versa you must go through Hai Van pass, this is the only road and it is also a chance for the tourist to see the mighty natural landscape in the central Vietnam. To complete Hai Van Pass is a long time and it is also very hard because inside the mountains at here appear the underground river as well as the working condition in the underground trench is also very harsh.
 
Hai Van Pass is far from Danang around 40km to the north, and far from Hue around 60km to the south. Exploring the pass, the tourist also have a chance to visit Lang Co Beach where is still considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in Hue Vietnam because this beach is located nearby not only this pass but also this beach is located nearby a large mountainous area, the landscape at here is very special and different from other beaches in Vietnam. Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach are also two places where almost tourists stop to take photographs and see a scenery that is mixed between the mountain and sea. When you stop at Hai Van pass and Lang Co beach, you also do not forget to try the seafood at here because this area is very famous about the seafood, the seafood in Lang Co Beach is offered for many provinces and cities around Vietnam.

Hai Van Pass travel guide

Hai Van pass is locate not so far from Danang, Hoi An and Hue, you can take a bus or rent a car, catch a taxi or even you also ride a motorbike or bike from Danang or Hoi An or Hue to explore to this place. The best time to visit Hai Van pass and Lang Co Beach is from April to July because this is the dry season in the central area of Vietnam, after this period it often has much rain as well as the weather is little cold. This pass is one of the most famous site that must be included to visit on your trip from Danang or Hoi An to Hue or vice versa, you will have the most mighty and wonderful photographs by the wonderful landscapes at here. 

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