Lam Bao Long Hotel

80 Le Loi, Hue, 0084, Vietnam
Lam Bao Long Hotel
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Hai Van Pass, by train or by bus?

by voyage_lam

Hi there,

we will be travelling from Hue to Danang/Hoi An in early April. Hai Van pass is repetitively shown on all covers.

So what you reckon, it's more spectacular overseeing the view from the train or from the bus? How's the road condition?

The train costs around US$4 from Hue to Danang, where we will then be picked up for free by our hotel to Hoi An.

The bus, cheaper likely. But how's the road condition? and the bus situation? crowded?

Train seems to be more convenient. any suggestions dude?

many thanks in advancE!


RE: Hai Van Pass, by train or by bus?

by JonnyVN

The train follows the coast so not much to see really. The best will be a bus over the top. Make sure that the bus you get does that as there is now a tunnel (now takes 10 mins instead of the hour or so before), so you might need to go through a travel agent.

Great views there and with being pretty high up so weather changes day by day

RE: RE: Hai Van Pass, by train or by bus?

by cachaseiro

i cycled over the pass 4 years ago and it's an ok road and i guess traffic is not as heavy as it used to be.

i noticed that many busses were stopping at the top of the pass so that people could enjoy the view.

i'm sure that if you take the sinh cafe bus they will still go over the pass as it's a very scenic road.

RE: Hai Van Pass, by train or by bus?

by King_Golo

i passed the pass twice by bus and as the buses crawl up the hills pretty slowly, the views are magnificent. on the other hand, i've heard exactly the same from those who came by train... guess, i haven't been too much of a helping hand, have i?!

RE: RE: Hai Van Pass, by train or by bus?

by voyage_lam

hello guys,

thanks so much for answering the questions. i gues i will just take the bus and try my luck!


RE: RE: Hai Van Pass, by train or by bus?

by cachaseiro

you should travel by bicycle if you want the ultimate bicycle challenge.
i have done a few mountain passes around the world on my bicycle including crossing the alps, but i think this pass was the most tiring i have experienced.

RE: RE: Hai Van Pass, by train or by bus?

by KhanhLy

If you have traveling companion and your budget allows, hire a private driver. The trip through Hai Van pass is breathtakingly beautiful. That way you might have time to stop at Lang Co fishing village.

RE: Hai Van Pass, by train or by bus?

by iwys

The Sinh Cafe and Kim Cafe buses stop at the top of the Hai Van pass, so you can get out, walk around and take photos, including pictures of the old American and French bunkers up there. When you buy your ticket check what stops they are going to make first. As for cycling, you'd have to be Lance Armstrong to get a bike up there! lol

Travel Tips for Hue

Hoa Khiem Temple

by SirRichard

Tu Duc emperor built here a summer residence, amid frangipani trees and pines. It included a lake with an artificial island in which he used to hunt the animals that his servants previously brought there. There is an embankment too at the lake.
Then there is the Residence, several pavillions, and the tombs, one for him, one for his son.

Inside the main Pavillion you can visit the Reception Hall, in the Hoa Khiem Temple. Tu Duc used this temple as a palace. There are here many furnitures, mirrors, jars, and other personal items. In the pic you can see the 2 thrones, the smallest being the Emperor one: he was only 153 cms high!

Smoking on the street

by chrisvandenbroucke

People smoke on the streets but nowhere you can find such a big bamboo pipe neither in markets nor in shops.

Well, I asked this man to buy his own used pipe. I took me a while to persuade but now it is in Belgium

Hon Chen Temple

by iwys

Ho Chen Temple is a small, peaceful place, surrounded by woodland, where local people come, by boat, down the Perfume River in order to pray, especially during Tet.

I'm sure every foreign visitor follows the intriguing path past the temple to see what's at the end. It's a public toilet, so if you're on an all-day boat trip, you'll know where to find one.

Dragon boats

by call_me_rhia

The boats taking travelers and tourists along the perfume river are called dragon boats, because they are all adorned with dragon designs. Boats come in all shapes, larger ones which can accommodate 10-15 people for cheaper tours, and smaller ones for private tours.

All these boats are owned by local families, who also live on the boat... and are docked by the riverside in the new part of Hue, where most hotels are. It doesn't matter which boat you take, there's no added luxury to any, since you'll be sitting on plastic chairs, no matter how much or little you have paid.

If you take a tour by a travel agent (we paid it 5 dollars) a light lunch is included... this is rice and vegetables. The lady of the boat, during the cruise, will come round with a menu... you can choose extra food and she'll hop off at some stage to go buy it... and prepare it for you at lunchtime.

Xuan Trang Cafeteria

by Blatherwick about Xuan Trang Cafeteria

This place has has pretty good food at a cheap price. However, this place has a special place in my heart for another reason. When I got sick in Hue (not from this place), the girls who were flagging down customers looked after me to make sure that I was ok. The funny thing is that I've heard that the two got married and moved to Canada.


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