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Hai Van Pass among world’s top 10 best scenic drives

UK magazine, The Guardian, has listed Hai Van (Sea Cloud) Pass in Vietnam among the top 10 great scenic drives in the world.

According to the magazine, 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 of the amazing and beautiful views.

The magazine also quotes praises from the former Top Gear host, Jeremy Clarkson. As he puts it, the road is, “a deserted ribbon of perfection – one of the best coast roads in the world.”

Hai Van Pass is situated along the Hai Van mountain side, on the border of Thua Thien-Hue Province and Danang.

The most spectacular section spans 21 kilometers and comprises a series of hairpin turns, steep inclines and breath-taking vistas. Reaching a peak elevation of 496 meters, Hai Van Pass is often shrouded in a mist that rises from the sea.

Rounding out the list of top 10 are Carretera de Sa Calobra of Mallorca, Irohazaka Roads of Japan, The Old Strynefjell Mountain Road of Norway, Grimsel Pass of Switzerland, Serra do Rio do Rastro Road of Brazil, Rim Rock Drive of the US, Skeleton coast of Namibia, The Loneliest Road of the US, and Road to the Isles of Scotland.

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