Despite being a small country in the world map, Vietnam owns plenty of fabulous and awe-inspiring landscapes and seascapes, which appeal to a lot of nature and beauty lovers. Vietnam might have some of the best riding roads in the world. The following amazing mountain pass in Vietnam recommended by Chungxe are supposed to be wonders you should not lose out on.
If you are not an astonishingly good rider, traveling around these four pass is a little bit risky as there are a lot of spiral curves there. All these passes are reachable from Hanoi so if you are an astonishingly good rider, you can ride a motorbike by renting a motorcycle from Hanoi to these locations or else you can accompany with an experienced backpackers to discover these four must-visit mountain pass in Vietnam.
1. O Quy Ho Pass
O Quy Ho Pass is located in Tam Duong District, Lai Chau Province. With the altitude above 2000m and the length up to 50km, O Quy Ho Pass is a famous destination for travelers. Located on the highway connecting two provinces of Lao Cai and Lai Chau, the peak of this pass is the boundary of the two regions. As O Quy Ho passes through the Hoang Lien Son range, it creates a scenic road trip with many winding roads and majestic mountain scenery.
This pass is really a challenge for long-distance riders as it provides the dangerous road, however, if overcome fears and climb, travelers will have a chance to admire the clouds floating like a fairy realm. While driving along the mountain pass, you can feel the mountain clouds passing while looking down at the green forests with beautiful terraced fields far away.
As the most tortuous and difficult mountain pass in Vietnam, its risky hairpin curves attract and challenge all kind of adventurous motorists. However, these trials reward successful explorers with victorious thrills driving through the limitless curves there. Standing on the top of O Quy Ho with the sight over the horizon, the endless sky and limitless mountains are spread beneath one’s view, mixed with the looming green fields and endless tracks around the mountains. The rivers of clouds above flow in the windy sky build up the nostalgic atmosphere that provides tourists the feelings of being wild birds.
2. Khau Pha Pass
Located on elevation of 1,200 meters above sea level, the temperature is quite low, so the Khau Phau, a mountain pass in Vietnam often has cloud cover. The road is rugged, winding winding, squeezing through the rolling mountains or pristine jungle, and especially the picturesque terraced fields of the Thai, H’Mong.
This pass is really a challenge for long-distance riders as it provides the dangerous road, however, if overcome fears and climb, travelers will have a chance to admire the clouds floating like a fairy realm. While driving along the mountain pass, you can feel the mountain clouds passing while looking down at the green forests with beautiful terraced fields far away
Paddy season is the most beautiful one in Khau Pha, approximated in September or October , when the rice terraces on foot golden paddy field. This is the time when many tourists choose to conquer Pass and sightseeing. Also, come here, tourists can admire the winding stretch of road passes between the pristine jungle, wild. In the forest is preserved and preserved variety of plant and animal you like: black gibbons, gray; oil pine, to her and all kinds of birds, other rare animals.
3. Ma Pi Leng Pass
Ma Pi Leng – the name is not new, is the first choice for tourists who want to explore Ha Giang. Ma Pi Leng, a mountain pass in Vietnam while not long, but is the most rugged pass in the northern mountain. It is referred to as the “king” of Vietnam passes. Ma Pi Leng pass with one side is the deep chasms, another side is the erect cliff, which has been a big challenge to those who preferred adventure. After crossing the slopes, visitors set foot on the top of Ma Pi Leng, will suddenly surprise the majestic mountains appear in the sky.
Nothing can portray the layer upon layer, mile upon mile of the mountain, the magic of the cloud, the depths of the abyss, and the green Nho Que river at the foothills. With the majestic scenery, the visitors will think that they are almost halfway up the sky.
With rugged terrain and spectacular unspoiled scenery, Ma Pi Leng Pass deserves as one of the “big four Pass” of the northwest region of Vietnam. Standing on top of Ma Pi Leng, watching the majestic landscape, this is the most experience that can not be said. Just that, the name of Ma Pi Leng make those who passion in traveling will desire to arrive, and certainly, they will return many times more.
4. Pha Din Pass
The highest point of the pass is 1648m above sea level. The terrain of the mountain pass in Vietnam 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. It’s also the beginning of the journey of dragging high-level artillery with the strength of the Vietnamese soldiers in the campaign that led to the victory of Dien Bien Phu history
Nowadays, traveling on Pha Din is not a difficult job given the road now is in great condition. Once you pass the top, the newly-made road goes lower and less steep than the original one. The scenery is just wonderful anyway!
Pha Din Pass carrying the legend of the competition horse martial of Northwest people, have now been slashed altitude, running along the slopes gentle, while the old mountain pass above remain high for people Popular adventure travel conquer.
Highway 6 through the top of Pha Din is laid down, but still wanderous near by interior walls, but the surface of road is very beautiful, and even go down the Tuan Giao town, the fields and the villages more gnarled out more, a painting peaceful and romantic out front.
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