Hai Van Pass translated to as “ocean cloud pass”, is a 21 km long strip connecting the cities of Da Nang and Lang Co in the Hue Province. Touted to be the highest pass in Vietnam, at a staggering height of 500 metres above sea level, it is a part of the Annamite range which goes down to the East Vietnamese Sea. The exhilarating Hai Van Pass is prominently known for bike rides amidst the mystical view of mountains and clear skies.
Hai Van Pass gets its name because of the constant fog which covers the mountains. You can opt for a jeep tour if you want to sit back and enjoy the panoramic landscape for four to five hours. Overlooking the Da Nang City, Tien Sa Port, Son Tra Peninsula, and the South China Sea, the pass also hosts the Tran Dynasty’s Hai Van Gate, Hai Van Tunnel, the wartime gun towers, and a worn-out French fort. Hence, Hai Van Pass offers you the natural history it holds within itself. And, the best way to explore it is through a road trip along the Pass.