Hai Van Pass is a natural boundary between provinces of Hue and da Nang City, crossing the Bach Ma Mountain Range with its length of 21 km winding across the towering mountains. With the highest peak of 496 m above sea level, hai Van Pass is considered as one of the most beautiful và impressive coastal passes in the world.

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Hai Van Pass

Hai Van means “Sea Clouds”, since the peak of the mountain is in the clouds while its foot is close lớn the sea, like a fairy-tale place. Hai Van Pass also has two other names: Ai Van & Deo nhì Van.

The beauty of hai Van Pass is indescribable. From the pass, you can see the Bach Ma Mountain Range in the mist. North of the pass, you can admire Lang Co cất cánh with its stretching white sand beach. South of the pass, da Nang thành phố is viewed from above.

Hai Van Pass is known as the most dangerous mountain pass in the whole Vietnam because of the winding & narrow road with a steep slope of 45 degrees. You will see accident warnings appearing regularly along the road. However, visiting nhì Van Pass will definitely bring you an unforgettable experience.

Hai Van Pass

Currently, there are 2 ways for passing hai Van Pass:

1. Tunnel through nhì Van Pass

Since June 2005, the 7 km long Hai Van tunnel was completed & put into operation, making the traffic between thất bại Thien Hue & Da Nang city more convenient và much safer. Most of the cars & buses choose lớn go through the tunnel to lớn cross nhì Van Pass so the passengers are not able lớn enjoy the magnificent scenery.

Ticket price:

Transport: 25,000 - 30,000 VND per vehicle Pedestrians: 8,000 VND per person

2. Nhị Van Pass

The route through Hai Van Pass is much more interesting for tourists. You should choose this route for crossing the mountains if you want to explore & fully experience the feeling of conquering nhì Van Pass.

Ticket price: No charge

Hai Van Gate

Hai Van Gate, also known as hai Van Quan, is located on the vị trí cao nhất of nhị Van Pass. If you have conquered the spectacular roads of nhị Van Pass, bởi vì not miss khổng lồ visit nhì Van Gate.

Hai Van Pass

Hai Van Gate is recognized as a national historical relic. This gate was built by using red bricks during the Tran Dynasty and later restored in 1926 under the reign of Minh mang (Nguyen Dynasty). The gate facing lose Thien Hue province is carved with three words “Hải Vân Quan”, which means nhị Van Gate. The other gate looking towards to da Nang & Quang phái nam Province has an inscription “Thien ha de nhat hung quan”, meaning the marvelous wonder.

Standing on hai Van Gate, you will admire the panoramic view of nhì Van Pass with trắng clouds và spectacular roads, rolling hills và mountains. You will see the xanh sky and blue sea as one.

Hai Van Pass

How to get to nhì Van Pass

Hai Van Pass is located trăng tròn km from da Nang City and 80 km from Hue City. You can get there by using various means of transportation.

Hai Van Pass

By Car

Travelling by car is a popular way to lớn visit nhì Van Pass. Just make sure not to drive through the tunnel. When traveling by car, visiting other famous destinations on the way is very convenient as you can discover all the main tourist destinations in Central Vietnam such as domain authority Nang, Hue, Hoi An.

By Tourist Bus

Tourist bus running between Hoi An & Hue makes a short stop at hai Van Pass & other attractions for sightseeing. The bus stops at hai Van Gate for about 20-30 minutes letting your lớn soak up the surrounding landscapes.

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Read our đánh giá of the Sightseeing Bus from Hue lớn Hoi An that took us to see the magnificent nhì Van Pass & other famous attractions such as Marble Mountains and Lang co Beach.

Sightseeing Bus from Hue to Hoi An

By Motorbike

This is the best transport for you to lớn fully experience the feeling of conquering nhì Van Pass. Traveling by motorbike, you can flexibly stop at many places on the pass for sightseeing, photography or relaxing.

You can rent a motorbike at the starting point (Hue, da Nang or Hoi An) và return it at your destination. When coming from domain authority Nang, it can take about 40 minutes to reach the foot of nhị Van Pass. You should check your motorbike carefully before getting on the road. Nhị Van Pass is a mountain road so you need lớn drive at low speed và it is best lớn go before sunset to lớn avoid accidents.

By Bicycle

Conquering nhì Van Pass by bicycle is also a popular choice between adventurous people. Of course, you have lớn be in good shape khổng lồ conquer this route.

By Train

Hai Van Pass is crossed when traveling by train between Hue & Da Nang. While on the train, you can enjoy the wonderful scenery of nhị Van, which is located on the east side of the railroad, close to the sea. The train on this route passes 18 bridges & 6 underground tunnels, the shortest of which is 85 m, the longest is 600 m. You just sit on the train & your eyes are delighted khổng lồ admire the view of the hills, sea, sky and clouds.

Train from domain authority Nang lớn Hue

By Private Transfer

When traveling in a group, booking a private transfer khổng lồ visit nhì Van Pass can be a really good idea. With private transfer, you can easily combine visiting hai Van Pass with further exploration of da Nang và the surrounding area. You can conveniently pre-book a Private oto Charter and create your own itinerary.

Best time lớn visit nhị Van Pass

The best time to lớn visit nhị Van Pass is during the day time (from 08:00 to 17:00) in summer months, from April to July.

You can also visit hai Van Pass from December to lớn March. However, the weather might be a bit cold at this time. Therefore, you must make sure lớn bring enough warm clothes with you.

Avoid going to nhì Van Pass during the rainy season because the road might be slippery. On a foggy and cloudy day it is difficult khổng lồ take nice photos and fully admire the beauty.

Hai Van Pass


After getting down from hai Van Pass lớn Hue side, you can stop khổng lồ admire the view of the scenic Lang co Bay.

Stay connected during your trip with Vietnam SIM Card. You can book it và pick it up at Da Nang International Airport.

During the rainy season, going via nhì Van Pass by motorbike is not recommended as it can be dangerous.