Oh how Vietnam likes to tantalize, its landscapes rolling onwards from the surreal to the sublime.
Local women crouched down in flowing rice paddies. Exotic lagoons that spill their colors into the South China Sea. Vibrantly painted tombs juxtaposed with miles of virgin white sand. Delightful villages where cabbage is sold from bicycle stalls. And conical-hatted fishermen walk beneath enduring wooden architecture.
The Hai Van Pass showcases it all. It is the country’s most beautiful drive. Hai Van Pass is closed to traffic but you’ll enjoy special access for a leisurely three-hour journey. Arrive in Hoi An and you discover a new landscape, the quintessence of local life along the heavenly Thu Bon Riverfront.