Vietnam’s Hai Van (Sea Cloud) Pass was listed ninth in a list of the top 10 most scenic drives in the world by UK newspaper The Guardian.
The pass is located along the Hai Van mountain side, between Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang city in the Central Vietnam . Standing 500 meters above sea level, it is the highest and arguably the most beautiful pass in Vietnam . It has become well known to tourists from its appearance on the popular UK motoring show Top Gear in 2008.
According to the newspaper, travellers can hire motorbikes or cars to ride along the pass as part of a one-day loop. At the top of the pass, visitors stand in awe at the amazing and beautiful views.
The pass has a length of 23 kilometres and contains a series of hairpin turns, steep inclines and breath-taking vistas.
Topping The Guardian’s list is the Sa Calobra Highway in Mallorca, Spain, while roads in Japan, Norway, Brazil and Nambia were among others featured.