According to history, before the Year of Binh Ngo (1306), the land with the Hai Van Pass belonged to the two provinces of Chau O and Chau Ri of the Champa kingdom. After being cut by King Champa. King is called Jaya Sinhavarman III as a marriage proposal to Princess Huyen Tran in 1306, the mountain pass was the boundary between Dai Viet and Chiem Thanh.
In the Nguyen Dynasty, Hai Van Pass was still the border between Thua Thien and Quang Nam. In the north of the mountain, bordering the sea, there is Bat cave, it is called Bai Tieu. Legendarily there were tsunamis; boats passing through were often submerged.
This is an important gate to protect the north-south path from the Le Dynasty. By the Nguyen Dynasty, in 1826, King Minh Mang built Hai Van Gate into one of the constructions to defend Hue Capital as well as supervise activities at the Da Nang seaport.
Not only is a place associated with many important historical events, Hai Van Pass is also a place that attracts passionated visitors to explore and experience by captivating and beautiful scenes.
Considered as “the most majestic wonder”, 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 dangerous mountain pass, before there was no road tunnel through the pass; Hai Van pass was always full of traffic. Today, Hai Van Pass brings a quiet and poetic beauty, always welcoming the surprised discoveries of many travelers who love new experiences.
Despite the rugged and precarious terrain, with steep and bend crags on the abyss of mountains, but any visitor who has the opportunity to set foot here is extremely attracted by the beauty of one of the most beautiful pass in the world.
Hai Van Gate is a short stop on the way to conquer Hai Van Pass. This is not only a stop for tourists to admire the natural landscape but it also brings the ancient architectural beauty associated with many historical marks.
From the top of the pass, looking to the South and you can enjoy the picturesque ocean scenery of Cham Island and Son Tra Peninsula. Meanwhile, going back to the North, you will admire green and peaceful landscape of Lang Co Bay and Lap An lagoon. All these beauties have created a natural picture that captivates people’s hearts. When the sunset falls, the sky changing from blue to bright orange is the most ideal time for visitors to enjoy the view of Danang City or Lang Co Bay in the afternoon, with the clouds in the fanciful space.
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In the journey to conquer Hai Van Pass, besides admiring the unique natural beauty here, do not forget to record the beautiful moments “one of a kind”! Hai Van Pass with challenging bends and captivating and majestic beauty will always be one of the places not to be missed for any adventurous travelers.
The gandy gang of Hai Van pass is meandering, as challenging the footsteps of travelers. Those who love to move will be extremely excited at this risky road, with the other side is a majestic mountain, underneath is a cool blue sea to create a magnificent natural picture, worthy of “The most majestic wonder”, according to legend, King Le Thanh Tong donated in a trip on the top of the pass (1470). The road bends along the mountain, when it turns a much unexpected bend. All like capturing the hearts of those who love the new, is a difficult path for the “genuine backpackers” to miss.
Arguably the most dangerous road in Vietnam, you will have the different feelings when coming here. At the start of the pass, you are extremely excited. Go slowly; you are nervous and a bit fearful when entering the winding, dangerous road. After that, the adventurers will be very excited when they go to the top of the pass, so we can see the natural scenery that makes everyone surprised. There are the Bach Ma Mountain with the mysterious beauties in the fog, there is the North – South train line that brings the warmth of the trips, there are also the blue sea waves reaching the horizon. The special thing that many tourists may not know is that Hai Van Pass is the barrier separating the cultural and climate influences between the two opposing weather patterns of the North and the South.
Tour: HUE – DANANG – HOI AN
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