Bac Sum Pass (Ha Giang)
Ha Giang is one of the famous passes in Vietnam, known by backpackers for its majestic winding roads. Bac Sum Pass is likened to Pha Din Pass, one of the four most majestic passes in Vietnam. If you have the opportunity to explore Ha Giang, don’t forget the Bac Sum pass!
Bac Sum Pass is located between Vi Sum and Quan Ba, winding and zigzagging bringing visitors to the journey to discover Dong Van rock plateau. Bac Sum Pass is located on the section of Highway 4C from Ha Giang city to Tam Son town, Quan Ba district. Bac Sum slope starts from Tan Son bridge on Ban Thang stream in Tan Son village, Minh Tan commune, Vi Xuyen to the boundary of Minh Tan and Vi Xuyen communes with Quyet Tien commune, Quan Ba district.
Looking down from here, you will see the winding path and precarious houses on the high mountains. Belonging to Ha Giang province, Bac Sum pass is mentioned by backpackers as the second Pha Din pass of the North. The pass stands out with small, winding, zigzag roads that will bring adventurers a very interesting experience.
In the green or ripe rice season, Tam Son valley floats in warm blue and yellow. When the autumn smog season fades, winter comes, these two mountains are hidden, making the scene extremely poetic.
Bac Sum Pass is an interesting place to discover when traveling to Ha Giang, which many tourists come and admire with its majestic and immense natural scenery.
Da Deo Pass (Quang Binh)
From Dong Hoi, follow the Ho Chi Minh road to the hewn rock pass about 100km, which is paved with flat asphalt. The pass is 17km long, located in Thuong Hoa commune, Minh Hoa district, Quang Binh province with dangerous bends and primeval old forest.
Da Deo Pass is the most dangerous road along the East Truong Son section of the Ho Chi Minh road. It is also because of the winding slopes, through many steep streams, and the soft ground has many potential risks of causing traffic accidents. The roadbeds of these sections all pass through complex geological areas, often with groundwater and landslides. Within 1 year, on Ho Chi Minh road through Da Deo pass (Minh Hoa – Quang Binh), there were 4 serious traffic accidents. According to the police of Minh Hoa district, the cause of accidents at the slopes at the top of Da Deo pass all comes from driving downhill at high speed and eventually ending up causing accidents.
To ensure traffic safety for people and vehicles when passing through here, the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam has invested in funding to handle these black spots. The plan proposed by the authorities is to make a speed reducer on the road surface to warn vehicles to slow down before going downhill and to tarp the roof and build a refuge road for vehicles to enter when they encounter a sudden brake failure.
Sa Mu Pass
Sa Mu pass is located in the northwest of Quang Tri province, connecting the two communes of Huong Phung and Huong Viet of Huong Hoa district, Quang Binh province. The pass has an altitude of nearly 1400m above sea level bordering Vietnam – Laos. The pass is named Sa Mu because the pass here is covered with white clouds with a length of nearly 20km. This is an ideal road for backpackers to admire the beauty of the mountains and explore the most dangerous pass in the Northwest.
To reach Sa Mu pass, depart from Khe Sanh town along Ho Chi Minh road about 35 km to the foot of the pass. Looking from here, visitors will see the winding road, winding like a “dragon” sleeping, among the high clouds. Similar to other passes in Vietnam, even in the summer, the air on the top of the pass is still quite cold. In this season, Sa Mu road is even more beautiful when traveling through many steep and winding slopes with a layer of fog covering the mountain pass.
The pass is also associated with the glorious and heroic years of fighting against the US because Sa Mu – Khe Sanh has a dangerous terrain, the land associated with the most fierce and historical battles. Local people here recounted that in the past, soldiers transporting weapons and food inward had to go around 30 km around Laos because the pass was too high, dangerous, steep, winding, very steep. hard to go through.
Try once to come here, visitors will feel the “taste”, the “intersection” between earth and sky, because no matter what time you go, the fog is always covered on the trees, hovering. The white of the dew, the green of the trees, the red of the earth and the gray of the road create an overall harmonious natural color that makes a strong visual impression on the viewer.
Hai Van Pass
As one of the most beautiful passes in Vietnam, Hai Van Pass is located on the Bach Ma mountain range and is the natural boundary between Thua Thien – Hue province and Da Nang city. With a length of 21km, the highest peak is nearly 500m high and is the most famous and dangerous pass. Before, when there was no road tunnel through the pass, Hai Van Pass was always busy with traffic. Today, Hai Van Pass has a quiet and poetic beauty, always welcoming the unexpected discoveries of many tourists who love new travel experiences.
