5 mountain pass leaving you gobsmacked in Vietnam

5 mountain pass leaving you gobsmacked in Vietnam

Adventure is out there on these heady paths across Vietnam’s highlands

Ma Pi Leng

5 mountain pass leaving you gobsmacked in VietnamMa Pi Leng Pass. Photo by Hachi8

Connecting Dong Van and Meo Vac in Ha Giang Province, Ma Pi Leng is considered one the four most dangerous passes in Vietnam. It stretches 20 kilometers (12.7 miles) and runs between a mountain that rises 2,000 meters.

Pha Din

5 mountain pass leaving you gobsmacked in VietnamPha Din Pass. Photo by Nguyen Hoai Phuong

Running 32km from Son La Province to Dien Bien Province, Pha Din was named by the Thai ethnic group and means Earth and Heaven.

O Quy Ho

5 mountain pass leaving you gobsmacked in VietnamO Quy Ho Pass. Photo by My Hanh

Lying 2,000 meters above sea level, O Quy Ho, 50 km long, links Lao Cai and Lai Chau in the northern highlands. This pass is dangerous for travelers due to the steep abysses that lie along the way. Yet once you have overcomed your fear, you will be rewarded with the feeling of indulging your soul and body in an ocean of clouds.

Khau Pha

5 mountain pass leaving you gobsmacked in Vietnam
Khau Pha Pass. Photo by Vu Tuan Anh

Khau Pha means the sky’s horn. The pass in Yen Bai Province stuns travelers with its twists and turns with high mountains on the one side and a deep valley on the other.

Hai Van Pass

This is the most famous pass in central Vietnam, and stretches 20km between Hue and Da Nang. Thanks to its stunning scenery, Hai Van is adored by both visitors and locals, who use it as the backdrop for their wedding photos.

Video by Tran Trung Viet

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