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Have you ever heard of the Four Great Passes of Vietnam?

Tuesday, November 01, 2022, 09:28 GMT+7
Have you ever heard of the Four Great Passes of Vietnam?
O Quy Ho Pass sits in the border of Lai Chau and Lao Cai provinces, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre News

The northern mountainous region of Vietnam is home to the country’s Four Great Passes – must-see attractions for those who seek adventure in the Southeast Asian country.

They are known to be the highest and most dangerous passes in Vietnam, but the stunning landscapes they provide make them a worthy adventure for thrill seekers.

Travelers drive motorbikes on Khau Pha Pass in Yen Bai Province, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre News

Travelers drive motorbikes on Khau Pha Pass in Yen Bai Province, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

The Four Great Passes include Ma Pi Leng in Ha Giang Province, O Quy Ho along the border of Lai Chau and Lao Cai Provinces, Khau Pha in Yen Bai Province, and Pha Din along the border of Son La and Dien Bien Provinces.

O Quy Ho Pass in the border of Lai Chau and Lao Cai provinces, VIetnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre News

O Quy Ho Pass along the border of Lai Chau and Lao Cai Provinces, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

A look of Nho Que River from Ma Pi Leng Pass in Ha Giang Province, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre News

A look of Nho Que River from Ma Pi Leng Pass in Ha Giang Province, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Travelers drive motorbikes on Ma Pi Leng Pass in the northern mountaiouns province of Ha Giang. Photo: Quang DInh / Tuoi Tre News

Travelers drive motorbikes on Ma Pi Leng Pass in the northern mountaiouns province of Ha Giang. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Specifically, Ma Pi Leng is 1,200m high and 20km long, O Quy Ho is 2,000 high and 50km long, and Khau Pha is 1,300 high and 35km long.

An U-shaped stretch of Khau Pha Pass in Yen Bai Province, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre News

A U-shaped stretch of Khau Pha Pass in Yen Bai Province, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Meanwhile, travelers have two options to conquer Pha Din, with the old route being 1,648m high and 32km long, and the 26km new route which is wider and safer.

The new route (left) and old route of the Pha Din Pass in the border of Son La and Dien Bien provinces, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre News

The new route (left) and old route of Pha Din Pass along the border of Son La and Dien Bien Provinces, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre 

The old route of Pha Din Pass in the border of Son La and Dien Bien provinces, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tui Tre News

The old route of Pha Din Pass along the border of Son La and Dien Bien Provinces, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

The new route of Pha Din Pass in the border of Son La and Dien Bien provinces, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tui Tre News

The new route of Pha Din Pass along the border of Son La and Dien Bien Provinces, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tui Tre
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