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Hai Van Pass: an awesome coastal road trip in the Central Vietnam

15:42 | 22/08/2020

Hai Van Pass, which has been voted as one in 10 most beautiful coastal roads in the world by the Guardian newspaper in 2015, has always been a dream destination for many tourists because of its awesome beauty.

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The UK’s Guardian magazine has named Vietnam’s Hai Van (Sea Cloud) Pass among the top 10 great scenic drives in the world.

hai van pass an awesome coastal road trip in the central vietnam
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Hai Van pass is considered as the most dangerous road in Vietnam with "deadly" bends, it lures a lot of tourists with the scenery with one side of the mountain, the other side is the immense sea view.

hai van pass an awesome coastal road trip in the central vietnam
Photo: Vietnamcoracle

It is famous for a number of reasons: as a geographic and political boundary between ancient kingdoms; as a climatic divide between the tropical south and the subtropical north; and as a strategic military post during times of war, both ancient and modern.

hai van pass an awesome coastal road trip in the central vietnam
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Hai Van pass also becomes polular checking place for tourist when they travel to Da Nang or Hue

hai van pass an awesome coastal road trip in the central vietnam
Photo: Thomas Ba
hai van pass an awesome coastal road trip in the central vietnam
Panorama view Hai Van pass. Photo: Thomas Ba
hai van pass an awesome coastal road trip in the central vietnam
Photo: Thomas Ba

However, not many tourists know that right at the foot of the majestic Hai Van pass, there is a super beautiful arch bridge named Don Ca, located in the boundary between Da Nang and Hue.

hai van pass an awesome coastal road trip in the central vietnam
Photo: Danangfantasicity

Because the location is quite hidden, few people know the presence of this bridge. But once you have seen this "super huge" arch bridge with your own eyes, you will have chance to enjoy a scene that is not much different those which still appears in the Western films.

hai van pass an awesome coastal road trip in the central vietnam
Photo: Danangfantasicity
hai van pass an awesome coastal road trip in the central vietnam
Photo: Danangfantasycity

Don Ca arch bridge is dome-shaped and crosses a small stream. Its special structure and location make the bridge look like a sky gate.

hai van pass an awesome coastal road trip in the central vietnam
Photo: Dulichgo
hai van pass an awesome coastal road trip in the central vietnam
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From above, the train path along with the arch bridge is like a soft silk stretching across the mountain.

hai van pass an awesome coastal road trip in the central vietnam
Photo: Checkindanang
hai van pass an awesome coastal road trip in the central vietnam
Photo: Checkindanang
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