Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Weaving through the Central Highland’s legendary road

Travelling on a bendy road linking Nha Trang City in Khanh Hoa province and Da Lat City in Lam Dong Central Highlands stuns visitors and leaves them in awe.

Driving along the road reflecting the sunlight, wooden-made houses are seen looming among the hills and mountains.

The road connecting the coastal city of Nha Trang and the flower city of Da Lat.It used to be that to travel from Nha Trang to Da Lat, visitors had to follow the 228-km route Nha Trang - Phan Rang (Ninh Thuan Province)-Da Lat.

In 2002, leaders of Khanh Hoa and Lam Dong provinces agreed to open a new route which shortened the distance between these two famous tourism cities by nearly 90km.

The Nha Trang-Dat Lat route, with its breathtaking scenery of mountains and immense forests, also contributes to the socio-economic development of the two provinces.

At this time of year, it’s easy to feel the distinct weather differences with sunlight in Nha Trang City, coolness at the 1000-metre altitude and white spaces of fog in the boundary between Khanh Hoa and Lam Dong provinces. Passers had their clothes got wet or hair covered with a thin layer of fog, which brought them a feeling of coldness. The scenery is a natural painting. Travelling for an additional 10km, the weather got warmer under the sun.

The 140km Nha Trang-Dat Lat road has become a choice for people who like exploring.

Suspension bridge among mountains
Surrounded by fog
A sight similar to northwestern Vietnam
Seeping in through the mist, the sun starts to appear
 Khanh Vinh District, Khanh Hoa Province
A dreamlike villa in the middle of pipe tree hill
ACTIVETRAVEL ASIA would like to recommend Motorbiking the Ho Chi Minh Trail - Complete Challenge tour.The legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail was the supply line used by North Vietnam to link North and South Vietnam during the American War. Soldiers, ammunition, weapons and supplies were carried by hand, bicycle and truck for hundreds of kilometers through the otherwise impenetrable jungle that covered Vietnam’s mountainous border with Laos. A testimony to the ingenuity, fortitude and commitment of the northern Vietnamese, the trail slipped from use at the end of the war and was taken back by the jungle. Recent road work that follow original sections of the trail have changed this. Besides incredible driving, deep in the Vietnamese countryside, this ride takes in the charming ancient trading town of Hoian, Khe Sanh battle site and DMZ. We also take time to stay overnight in a traditional Thai hill tribe and visit to some tribal villages on the way.


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