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Top 5 Dangerous and Adventurous Passes You Might Not Know in Vietnam

Content 26/09/2023 9

For many visitors to Vietnam, experiencing the rich culture, stunning natural sights, beautiful beaches, and delicious cuisine is a given. But imagine if you were to spend an extended period in Vietnam, delving deeper into all the country has to offer, particularly for those who seek adventure. This article will provide you with ideas for embarking on exciting, adrenaline-pumping, and unforgettable experiences in Vietnam.

Ma Pi Leng Pass

The pass is located in Ha Giang, a North East province of Vietnam and is known as one of the four greatest mountain passes of the country. Ma Pi Leng has a 20 kilometers of length and an elevation of approximately 1,200 meters above sea level. This pass takes a crucial role as the main road to connect Ha Giang City, Dong Van District and Meo Vac Town.
Visitors are able to visit this place during most seasons of the year, but here are some timelines for the best sightseeing:

  • Jan – March: Season of plum and peach flower blossom. Visitors will have bunches of fascinating photoshoots and enjoy the romantic atmosphere.
  • April: There is the unique Khau Vai , the  Love Market, a once-a-year event for couples in love
  • September: During the ripe rice season, visitors can admire picturesque scenery featuring radiant golden terraced rice fields.
  • October – November: It's the season of buckwheat flowers – a unique flower season found only in the Northwest region of Vietnam.
  • December it's the season of blooming rapeseed flowers. You can take pictures with vast fields of these flowers and even witness snowfall during this period.

Ma Pi Leng pass scenery

Ma Pi Leng pass scenery 

Road path of Ma Pi Leng pass

Road path of Ma Pi Leng pass

Sunset on the peek of Ma Pi Leng

Sunset on the peek of Ma Pi Leng

A picturesque of Ma Pi Leng

A picturesque of Ma Pi Leng

Sightseeing on the top of Ma Pi Leng

Sightseeing on the top of Ma Pi Leng

Pha Din Pass

The pass is located in the North East of Vietnam where it’s far away from Dien Bien Phu City in about 100 kilometers. Situated at an elevation of 1,000 meters above sea level, visitors to Dien Bien can enjoy the breathtaking views of winding roads that stretch before their eyes. There are sharp turns and dangerous deep mountain valleys, yet the scenery is incredibly poetic and enchanting.

With a total length approximately 32 kilometers, Pha Din has a pristine and majestic scenery which can captivate the hearts of all visitors who come to explore. These are some timelines you can choose visiting Pha Din for the best experience:

  • In Spring (Feb – April) : You will witness the colorful Peach and Pearl flower blossom. Besides, there will also be plenty of local festivals of ethnic minorities during this time. Enjoying the atmosphere and learning about local culture are not bad ideas.
  • From mid-April to June is the rice planting season. Visiting Hoang Su Phi during this time, you will be able to admire expansive rice fields stretching from one mountain range to another.
  • In mid-September, it's the ripe rice season, and you will have the opportunity to take beautiful artistic photos with the vibrant golden rice fields.
  • In winter, you can experience the cold of winter in Vietnam and exploring Tay Con Linh and Chieu Lau Thi for cloud hunting and snow chasing also promises to be a fascinating experience.

The fascinating beautiful of Pha Din Pass just like a natural painting

The fascinating beautiful of Pha Din Pass just like a natural painting

Conquer the Pha Din with your motorcycle riding skill

Conquer the Pha Din with your motorcycle riding skill

Sightseeing the Pha Din pass and enjoying the sunset

Sightseeing the Pha Din pass and enjoying the sunset

Beautiful of Pha Din pass with sun shine

Beautiful of Pha Din pass with sun shine

Admire the beauty of nature in Vietnam

Admire the beauty of nature in Vietnam

Hai Van Pass

This pass is considered as one of the most beautiful mountain passes in the world. With its magnificent and majestic beauty, this place has become a challenging destination for countless passionate travelers and explorers.

Located along the length of Hai Van Mountain, the pass serves as the boundary between Thua Thien Hue Province and Da Nang City, 80 kilometers from Hue City and 20 kilometers from Da Nang City. The pass rises 500 meters above sea level and stretches approximately 20 kilometers in length.

