Posted on 10/28/2008

Photo taken on March 23, 2003

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Hai Van Pass

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View from the Hai Van Pass

View from the Hai Van Pass
As the pass was covered in clouds I couldn't make any photos from the pass top. The pass also called ocean clouds pass and we'd a direct feeling to the clouds on its top.
Now there is constructed a tunnel through the mountain and its not necessary anymore to go over the pass.
Hai Van Pass in Vietnamese: Đèo Hải Vân, is a mountain pass on National Road 1A in Vietnam. It traverses a spur of the larger Annamite Range that parallels the South China Sea. The pass is located on the border of Danang and Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, near Bach Ma National Park.
Translated into English, Hai Van means "ocean clouds", and thus the pass is known for its misty vapors rising from the sea, reducing visibility. Historically, the pass has long been an obstacle on the north-south road of Vietnam and was an physical division between the Kingdom of Champa and Dai Viet. The twisting road on the pass has long been a challenge for many Vietnamese drivers but nowadays, since the completion of Hai Van Tunnel, the traffic flow has been facilitated.

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