Four spectacular passes in the Northwest Vietnam should addressed in adventurers' bucket lists

When it comes to the Northern of Vietnam, spectacular and legendary passes such as Ma Phi Leng, O Quy Ho, Ma Phuc, Khau Pha, Pha Din must be in bucket lists for adventurers who fascinated bt exotic travel.
August 15, 2020 | 07:28
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Ma Pi Leng Pass

Ma Pi Leng is the name of the jagged stretch of rocky street in Ha Giang region, around 20 km since quite a while ago, situated on the Happy Road connecting the Ha Giang town, Dong Van and Meo Vac regions.

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Ma Pi Leng in the language of Hmong individuals signifies “Pony nose” refering the sudden mountain inclines. The street twisting through the precipices, passing Ma Pi Leng summit at a height of 2,000 meters, underneath is Nho Que stream, light and slight as a string.

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Khau Pha Pass

From Yen Bai City, vice along Highway 32 about 5 hours, through communal Tu Le, Khau Pha Pass, Mu Cang Chai district appear among a plateau surrounded by mountains identical. The winding stretch of road passes between the old forests are bold and pristine slopes terraced fields of H’Mong, Thai people.

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Khau Pha in golden season. Photo: vnexpress
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O Quy Ho Pass

O Quy Ho pass with a length of over 40km. It's located at an altitude of over 2000 meters, on the National Highway 4D crossing Hoang Lien Son range, the top of the pass is free between two provinces of Lai Chau and Lao Cai.

According to the legend of O Quy Ho Pass, in the past, in this mountain area. There was a bird with a loud cry, associated with the legend of the couple's love story. Therefore, over time, it was the voice of O Quy Ho of that bird that named the famous pass.

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Pha Din Pass

Pha Din Pass is one of the most highlight tour to Dien Bien Phu Vietnam. In the local language, Pha Din means "heaven and earth", also a reference to the height of this pass. Its highest point is 1648m above sea level. The terrain of the mountain is very dangerous, uneven, one side is steep and one is deep. The contiguous place between the land and sky, according to the language of the Thai people.

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