In Vietnam, we have appellation “Four great mountain passes” for the 4 most rugged and beautiful passes in the Northwest. If you’re traveler who loves trekking, let’s once conquered these road passes.
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1. O Quy Ho Pass
O Quy Ho Pass in Lao Cai province, also called Hoang Lien or also known as another dainty name: May (cloud) Pass, because it is covered by clouds all year round. At 2,073 meters above sea level, the 50-kilometer pass is one of the longest and most rugged and majestic passages in the northwest. O Quy Ho is also known as “the king of passes in the northwest”.
The pass is associated with a legend, where a fairy and a lumberjack named O Quy Ho met and fell in love. Because they could not get married, the fairy turned into a bird and flew over the mountain, calling out his name “O Quy Ho”. Nowadays, The road over O Quy Ho pass has been upgraded but it is still difficult and winding passes and is an inspiring destination for adventurous travelers.
2. Ma Pi Leng Pass
Ma Pi Leng is one of the most spectacular mountain passes. Ma Pi Leng literally means “horse nose”. Figuratively, it means the danger of a vertical mountain, which can make a climbing horse stop breathing. On Ma Pi Leng’s peak, visitors will feel as if they are lost in heaven with the amazing scenery of the green Nho Que river.
Ma Pi Leng in Ha Giang province, It is located on the Happy road connecting the towns of Dong Van and Meo Vac. The Happy road was built by tens of thousands of young volunteers from 16 ethnic groups from 1959-1965. It is considered the “Great Wall” of Vietnam or the Pyramid of the Mong.
And not to be missed is the deepest alley in Southeast Asia – Tu San alley with cliff height up to 800 m, 1.7 km long and nearly 1 km deep. This is also a unique wonder of the Dong Van rocky plateau.
3. Pha Din Pass
Pha Din is a mountain pass route associated with the heroic achievements in history. Pha Din pass belongs to Dien Bien province, with a length of 32km. Coming to Pha Din is coming to the poetic and majestic beauty of nature.
In the middle of Pha Din are floating clouds and small villages scattered at its base. Standing on the steep slope, visitors can see the Muong Quai valley amid immense green mountains.
4. Khau Pha Pass
In the Thai language, “Khau Pha” means “sky-high horn”. The pass is named after that because the pass is often covered with mist and the top of the mountain pass rises like a sea of clouds. Khau Pha is located between Van Chan and Mu Cang Chai districts in Yen Bai province, is at an altitude of between 1,200 and 1,500 meters above sea level.
The pass is most beautiful in September and October when the terraced fields turn golden with ripe rice. This is the time that bikers come to this place to enjoy.
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