Lonely Planet chooses Hai Van Pass, the winding road in Ha Giang, and the Da Lat – Nha Trang route as the most beautiful backpacking roads in Vietnam.
Possessing the misty passes in the North, the bumpy trails in the rice fields in the South, or the highway lying along the central coast, Vietnam is an ideal destination for motorbike or car adventures. , Lonely Planet was introduced. No matter what kind of car you choose to ride, do not miss the following 7 roads.
Hai Van Pass
Starting from Da Nang and ending at Lang Co beach, Hue, Hai Van pass is about 20 km long. Thanks to the tunnel through the mountain, the Hai Van pass has reduced the number of vehicles passing, making this place even easier for drivers who are passionate about the beautiful scenery and want to stop and check-in.
Hai Van is a pass crossing the high mountains connecting Da Nang – Hue, one side facing the sea, the other side is rolling hills. This place was voted as one of the most check-in streets on Instagram. Stopping at the top of the pass, visitors still find small cafes to enjoy a cup of iced milk coffee and admire the Hai Van Quan ruins. The end of the pass is the dreamy Lang Co beach, just an hour away from the center of Hue. Photo: Tuabiht Rellahcs/Flickr
Road through Ha Giang
The route through Ha Giang province is estimated to be 350 km long. Because there are too many sleeve bends, up and down slopes, visitors should go sightseeing at a moderate pace, spend more time enjoying local cuisine, or photograph terraced fields in the ripe rice season.
Going on the roads of Ha Giang , visitors will experience high mountain peaks, murmuring streams and waterfalls to discovering communities of many ethnic minorities. Going to Ha Giang will take at least 3-5 days to both move and experience because not only do you drive on winding roads, you can also trek through the forest, ride a boat down the river or climb a cave. Ma Pi Leng Pass is one of the most majestic roads with jagged rock on one side and the green Nho Que River on the other. Photo: Khanh Tran
Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall
From Cao Bang to Ban Gioc waterfall, the distance is about 80 km. The trip to the most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam will take visitors through green farms, ethnic villages, and even turquoise lakes to reach the Vietnam – China border. On that road, visitors must definitely pass Ma Phuc, the most beautiful and majestic pass in Cao Bang province. Photo: Minh Duc
Da Lat – Nha Trang
About 135 km from Da Lat mountain town to Nha Trang coastal city is also a beautiful road worth experiencing by motorbike or car. The journey starts from the hills full of green pine, strawberry, coffee, and flower farms of Dalat all year round, cool in fog and clouds, to the calm sea, long sandy shore, and warm fresh sunshine in Nha Trang. Photo: Tran Ngoc Anh
Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho
The route from Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho is 70 km long and is also a route to explore the West, the rich Mekong Delta region. Once leaving the dusty Ho Chi Minh City and heading to the West of the river, visitors will immediately see the scenery on the roadside changing with green fields of rice and orchards. In addition to walking, having come here, visitors must at least once experience sailing through the canals, exploring gardens, visiting floating markets, enjoying noodles… Photo: Sebastian Hanke
The road through Con Son island
The road around Con Son island is about 25 km long. Con Son is the largest and inhabited island of Con Dao District , Ba Ria – Vung Tau province. This place has winding coastal roads that are suitable for traveling by motorbike because visitors can both admire the scenery and stop from one point to another.
Visitors depart from Dam Trau Beach with a long coastline near the airport, passing through hillsides, prisons during the French colonial period, along the pristine beaches and back to the original point. Photo: Tiep Nguyen/Shutterstock
Ho Chi Minh road
The Trans-Vietnam route going from South to North lasts about 1,880 km, connecting the two largest cities in the country, Ho Chi Minh City and the capital Hanoi. This is the route that many Westerners who love motorbikes choose when they have little time to explore Vietnam. The Ho Chi Minh Road takes visitors along the majestic Truong Son mountain range, through famous national parks such as Phong Nha – Ke Bang, Cuc Phuong… to the Red River Delta before merging with the hustle and bustle of traffic. in the old streets of Hanoi. Photo: Ser Borakovskyy/Shutterstock
(According to Lonely Planet )
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