Vietnam 2016: scenic views between Hoi An and Phu Loc

by | Mar 27, 2016 | International Travel, Travel

We had a nice driver from Hue Private Cars, he drove quite slow and carefully, and was open to stopping for photos. Our first stop was My Khe Beach (aka China Beach), quite close to downtown Da Nang with lots of nearby development.

My Khe Beach, aka "China Beach"

Da Nang was bigger than expected, lots of buildings and businesses that spread out for miles. We didn’t stop for photos, but we did see the Dragon Bridge from the car.

Dragon Bridge in De Nang

We eventually got out of Da Nang and started climbing up the Hải Vân Pass. Stunning views!

beach views

phu-loc-villa-6

shrine @ Hải Vân Quan

And a nice surprise waterfall too.

surprise waterfall

Views from the top of the pass were fantastic, though we wish we had sun for better saturation… The temperature was at least 10 degrees colder at the top, so we had to add a layer to stay comfortable.

From here the road went downhill until we had views of Lang Co Beach.

Lăng Cô

Our driver took us around the bay instead of the main road, so we had some nice views here too.

fishing boat in Lăng Cô bay

After another 15 minutes were dropped off at our resort. All in all, this was a very pleasant drive, even in the uncertain cloudy conditions. We wound up using this car service again to get to the airport from downtown Hue.

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