9 Mountain Passes to explore in Vietnam
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Wind Pass is a pass on national highway 3 in Ngan Son district, Bac Kan province, Vietnam. The pass is 50 km north of Bac Kan town, and 10 km south of Ngan Son district town. The top of the pass has an altitude of 800 m above sea level. At the top of the pass, there is Deo Gio village, which has a sightseeing stop and buys local products. The pass is also considered a "dangerous road" with many traffic accidents.
The Ngang Pass is a mountain pass on the border of the provinces of Quảng Bình and Hà Tĩnh, in the North Central Coast of Vietnam. National Route 1A crosses it as it traverses the Hoành Sơn, a side-spur of the larger Annamite Range. The pass is 2,560 m long, ascending to the height of 250 m. Historical French texts refer to the pass as Porte d'Annam.
Khau Phạ Pass, which lies between Văn Chấn District and Mù Căng Chải District, is the most rugged and longest pass on National Highway 32 with a length of 30 kilometers. The area is known for terraced rice paddies.
The Mã Pí Lèng Pass is a mountain pass on the Highway 4C in the territory of Pai Lung and Pa Vi commune, Hà Giang Province, North Vietnam. It is approximately 20 kilometres long, on the section of the Highway 4C connecting the towns of Đồng Văn and Mèo Vạc. It is at the altitude of 1,500 m. The road was first built by Yao, H'mong, Tay, and Lolo minority people. This section of the Highway 4C was constructed in the years of 1960
The Ngoạn Mục Pass, also called the Sông Pha pass, after Sông Pha at the foot of the pass, is a scenic mountain pass in Vietnam between Ninh Thuận province and the Lang Biang plateau. It was known to the French as Bellevue Pass. It is one of the beautiful mountain pass which was located in the heart of the Ninh Thuan province.
O Quy Ho Pass, Pass O Quy Ho or pass Hoang Lien Son is Pass on Highway 4D in areas bordering the two provinces of Lao Cai and Lai Chau, Vietnam. This is one of the longest, rugged and majestic mountain pass routes in the northern mountains of Vietnam.