Top 7 Places That Any Backpacker Wants To Conquer In Vietnam

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Pass roads always contain danger but possess a majestic natural beauty. Here are the 7 most beautiful but rugged pass routes in Vietnam that any backpacker wants to conquer in Vietnam.

Top 7 Places That Any Backpacker Wants To Conquer In Vietnam
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#1: Ma Pi Leng (Ha Giang) 

Ma Pi Leng pass is known as the "king" of the rugged roads in Vietnam. Pass road runs 20 km long, located in the population of Dong Van geological park. One of the four great peaks of the Northwest mountain pass challenges any adventurer because the road runs around the back of the mountain, the two sides have the Nho Que rock cliff and the most majestic deep alley in Southeast Asia.

Ma Pi Leng Pass is one of the indispensable highlight destinations in the best Ha Giang tours 2019

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#2: O Quy Ho pass (Lai Chau - Lao Cai)

Famous for its length of 50 km, O Quy Ho pass holds a record of its length in the Northwest mountainous region. This pass is located on the national highway 4D crossing Hoang Lien Son range, connecting the two provinces of Lao Cai and . The place is known as the Heaven Gate because it is surrounded by clouds on the top of a height of 2,000 m. It is covered all year round with dew, beautiful scenery like a place of cradling. On days when the temperature is low, the top of the pass can cover snow and ice, obscuring the view for dangerous people moving.

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#3: Pha Din pass (Dien Bien)

Pha Din Pass (Dien Bien) possesses a terrain with one side of a steep cliff, one side is a deep pool and countless steep bends. This is the reason why this place is known as one of the most dangerous passes in the Northwest. At an altitude of more than 1,000 meters above sea level, visitors will watch the whole picture of nature painted by the mountains, spreading throughout the space.

#4: Khau Pha pass (Yen Bai)

Khau Pha Pass (Yen Bai) is one of the four great peaks of the pass in the North, located in the border area between Van Chan and Mu Cang Chai districts. This is the way to go through many famous landmarks such as La Pan Tan, Mu Cang Chai, Tu Le _.. From the view on the Khau Pha Pass, visitors can fully admire the whole scenery of terraced fields. immensity. The winding mountain roads and slopes of Vietnam ’s top ranks in this place is a challenge for any brave driver. 

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#5: Hai Van pass (Da Nang - Thua Thien Hue)

Hai Van pass lies between the boundary of Thu‌a Thien Hue province and Da Nang city, belonging to Truong Son mountain range. From an altitude of nearly 500 m on the top, visitors can admire the Lang Co fishing village and the whole city of Da Nang. Although there are now tunnel tunnels through the pass, many tourists still prefer to travel by motorbike on this road to enjoy. Traveling by train to Da Nang is a suggestion for those who want to slowly watch the whole scenery of the mountains and the sea at Hai Van Pass from above.

#6: Ma Phuc Pass (Cao Bang)

Ma Phuc pass is located about 20 km east of Cao Bang city. This is the most beautiful pass on National Highway 3 from Phu Lo to Ta Lung border gate. Winding road winding road along limestone mountains, is like a heavenly treasure of Cao Bang land. Although not as dangerous as O Quy Ho or Ma Pi Leng, the mountain pass here also makes the drivers have to be careful on the first trip.

#7:Thung Khe pass (Hoa Binh)

Thun‌g Khe Pass (Hoa Binh) is known as one of the most beautiful roads in Hoa Binh province. There are no steep slopes or "burning brakes" but there are many dangers by large vehicles going up and down every day. Limestone layers of white sand sweep down a cliff, cloud cover all year round making this place as beautiful as a fairyland. Anyone who travels through the pass wants to stop to check-in and enjoy the natural scenery from above.

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