Despite the rugged and precarious terrain with steep slopes and meandering mountains on the abyss, any visitor who has the opportunity to set foot here is extremely attracted by the beauty of one of the roads. The most beautiful mountain pass in the world. Hai Van Quan is a short stop on the way to conquer Hai Van Pass. This is not only a stop for visitors to admire the “charming water” natural landscape, but it also has ancient architectural beauty associated with many historical imprints.
Conquering Hai Van Pass by bicycle or bicycle will give visitors a great feeling when leaning over every bend, the thrill of going downhill or driving in rainy weather. But on the contrary, experiencing Hai Van pass by train is also an interesting thing! The boat glides around and hugs the cliffs, crosses the mountains hidden in the clouds, sitting on the boat, tourists can look out and enjoy the majestic natural picture.
Hai Van Pass not only attracts visitors by the adventurous winding, majestic Hai Van Quan pass, but also captivates the hearts of many tourists from all over the world by the romantic love when guests arrive at the Don Ca arch (located in foot of Hai Van pass). Once you come here, you will be surprised like entering another world thanks to the peace and quietness of this place.
Ca Pass is one of the biggest and most dangerous passes in Vietnam, especially in the Central region. On one side of the pass is a deep abyss close to the sea, and on the other side is hills and mountains that overlap with dangerous cliffs. The climate is cool all year round, from here you can go to other tourist destinations. The pass is 333 m high, 12 km long, crossing Dai Lanh mountain range at the border of two provinces of Phu Yen (Dong Hoa district) and Khanh Hoa (Van Ninh district), on National Highway 1A.
Historically, this place used to be the boundary between Dai Viet and Champa, when King Le entered the South, he had to stop at Deo Ca because the difficult terrain did not allow further. He built a small base in Phu Yen named Hoa Anh. During the period from the 15th to the 16th century, this place was the boundary of the hot spot where many skirmishes occurred between Dai Viet and Champa. Not only that, around the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, this place was a historical place marking the wars between Nguyen Anh and the Nhac – Lu – Hue brothers. Ca Pass deserves to be a famous historical place because it has witnessed many ups and downs of the times. In 1947, Deo Ca continued to witness many skirmishes between the French colonial army and the Viet Minh Front.
Deo Ca’s climate is favorable for many tree species to grow, green mountains and fresh air. The flora here is rich and diverse, this is also the shelter of many animals such as: pangolin, horse bear, leopard, porcupine, monkey, star pheasant … in which there are specific species that only live here. in this area. The forest has many precious wood species: Sao, Cho, Oil, Vulture, Agarwood, Ca sling … creating a primeval scene. Standing on the top of Ca pass, you can zoom your eyes out to see a vast sky. A charming painting appears from the plains to the mountains, in the distance is the immense sea.
The road to the pass is winding like a silk strip between the green of the mountains and forests, there are bends that seem impossible to turn the steering wheel. Passing through the towering high rock formations, there is a feeling of great grandeur of nature. The danger of Ca Pass seems to swallow anyone who wants to go through. However, besides the majestic and dangerous scenes, Ca Pass is also very poetic with a space of green color full of life.
Located on Highway 26, connecting the two provinces of Khanh Hoa and Dak Lak, Phuong Hoang Pass is like a bird in the sky, bringing travelers to admire the beautiful sky and clouds. Phuong Hoang Pass is about 12km long, belongs to M’Drak district and is the eastern gateway of Dak Lak province. Phuong Hoang Pass is a place that was once considered a death pass because of its geographical location as well as the dangers that always lurk travelers passing through this place. However, now, the pass has been widened and attracted many young people to explore.
Phuong Hoang Pass is a place that was once considered a death pass because of its geographical location as well as the dangers that always lurk travelers passing through this place. Not only is the mountain road winding and winding, this pass was once a lair of bandits of the Central Highlands, making many people afraid. However, now, the pass has been widened, the scenery is beautiful, attracting many backpackers who want to see the wild beauty here. Phuong Hoang Pass challenges the driver with dangerous turns, just being careless can be dangerous. However, the feeling of climbing the pass and looking at the past road makes the feeling of apprehension also give way to excitement.
On this pass, you can admire the beautiful scenery like a magnificent picture of the mountains and forests. And the winding roads and mountains at Phuong Hoang Pass make us feel closer to nature. Phuong Hoang Pass with majestic mountain scenery connects the coastal region with Dak Lak. The vast mountains and forests greet travelers with great waterfalls, the sound of streams and trees mingle with joy.
Crossing Phuong Hoang Pass up with Dak Lak mountains and forests, completely immersed in the majesty and wildness of this place will leave you with a great feeling. If you are familiar with the sea or smooth straight roads, why don’t you try to change the atmosphere with “bird wings” of Phoenix with roaring waterfalls, high mountains and simple ethnic people?