Conquering the Hai Van Pass is not an easy task, with winding and twisting sections of road that follow the mountain slopes. The pass stands out in the vast wilderness like a silk ribbon stretched across the clouds, resembling a heavenly paradise.

From Hai Van Pass, visitors can gaze into the distance with majestic mountains on one side and the vast ocean on the other. All of these elements blend together to create a magnificent natural landscape.

Hai Van pass is considered as one of the most beautiful mountain passes in the world

Hai Van pass is considered as one of the most beautiful mountain passes in the world

It's so beautiful and enchantive right

It's so beautiful and enchantive right

Road path on the Hai Van Pass

Road path on the Hai Van Pass

A majestic view of Hai Van Pass in the morning

A majestic view of Hai Van Pass in the morning

Bac Sum Slope

Another challenging path for visitors located in Ha Giang Province.This slope is considered as a bridge connecting two provinces Vinh Xuyen and Quan Ba which has plenty of famous tourist destinations in Ha Giang.

The length of the slope is 7 kilometers and situated at an elevation of 450 meters. The length and winding curves of Bac Sum slope always leave visitors both overwhelmed and excited. Some people compare it to a giant, slippery snake slithering on steep rocky slopes. Others see it as a soft silk scarf draped over the mountainside. This is the longest slope of Ha Giang Province and brings the most difficult challenges for drivers.

Due to the distinct highland climate, Bac Sum slope is often covered in fog, and sometimes, you can even catch a glimpse of a sea of clouds beneath the mountain's foothills. On sunny days when the sky is clear and cloudless, Bac Sum slope reveals a vast expanse of green from the endless mountain ranges.

Along the way, if you travel during October and November, you'll come across a field of blooming buckwheat flowers. People often can't resist stopping to capture the magnificent and poetic scenery. Let me whisper to you that there is even more breathtaking beauty awaits ahead.

Challenging road to test your driving skill

Challenging road to test your driving skill

Another view of challenging road on Bac Sum Slope

Another view of challenging road on Bac Sum Slope

I just can say WOW to this nature beauty

I just can say WOW to this nature beauty

It's just like a painting

It's just like a painting

O Quy Ho Pass

O Quy Ho is located at Lai Chau Province and about 15 kilometers from Sapa and is known as one of the four greatest mountain passes of Vietnam, along with Ma Pi Leng, Khau Pha and Pha Din. This is a long and treacherous mountain pass with the most majestic scenery in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam, stretching nearly 50 kilometers in length.

Situated at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters above sea level, the scenery of O Quy Ho Pass is incredibly spectacular. On one side, there is a deep abyss, and on the opposite side, you can witness towering cliffs, surrounded by clouds and mist. On the cloudless days, it's also the time when the serene landscape of Muong Hoa Valley becomes vividly visible.

Visitors can have experiences in challenging driving skills and admire the majestic and magnificent scenery during most seasons in a year. In Spring, it’s the time you can witness the colorful and vivid Peach, Apricot and Pear flowers blossom. During the Summer, it is often covered with floating clouds, creating an attractive sight for both domestic and international tourists. In Fall, if you plan to visit Sapa and cross here, you will be enjoying the view of the valley draped in a brilliant golden hue, like a sea of gold due to the ripe rice season. And in Winter, with snow and ice, O Quy Ho Pass takes on a desolate beauty.

Majestic natural scene of O Quy Ho Pass

Majestic natural scene of O Quy Ho Pass

What do you think about this image? It's so beautiful right? Then come to Vietnam now

What do you think about this image? It's so beautiful right? Then come to Vietnam now

The pass was captured on a rainy day

The pass was captured on a rainy day

Road of O Quy Ho pass, the most challenging mountainous road for drivers

Road of O Quy Ho pass, the most challenging mountainous road for drivers

Nature beauty of O Quy Ho Pass

Nature beauty of O Quy Ho Pass

Above are some attractive destinations in Ha Giang that captivate many tourists. To admire the beautiful scenery of the Northwest mountains and forests with your own eyes, please contact HoaBinh Tourist via hotline: 0939.311.911 - 0913.311.911 for quick advice and tour quotes.

 


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