The Hải Vân Pass in Central Việt Nam is often described as a giant white linen that swings through forests, rocks and blankets of clouds on the sides of the end section of Trường Sơn Mountain Range.
Many tourists also imagine the pass as an anaconda snake.
The 21-kilometer-long mountain pass can look like both viewed from a plane, but then I suppose it is up to the imagination of the observer.
The minds of travelers are filled with much imagination when they ride a motorcycle or drive a car on the pass, as this leads them through a journey with different states of emotion, especially when they cross the trepidus Z-shaped sections of the pass.
There is a tunnel under the mountain that links Đà Nẵng City and Thừa Thiên – Huế Province; however visitors are advised to travel on the pass to experience the excitement of the trip which many visitors compare to fantasy movie Alice in Wonderland because of the childlike wonderment it brings out in them.
On clear days, tourists can see the Lăng Cô waters and Bạch Mã (white horse) Mountain to the north, Đà Nẵng City and its Sơn Trà peninsula to the south when they stand on the peak of Hải Vân, at some 500 meters above sea level.
There, visitors can have a bird’s eye view of gorgeous beaches and mountains from the observation gates.
Heading down to Thừa Thiên – Huế, Lăng Cô, with its fishing villages and pristine beaches, appears before you.
Eateries alongside the road serve fresh seafood and other local specialties with affordable prices.
Certainly, Hải Vân is a must-visit destination for tourists to Central Việt Nam.
By BINH NGUYÊN
Source: The Saigon Times