Explore The Unique Don Ca Arch Bridge In Hai Van Pass
The Hai Van Pass is recognized as one of the world's top ten most beautiful coastal roads. This pass is not only connected with numerous historical events, but it is also a wonderful place for many travelers due to its spectacular and artistic beauty that captivates everyone’s heart. The perilous death curve, together with zigzag roads, will create a challenging trek for backpackers and bring incredibly unique experiences.
As part of an elevated railway track, nestling at the foot of the Hai Van Pass, connecting the Hai Van Nam Station based in Da Nang’s Lien Chieu District with to Hai Van Bac Station located in neighboring Thua Thien Hue Province’s Phu Loc District, the Don Ca arch bridge boasts its pristine beauty, immersing itself into unspoiled natural surroundings.
Don Ca Arch Bridge is located at Hai Van Bac Station, Phu Loc, Thua Thien Hue, at the foot of Hai Van Pass. This is a railway bridge with unique architecture, the foot of the bridge is dome-shaped and spans a small stream in the area of Hai Van Pass. Thanks to its special structure and location, this place was once ranked among the top 10 most beautiful coastal roads in the world voted by the Guardian newspaper.
When viewed from above, the Don Ca arch bridge in Da Nang immediately reminds people of the famous Glenfinnan railway in Lochaber, Scotland in the classic film Harry Potter.
Currently, this is not only a bridge that plays an important role in the North-South railway line but also a check-in location that attracts many tourists. Most visitors feel overwhelmed by the magnificent nature when they set foot here. Tourists come here not only to admire the scenery and take pictures but also to have the opportunity to relax in the clear, cool stream.
Along the way to Cau Vom is also a check-in corner that many young people love. Not only is it a beautiful photography location in Hue, but the arch bridge at the foot of Hai Van Pass is also an ideal camping place for backpacking trips and fun weekends.
Around the years 1881 – 1885, the first railway line in Vietnam lasted 70km, connecting Saigon – My Tho was started by the French. Until the early 20th century, they continued to implement the railway through Hai Van Pass with a total length of 28km, accompanied by 18 bridges over the stream flowing through the pass.
According to recorded history, the Don Ca bridge was built around 1902-1906, the architecture of the bridge with 4 arches, built mainly of stone, 20m high with a length of about 100m.
Currently, this is not only an important bridge in the North-South railway, but also a check-in place that attracts many tourists because of the unique beauty that nature bestows.
When visitors drive vehicles on concrete roads must be very careful because the road is quite small and wet, and moss clinging to the road surface will cause slippery. Due to having to travel on the narrow and rocky railway, visitors need to prepare in advance a pair of shoes with good grip and smooth feet to facilitate movement.
At the location of the Don Ca arch bridge, visitors can not only admire the beauty of the majestic Hai Van but also admire the deep blue sea color of Lang Co Bay. Along with “the world’s most majestic scenery” at the top, the pass is voted by the famous American travel magazine Travel + Leisure as one of the 10 most beautiful routes in the world in the middle, the Hai Van range also has an arch bridge. Don Ca with classical French architecture at the foot of the mountain will certainly not disappoint visitors when once visiting.
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