Hai Van Pass in central Vietnam. Photo by Shutterstock/Andy Tran.
The Hai Van mountain pass between Thua Thien-Hue Province and Da Nang City in central Vietnam is the world’s fourth most beautiful drive, according to Travel+Leisure.
The U.S. travel publication compiled the list of the world’s most stunning routes based on Instagram data analysis.
With over 55,000 pictures tagged #HaiVanPass on Instagram, the world’s largest photo sharing network, the pass ranked behind the Great Ocean Road (Australia), Big Sur (California) and Jebel Hafeet (United Arab Emirates).
The site recommended that those driving in the pass should slow down when weather conditions become foggy.
Crossing over a spur in the Truong Son mountain range, it lies 500 m above sea level.
The 25-kilometer-long pass is popular among thrill-seeking motorcyclists due to its winding roads, sudden curves and blind corners.
Lang Co Bay at the foot of the Hai Van Pass. Photo by Shutterstock/Andy Tran.
Travel bloggers have described the road as a ribbon crossing heaven and earth.
Lying below the pass is Lang Co Bay, which became famous after being recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful in 2009 by Germany’s World Bays.
In 2015 British broadsheet The Guardian named Hai Van Pass among the world’s 10 most beautiful coastal roads.