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Hai Van Pass was the plan for our next day of touring. First we flew south to Da Nang and then drove over the stunning scenery of the Hai Van Pass before descending to Hue. We arrived in Da Nang, and I felt it was very clean, green and felt more organised than Hanoi. Our new guide was so nice and told us that people are moving out of the bigger cites and coming to places like Da Nang for the beach and the mountains. And I can understand why, I really felt at peace here. They are in the process of building a port here for future cruises. So I do hope one day to return to this beautiful city and see how it develops in the future.
These are traditional fishing nets that were shown on the way to the Hai Van Pass. We had an early start this day, we left our hotel at 7.30 am and landed in Da Nang at 11.48 am. Hai Van Pass in English translates to Ocean Cloud Pass. As you normally see all these elements on the way up and down the mountain.
To experience this is like what they did in the Top Gear episode which if you are interested about, you can find more here
There is also a train that goes through the mountain. Our guide told us that the journey time from Hanoi to Saigon is over forty hours.
When we came down the mountain, we stopped off a restaurant for lunch.
I could not eat anything there so I went off to take pictures of the bay and found this beautiful cats. And they were the thinnest cats I have seen for such a long time.
Our tour manager had told the group that this restaurant had the tastiest spring rolls in Vietnam. A lot of the group including my mum agreed.
We eventually left this restaurant at 3.15 pm and we had another hour and a quarter of travelling time to Hue. When we finally arrived after 9 hrs travelling time. Not what I was expecting but the Hai Van Pass was an amazing experience to have had.